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[InetBib] CERL and ECPA publish report that explains persistent identifier schemes
- Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2006 16:40:08 +0100
- From: "Ecpa" <Ecpa@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: [InetBib] CERL and ECPA publish report that explains persistent identifier schemes
Traditionally, references to web content have been made by using URL
hyperlinks. However, as links are 'broken' when content is moved to another
location, a reference system based on URLs is inherently unstable and poses
risks for continued access to web resources. To create a more reliable system
for referring to published material on the web, from the mid-1990s a number of
schemes have been developed that use name spaces to identify resources,
enabling retrieval even if the location on the web is unknown.
A recently published report explains the principle of persistent identifiers
and helps institutions decide which scheme would best fit their needs. It
discusses Handles, Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs), Archival Resource Keys
(ARKs), Persistent Uniform Resource Locators (PURLs), Uniform Resource Names
(URNs), National Bibliography Numbers (NBNs), and the Open URL, providing
examples and extensive references for each.
The report was written by the Research and Development Department of the
Goettingen State and University Library (Niedersächsische Staats- und
Universitätsbibliothek Göttingen) at the request of the Advisory Task Group
(ATG) of the Consortium of European Research Libraries. It is co-published by
CERL and ECPA.
Implementing Persistent Identifiers. Overview of concepts, guidelines and
Hans-Werner Hilse and Jochen Kothe
Copies can be ordered from the ECPA Secretariat at the address below or through
the ECPA website.
The price is 40 euros, exclusive of postage and handling.
You will also find the report as a PDF file on the website of each of the
http://www.cerl.org and http://www.knaw.nl/ecpa
European Commission on Preservation and Access (ECPA)
c/o Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
P.O. Box 19121, NL-1000 GC Amsterdam, The Netherlands
visiting address: Trippenhuis, Kloveniersburgwal 29,
NL-1011 JV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
tel. ++31 - 20 - 551 08 39 fax ++31 - 20 - 620 49 41
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