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URN:NBN Cluster, First meeting, Frankfurt, November 14

Representatives from several European institutions gathered at the Deutche Nationalbibliothek in Frankfurt on November 14 to discuss the possibilty of building a "URN:NBN Cluster". A cluster solution would for example include mirroring PID databases and parallel URN resolver instances. More information will come...

Den Haag Persistent Object Identifier and Linked Open Data Manifesto

One important outcome of the KE PID workshop in Haag (see below) is a manifesto text which now can be downloaded from the KE web site on Den Haag Manifesto. This manifesto forms the basis for a co-ordinated approach to identifier issues across the persistent identifier (PID) and linked open data (LOD) communities.

KE seminar on object identification, Haag, June 14-15, 2011

"Knowledge Exchange organised a seminar inviting various Persistent Object Identifier solutions to compare services and explore future cooperation and convergence. This seminar took place on 14-15 June 2011 at the DANS offices in The Hague, the Netherlands and was hosted by PersID, SURFfoundation and DANS. It was attended by 40-50 experts, representatives of the participating PID systems, national libraries, data archives and other stakeholders...". Read more on Knowledge Exchange Activities site

PersID workshop, Firenze, March 21-22, 2011

The 8th Persistent Identifier Studies and Development Workshop was hosted by Fondazione Rinascimento Digitale in Florence 21-22 March. This was the last workshop within the project, but the cooperation between the PersID partners will continue. Project reports, see Documents

Persistent Identifiers for the Social Sciences

The International Data Service Centers of IZA/GESIS/RatSWD organized a Workshop with the title "Persistent Identifiers for the Social Sciences", 1-2 February in Bonn.
The PersID project was represented at the workshop.
Program and application


New IETF working group on URN:s

A new IETF working group, Uniform Resource Names, Revised (urnbis), has been formed, in order to update the key RFC:s describing the URN system.
IETF urn working group charter

PersID workshop, Copenhagen, November 18-19, 2010

The 7th Persistent Identifier Studies and Development Workshop held at the Danish Agency for Libraries and Media (DEFF), Copenhagen.

iPRES 2010, Vienna, September 19 - 24, 2010

The 7th International Conference on Preservation of Digital Objects - iPRES 2010 - offered a half day tutorial on persistent identifiers: Tutorial 5: J. Kett and M. Lunghi, Stability of digital resources on the Internet and strategies for persistent identifier.

IETF 78, Maastricht, Netherlands, July 25-30, 2010

The agenda for this IETF meeting included Birds of a Feather (BOF) meeting on URN specifications. The main aim of the BOF was to charter a new IETF working group, URNBIS, responsible for reviewing and if necessary updating the content of existing URN-related RFCs, and strengthening their standard status when necessary.

The outcome of BOF was very positive; all those who expressed their opinions agreed that there is a need to revise URN RFCs. The new working group is expected to be established within 1-2 months

PersID workshop, Helsinki, May 22-23, 2010

The 6th Persistent Identifier Studies and Development Workshop was hosted by the National Library of Finland, Helsinki.

PersID project workshop, Frankfurt, March 9-10, 2010

The 5th Persistent Identifier Studies and Development Workshop was hosted by the German National Library (Deutche Bibliothek), Frankfurt.


Cultural heritage on line, Florence, December 15-16, 2009

This second edition of the conference Cultural heritage on line - Empowering users: an active role for user communities holds a presentation by Roberto Puccinelli, Maurizio Lunghi et al.: Towards a European global resolver service of persistent identifiers.

PersID "Kick-Off" meeting, Stockholm, October 21, 2009

The 4th Persistent Identifier Studies and Development Workshop, also the "Kick-Off" meeting for the PersID project, was hosted by the National Library of Sweden (Kungliga Biblioteket), Stockholm.

PID Workshop, Rome, May 11-12, 2009

This 3th Persistent Identifier Studies and Development Workshop was held in Rome at the CNR.

International Repositories Workshop, Amsterdam, March 16-17, 2009

Theme of the workshop: "An international agenda for action on repositories infrastructure"

PID workshop, Copenhagen, March 4-5, 2009

This 2th Persistent Identifier Studies and Development Workshop was held in Copenhagen at the Danish Agency for Libraries and Media (DEFF).

First PID Workshop, Utrecht, January 8, 2009

The 1st Persistent Identifier Studies and Development Workshop was hosted bythe SURF Offices in Utrecht. Invitations from the Knowledge Excange.