by Laura Dawson
Bowker | Wed May 7, 2014
Use of ISNIs among authors is growing, according to a press release published today by ProQuest (Bowker - and by extension SelfPublishedAuthor.com - is a ProQuest affiliate).
A new analysis of Bowker® Books In Print shows that a full 33 percent of its contributors have the ISO-certified International Standard Name Identifier (ISNI) connected with their names and in use in the database. ISNI was created just over two years ago and has topped 8 million assignments, 2.33 million of which are represented in Books In Print, showing rapid uptake by authors and other contributors.
ISNI is an ISO standard for contributors to creative works or other intellectual property. Authors can find out more about ISNI here.