Persistent access to digital publications and other electronic resources over time is an increasingly important aspect of the scientific and cultural heritage communities. "Persistent access" to scholarly and cultural information requires an unambiguous identification of information objects through a persistent identifier.

Ten national organisations in eight European countries combine their expertise in the PersID initiative to establish an infrastructure for Persistent Identifiers. The partners have chosen to use "Uniform Resource Names for National Bibliography Numbers" URN:NBN.

The ambition of PersID is to deliver a working global resolver infrastructure which will be able to resolve requests to local URNs but also to other Persistent Identifiers. This requires technical solutions, but more important: an established organisation and agreed policy.
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First meeting on a "URN:NBN Cluster". Read more...

Den Haag Persistent Object Identifier and Linked Open Data Manifesto.
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