22nd November 2016, Beaverton, OR. Today, Ringgold has mapped more than 11,000 Open Funder Registry IDs to its Identify Database of over 440,000 organizational records. The addition of the Funder IDs provides interoperability between the two datasets.
By mapping Funder IDs to Ringgold’s Identify Database, organizations and publishers managing Article Processing Charges (APCs) for Open Access journals will be able to fully automate the APC calculations for authors, funders, and institutions from a single source. Furthermore, Ringgold customers will be able to readily identify funders from within the universe of organizational records in Identify.
Jay Henry, Chief Marketing Officer at Ringgold said: “Ringgold is committed to uniting important datasets used throughout scholarly communications. The inclusion of the Funder IDs provides our customers with the ability to accurately identify funders, and associate the full Ringgold metadata with those institutions. This opens a new dimension of linked data to further improve analysis of our shared ecosystem.”
Ringgold (www.ringgold.com) has created a process for the identification of institutions and the relationships between organizations. After more than 11 years, Ringgold has built Identify, a curated authority file of more than 400,000 institutions spanning multiple industry sectors. Each institutional entry has been assigned its own unique Ringgold ID, which is mapped to the organizational hierarchy and a range of classification metadata, including consortium membership and the ISNI.