Ringgold has three important announcements made within the past month, all relative to the impact on libraries of having a standard identifier for their respective supporting institution(s) and in NISO standards development work. Ringgold is a key player in the NISO working groups engaged in developing a standard for Institutional Identifiers. The news angle is the profound effect this new standard can have on libraries.
The first (Nov. 25) represents an expanded relationship with DataSalon where publishers can now see an expanded view of hierarchic relationships among their subscribers, authors, and in-house usage. Details at: http://www.ringgold.com/pr_archive/pr_ringgold_DataSalon_091125.html
The second (Nov. 26) is with Frontline Global Marketing Services where Frontline and Ringgold will share consortia metadata for approximately 600 library consortia in 97 countries. See: http://www.ringgold.com/pr_archive/pr_ringgold_frontline_091126.html
The most recent (Dec. 1) is with EBSCO announcing the implementation of the Ringgold identifiers within EBSCOhost databases. See: http://www.ringgold.com/pr_archive/pr_ringgold_ebsco_091201.html
. All can be viewed as links from the Ringgold website at www.ringgold.com.