[OAI-implementers] Universal Identifiers
Fri, 9 Feb 2001 15:45:14 -0500
ePrints Support writes
> Does anyone know of a system for assigning unqique identifiers to
> other cromulent entities such as people (creators), institutions
> and/or anything else you might want to uniquely identify in an
> archives metadata.
In the RePEc project, we have extensive collections of such
data and all of them have persistent identifiers. However the
solution that we adopt are local to RePEc. But it works well
in user services.
In addition, Simeon and I are working on an academic metadata
format. This will not by itself solve the identification problem,
(it can not, really) but it will allow you to use identified authors
and institution in a straightforwared way in your metadata set.
You are welcome to join our small team and work on this. We should
have a test version out soon.
Finally, and most importantly, there is the OAI meeting on
certification in Geneva. I expect that such registration aspects
will be discussed there.
Thomas Krichel http://openlib.org/home/krichel