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Fwd: [IFLA-L] CERL and ECPA publish report that explains persistentidentifier schemes

From: Ken Laskey <klaskey@mitre.org>
Date: Thu, 21 Dec 2006 19:56:14 -0500
Message-Id: <F1A2B189-3016-4BC0-BB8F-B81CD7600A42@mitre.org>
To: www-tag@w3.org
Has the TAG seen this and are there any opinions on its effects on  
Web architecture?

Ken

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>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ecpa [mailto:Ecpa@bureau.knaw.nl]
> Sent: Wednesday, December 20, 2006 10:14 AM
> To: Ifla-l@infoserv.inist.fr
> Subject: [IFLA-L] CERL and ECPA publish report that explains
> persistentidentifier 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.
>
> Ordering information:
>
> Implementing Persistent Identifiers. Overview of concepts, guidelines
> and recommendations
> Hans-Werner Hilse and Jochen Kothe
> ISBN 90-6984-508-3
> http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:gbv:7-isbn-90-6984-508-3-8
>
> 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 publishers:
> 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
> URL: http://www.knaw.nl/ecpa/

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Ken Laskey
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