Developing Identifiers for Heritage Collections

This resource describes the different aspects of developing persistent identifiers (PIDs) in the context of Heritage Collections. It is now available in an initial version for consultation and feedback until the end of May 2021.

Aspects for Developing PIDs for Collections

Add PIDs
Add PIDs

Links - not persistent
Links - not persistent

Links - local persistence
Links - local persistence

Human readable PIDs
Human readable PIDs

Machine readable PIDs
Machine readable PIDs

Globally resolvable PIDs
Globally resolvable PIDs


Help using this site

Additional resources to help when using this site.

Read this first
Read this first

Baseline
Baseline

Glossary
Glossary

Use case mapping
Use case mapping

PID functionalities
PID functionalities


This resource will be revised throughout 2021 and maintained until the conclusion of the Towards a National Collection programme in 2025.

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