Ring gold identifier my presentationPresentation Transcript
By Nermeen Ragab
Data Entry Specialist
Ringgold provides the institutional identifier
which enables publishers and intermediaries
to connect their data and strengthen the links
throughout the supply chain.
(Ringgold Data base)A rich database of over
350,000 records, the universe of institutions
from a publisher's point of view.
Ringgold's unique subject classification system has been designed
specifically for the publishing industry.
Ringgold is currently in the process of reclassifying its institutional
database, Identify, which holds over 350,000 institutional entities,
using a new faceted classification system.
Ringgold Subjects are currently being considered for adoption by
COUNTER for the classification of journals in the Journal Usage
Factor. The subjects and the wider facet schema was developed via
detailed research and a lengthy consultation process with Ringgold’s
customers. Ringgold Subjects have been designed to meet
publisher’s needs in mapping their content to the interests of
History of Ringgold &Institutional
Ringgold’s Auditing service enables clients to benefit in the following
* Disambiguation of customer accounts. By using the unique Ringgold
institutional identifier, duplicate accounts and holdings are easily
identified, and consolidated.
* Multi-faceted profiling of customer base. Auditing returns metadata
specific to each institutional record including location, type, tiers, size and
other associated metadata. From the files Ringgold supplies, clients
analyze their subscriber base in terms of industry sector, geographic
region, and more.
* Accurately managing customers’ renewals: Audits ensure that renewals
and non-renewals are accurately identified. Run more effective renewal
campaigns by concentrating only on true lapses or cancellations.
EXPLORING THE MARKET
*Clients of Ringgold’s Auditing service may also
compare their customers to the larger market,
by having Ringgold host their audited customer
files, using the database internally:
1.Matching the customers against the database
and eliminating duplicate accounts.
2.Seeing both customers and non-customers in
any Identify search, including consortia holdings
3.Filtering searches by product.
4.Generating gap analysis and market penetration
reports in order to identify your true prospects.
OBTAINING RINGGOLD ID
Ringgold's Identify customers to obtain
Ringgold IDs for institutions which are not
currently held in the Identify database with
The advantages are numerous: researcher’s
will be able to obtain a new Ringgold
number for addition into multiple internal
system and to use that number to link
HOW VALIDATE WORKS
Ringgold has three Directors and 18 members of
staff. Ringgold’s staff are augmented by a team of 40
international researchers, who build the Identify
database and audit clients' data.
The creation and maintenance of database records
requires both country knowledge and language skill,
encompassing 40 different languages, ensuring that,
for example, records for Chinese and Japanese
subscribing organizations are processed by
personnel with these respective language skills,
cultural awareness, and understanding of the local
library and information landscape.