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Persistent identifiers – an overview

by Juha Hakala
KIM Technology Watch Report ()

Abstract

This article describes five persistent identifier systems (ARK, DOI, PURL, URN and XRI) and compares their functionality against the cool URIs. The aim is to provide an overview, not to give any kind of ranking of these systems.

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