This page relates to the new Identify Online interface. Help on this topic for the old interface have been moved to here.

Each Identify Record is assigned a unique Ringgold Identifier and is made up of various metadata elements, each of which is described below in full.

See also: Identify Online Glossary
See also: Identify Database Metadata Elements
See also: Identify Database Editorial Policy

 

Viewing Records in Identify Online

Click the Organization Record Detail icon within a list of results to view a full Identify Record with rich metadata and (if Datasets hosted) your Customer information associated with the organization:

Ringgold ID and Record Name

  • Ringgold Identifier: Unique numerical organizational identifier assigned by Ringgold
  • Name: Legal name of the organization in its native language

Identify Record options

Optional Fields

Customize your display. You can choose which fields to show or limit for any Identify Record. Turn off or on fields as preferred:

Further Options

Send us Feedback about an Identify Record
Let us know if you’d like us to review any details in an Identify Record. Click the Send Feedback button to open a feedback form. Tell us about organization name changes, closures, or merges, for example. We aim to respond to feedback within 24 hours (Monday to Friday). Alternatively, you may email us at support@ringgold.com

Download an Identify Record
Effortlessly export all of the data in an Identify Record – including Customer & Products Details – straight to your desktop; save as either .csv or .xlsx

CSV files cannot be opened directly by Excel. This is not unique to Ringgold, it is a common and expected ‘feature’ of Excel. See Systems Files Tech Tip for more information on how to properly handle CSV files, and avoid data corruption in many circumstances.

View the Hierarchy for an Identify Record
Each organization in the Identify Database has been hierarchically and expertly mapped to related organizations. Click to view organizational relationships in our unique ‘family tree’-style.

See also: Identify Online Hierarchies

Location

  • City: administrative HQ, standardized by Google Places API
  • Admin Areas: state, region, county, civility, province, etc, standardized by Google Places API
  • Post Code: mailing postal or zip code in the format used in each country
  • Country: administrative HQ

See also: Country Codes

URLs

  • Primary domain: the current main working URL
  • Alternative site: other working URLs for the organization
  • Former site: non-working, old URLs including those for ceased organisations
  • Email Domain
  • Graduate site (Japan only)

Alternate Names

Former names, abbreviations, acronyms, AKA’s, common names, English translations if record is non-English. There are several forms of alternate name. These include:

  • TR = English translation of the organization’s name, which is mandatory for organizations in countries where the first language is not English. Corporate designations and company names are not translated.
  • AB = Abbreviation.
  • AB TL = Abbreviation of the transliterated name.
  • AB TR = Abbreviation of translated name into English.
  • AC = Acronym, added if it appears on the organization’s website, or appears in customer records.
  • AC FN = Acronym of former name.
  • AC TL = Acronym of the transliterated name.
  • AC TR = Acronym of translated name into English.
  • AK = a/k/a (also known as)*
  • AK FN = also known as, former name.
  • AK TL = a/k/a (also known as) of transliterated name.
  • AK TR = also known as, translation.
  • AQ = Acquisition.
  • CS = Ceased.
  • DN = Diacritic name.
  • FN = Former name.
  • FN until = Former name with date.
  • FN LB = Former name of Library (to be deprecated to the library record).
  • LB = Library name (to be deprecated to the library record).
  • LB TR = Translation of library name (to be deprecated to the library record).
  • MG = Merged.
  • TL = Transliterated Name.
  • TL FN = Transliterated former name.
  • TR FN = Former name translated to English.

*For countries with more than one official language, alternate names in the various languages are listed, if provided on the organization’s website.

Details

  • Ringgold Type: Our classification system with two parts: sector/subject or type. Full list: Ringgold Types
  • Self Description*: The terms used by an organization to describe itself. Full list: Identify Academic Classifications
  • Reach*: Geographic scope in terms of its locations and services; Local, Regional, National, International
  • Activity Status*: Operational status; Active, Dormant, Ceased
  • Governance*: The way the org is managed; by and for whom; Academia, Corporate, Government, Membership
  • Economic Model*: Economic aim, legal status; for-profit or non-profit
  • Level*: Numerical designation assigned to a fixed level within an Identify Hierarchy. Full list: Identify Academic Classifications
  • Number of Sites*: Locations; single or multi-site
  • Ringgold Tier: Indicates industry sector size and type. Full list: Ringgold Tiers
  • Size: Number of FTEs or total enrollment (academic) or employees (corporate), where available
  • Staff: Number of professionals eg faculty, doctors, lawyers, accountants, where available
  • Schools: Number of schools within a system, district, network, or organization, where available
  • Libraries: Number of libraries in a library system or organization, where available
  • Hospitals: Number of hospitals in a hospital system or health-related organization, where available
  • Beds: Number of beds in a hospital, where available
  • Doctors: Number of doctors in a hospital, where available

Tip: *These Identify Academic Classifications are applied to Ringgold Type ‘academic’ sector records only

See also: Identify Academic Classifications – an explanation

Missions

What the organization does, is trying to achieve, what are its reasons for existing and purposes. For a full list of all Missions used in the database see the Missions tab here: Identify Academic Classifications

Tip: Identify Academic Classifications are applied to Ringgold Type ‘academic’ sector records only

See also: Identify Academic Classifications – an explanation

External Metadata

  • OpenAthens – a full list of Eduserv’s OpenAthens Identifiers can be obtained here.
  • ISNI – International Standard Name Identifier (ISNI) is a 16-digit ISO standard (ISO 27729) that identifies public identities of individuals and organizations. More about Ringgold and ISNI numbers here.
  • OFR IDOpen Funder Registry identifier (CrossRef), a common taxonomy of over 11,000 funding body names.

Carnegie Data

The Carnegie Classifications of Institutions of Higher Education at Indiana University. Data for three updates is available; 2015, 2010 and 2005.

For a complete list of Carnegie values please refer to the Carnegie Classifications Data File, download here:  2015 Update Public File

Subjects and Inferred Subjects

Areas that the organization is involved in, pursues and investigates. Applied to Academic sector records only. Five hierarchical top-level subjects and over 800 sub-subjects based on; Faculties, Departments, Courses, Research programs, Medical services performed.

Scroll down the alphabetical list to see all Identify Subject Classifications applied to this organization. Click  to see that level of the organization.  For a full list of all Identify Subject Classifications used in the database see the Subjects tab here: Identify Academic Classifications

See also: Identify Academic Classifications – Explanation for Customers

Consortium Membership

If the organization is a member of one or more Consortia, those Consortia will be listed here:

   Identify Record, shows full detail
   Organization hierarchy, shows immediate descendents
   Organization hierarchy, shows immediate ascendents (if more than one direct parent)
   Direct Customer
   Indirect Customer
   Direct and Indirect Customer

See also: Customers in Identify Online

Consortium Members

If the Identify Record is classified as Ringgold Type consortium/*, all members of that consortium will be listed here. Scroll down to view all members of the consortium and, if Datasets hosted, see which of these members are Customers.

   Identify Record, shows full detail
   Organization hierarchy, shows immediate descendents
   Organization hierarchy, shows immediate ascendents (if more than one direct parent)
   Direct Customer
   Indirect Customer
   Direct and Indirect Customer

See also: Customers in Identify Online

Customer Data and Summary

See separate Support page: Customers in Identify Online

 

 

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