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Getting Started

This resource is arranged into two main areas, Aspects and Guidance. Aspects refer to the different elements of PID implementation which can be adopted by heritage organisations. Consult the different aspects to determine where you want your organisation to be. The guidance is designed to help you actually implement one of these solutions and identify specific PID types to use. Understanding what you or your users need to be able to do (use case mapping) can help identify aspects which meet your requirements. PID functionalities - Which PID does what? describes the different PID types which meet the various aspects.

Some points to note:

  • All aspects require some form of collections management system (CMS) to be in place described in the Baseline
  • The aspects presented in this resource are arranged in a general progression but there is no expectation that individual institutions would implement all of them in this way. The intention is simply to provide possible implementation pathways
  • Where mentioned, Builds on, refers to the other aspects in this resource which would have had to have been implemented for this aspect to be possible
  • Compatible PID types (e.g. URIs, DOIs) are included where an externally facing aspect of implementation is being described

Page layout

The aspect pages all follow a consistent format.

Diagram illustrating layout of pages in PID resources.

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Have a look at the Baseline collection management implementation to see how it compares to what your organisation uses.

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