The Problems of Institutional Identification: Toward a Universal Institutional ID: Against the Grain

Standards column by Todd Carpenter.Describes some of the existing identifier standards that are used for institutional identification and the gaps that these leave. NISO has launched a working group on Insitutional Identifiers to develop a standard that can be implemented in all library and publishing environments. The group will build on the work of the Journal Supply Chain Efficiency Improvement Pilot (JSCEIP).