The ARK Identifier Scheme: Lessons Learnt at the BnF and Questions Yet Unanswered

Sébastien Peyrard, John A. Kunze, Jean-Philippe Tramoni


The Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF) looks back at lessons learnt over a decade of implementing persistent identifiers (ARKs). Those lessons give an insight into what it means to maintain persistent identifiers in the mid-term. A systematic gap analysis between what is and what should be, especially in a Semantic Web context, lead to open questions about best practices and standards compliance.

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