Re: Proposal to include ISNI

Hi Laura,

We currently have the "sameAs" property in "Person" (and in "Organization")
which is defined as:

"URL of a reference Web page that unambiguously indicates the item's 
  E.g. the URL of the item's Wikipedia page, Freebase page, or official 

I've had a quick look at the ISNI website and it looks like ISNI 
are in the form of a persistent URI, and I believe ORCID is the same, so
perhaps the existing "sameAs" property can immediately be used for the

Please correct me if I've misunderstood anything!



On 20/11/13 21:17, Laura Dawson wrote:
> Hi, all -
> Iım writing to propose including ISNI as a property for Person, and for
> Organization. ISNI is an ISO standard that is nearly 2 years old, and
> weıre starting to see uptake in VIAF, Wikipedia, Digital Science, ORCID
> (they use it to identify organization names), Musicbrainz, and other data
> sets. Currently, there are 6.8 million ISNIs assigned to names (6.4
> million people, 400K organizations), but these numbers are growing with
> new data sets. I think with these sorts of numbers, itıs a valuable
> disambiguation/collocation tool for public identities.
> We may want to also include other identifiers like ORCID, which is heavily
> used in the scholarly/research community, particularly STEM. ORCID is a
> subset of ISNI, with different assignment criteria.
> More information is here: Iım happy to send around
> documentation, slide decks, or answer any questions as well.
> Sincerely,
> Laura Dawson
> Product Manager, Identifier Services
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