Coordination, Cooperation and Communication
Session coordinator: Jindra Planková, Silesian University in Opava - The Institute of Computer Science
Time and venue: May 24, 2:15 PM - 5:05 PM, Auditorium D
The System of Global Identification of Contents Creators, Producers and Distributors Opens Its Work
Eva Bratková, Charles University in Prague - Faculty of Arts - Institute of Information Studies and Librarianship, Czech Republic
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The paper is devoted to new system of unique global identification of works creators, producers, publishers and distributors, named by initialese „ISNI“ (International Standard Name Identifier), according to the international standard ISO 27729 (its delayed edition is expected in June 2011). The opening part of paper outlines briefly development and issues of mentioned entities unique and persistent identification in different communities (rights management societies, libraries, information producers and others), especially in conditions of digital information communication. Main part of paper will present the ISNI identifier, identified entities in so-called „public identities“ conception, principles of identifiers allocation and whole global ISSN network building including its central database. The centre of the network – ISNI International Agency, which will be responsible for administration and governance, was put into operation in London in December 2010 as not-for-profit organisation, incorporated by consotium of six founding members (International Confederation CISAC, International Federation IFRRO, International Database Association IPDA, ProQuest company, OCLC network and Conference of European National Librarians (CENL) represented by National Library of France and British Library. The possibilities of identification Czech creators, producers et al. by ISNI identifier are discussed in the end of paper.
Author's professional CV
Eva Bratková, Ph.D. is the assistant professor of the Institute of Information Studies and Librarianship, Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague (http://uisk.ff.cuni.cz/). To her main professional interests belong digital libraries or eprint archives and their services, electronic resources and its formats, bibliographic formats and metadata, persistent identifiers, bibliographic databases and services, identification and description of information resources and information retrieval. She is the editor of the international e-print archive for library and information science E-LIS (http://eprints.rclis.org/).