We are delighted to announce the launch of Identify Online (IDO). This release represents the collective efforts of more than a dozen people to design and build a custom interface and technical infrastructure capable of meeting our customer’s needs today, and well into the future. Not only have we redesigned the interface and upgraded our hosting facilities, but the process of reinventing IDO revealed ways to improve our underlying data structure. The result is better data, better access, and platforms that allow Ringgold to engage a perpetual process of incremental improvement and innovation. Click here to read the full press release.

I want to acknowledge the efforts put forth by customers who contributed their time and feedback during testing and to everyone at Ringgold who engaged this challenge and helped produce a best-in-class database and online interface. Thank you.

Here’s to well-structured data, and powerful search tools – Cheers!  Jay Henry, CMO.

ISNI news

ISNI International Agency Ltd (ISNI-IA) has announced changes to its infrastructure focused on providing open identifiers for organizations working in the field of scholarly communications. The ISNI Organizations Registry will enable organizations to change and correct their own records and allow the research community to identify author affiliations persistently and authoritatively, thereby supporting analysis of research output and impact. To read the full announcement please click here.

Meet Ringgold at Frankfurt Book Fair

The Ringgold team are gearing up for the 2017 Frankfurt Book Fair, October 11 through 13, and for the STM Meeting on October 10. We are excited to meet with you, and to discuss how our authoritative data and data services can support all phases of the research & publication lifecycle. Click here for more information or get in touch to make an appointment to meet with us at the book fair.

Join us for this Frankfurt Hot Spot presentation

Open Access Master Class: University APCs for Publishers.

Thursday 12 October, 15.00-15.30, Professional & Scientific Information Hot Spot Stage, Hall 4.2 N99.

At research universities, tracking Article Publication Charges (APCs) brings costly inefficiency to the manuscript submission workflow for authors, funders and university staff. VAT and compliance rules overwhelm manual systems that simply won’t scale. What publishers and institutional leadership require is a business-minded application that serves all stakeholders. Find out what a solution could mean to the bottom line for you and your partners too. Presented by Copyright Clearance Center, and chaired by CCC’s Christopher Kenneally, panelists include Ringgold’s Laura Cox.

2017 UK User Group Meeting this December

Don’t forget about the UK 2017 Ringgold Identify Database User Group meeting, being held in Central London in December.

This is an opportunity to learn about new ways to leverage and implement Identify data, share expertise with fellow publishers who understand the benefits of standardized data, and help shape the future of the Identify Database.

  • UK – Identify User Group Meeting in London, London W1, 2:00 pm December 4.

Speakers will be confirmed nearer the time. This session is free for our valued Clients, and space is limited so please Contact Us now to register.

Keeping Identify up-to-date

Ringgold’s production team have updated almost 77,000 exisiting database records so far this year. The work has included Japanese corporate mergers:

  • Ringgold ID 13339. Mitsubishi Chemical Kabushiki Kaisha, Mitsubishi Chemical, Mitsubishi Plastics and Mitsubishi Rayon merged to become Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
  • Ringgold ID 53319. JXTG Holdings Kabushiki Kaisha JX Holdings and TonenGeneral integrated their businesses under JXTG Holdings

There was also recently a merger of Université Mohammed V Agdal and Université Mohammed V Souissi, now updated to Ringgold 107736 Universite Mohammed V de Rabat.

In addition to this work, we have reviewed all records in the Ringgold ID 1755 UK Ministry of Defence hierarchy, and updated the structure and names of the directorates of Ringgold ID 113429 Scottish Government. The team also recently reviewed all records associated with the US health system Ringgold ID 5944 Mount Sinai Health System.

New record additions have included first-level layers of 20 main Chinese universities and 6 Russian universities. We have added over 35,000 new records to the Identify Database so far in 2017.

CDO maintenance and growth

The member lists of Turkish consortia Ringgold ID 52941 ANKOS and ID 200048 ULAKBIM EKUAL have been completely updated to reflect recent changes in the Turkish higher education sector following the closure and merger of some universities. Other recently updated consortia records include Ringgold ID 33480 OhioLINK and ID 59324 MCLS (Midwest Collaborative for Library Services).

New recent additions to the Consortium Directory Online:

  • Ringgold ID 504957 COBES-CI (Consortium des Bibliotheques de l’Enseignement Superieur de Cote d’Ivoire)
  • Ringgold ID 507690 CzechELib (Konsorcia Elektronické Informační Zdroje/Czech eResources Consortium)
  • Ringgold ID 507687 ACCLC (Arizona Community College Library Consortium)

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