EPICUR - Enhancement of Persistent Identifier Services: Comprehensive Method for Unequivocal Resource Identification

Persistent Identifiers (PI) are essential conditions for an effective management of digital resources and reliable access to electronic documents. Currently several persistent identifiers services have been established; however there is a general demand concerning the active introduction of persistent identifiers, further development of technical components of persistent identifier services and the establishment of an organisational infrastructure regarding persistent identifiers. In the framework of the project CARMEN-AP4, Die Deutsche Bibliothek implemented a Uniform Resource Name (URN) Management system. The objective of the EPICUR project is to expand the existing PI-service to enable complementary application of several PI systems. At an international level a URN Information Centre shall be established in co-operation with the national library of Finland.

Last reviewed: 
22 February, 2012