||DeRidder, Jody. I² and ISNI: Improving the Information Supply Chain with Standard Institutional Identifiers. Information Standards Quarterly, 2011 Summer 23(3):26-29. doi:10.3789/isqv23n3.2011.07
||The NISO Institutional Identifier (I²) Working Group was established to create a standard for an identifier that would support more efficient workflows for the information supply chain by enabling all parties— such as libraries, subscription agents, and publishers—to use the same identifier for the same institution. During their investigation, the Working Group determined that the new International Standard Name Identifier (ISNI) could be leveraged to meet the infrastructure needs of I², while the needs analysis and metadata development performed by the NISO I² working group could expand the ISNI’s ability to serve institutions. This synchronicity laid the groundwork for a fruitful collaboration that is described in this article.