Kathrin Schroeder: The application of Persistent Identifiers as one approach to ensure guarantee long-term ava ilability of Online-Theses
Die Deutsche Bibliothek
Persistent Identifier, Uniform Resource Name, long-term availability, permanent referencing, Die Deutsche Bibliothek
Long-term availability of digital objects e.g. online dissertations embedded in a distributed heterogeneous information environment causes new challenges. This applies particularly to national libraries with a legal mandate for collecting, archiving and indexing national cultural heritage. Several aspects must be considered in order to guarantee long-term access to the digital resources e.g. the preservation of the bitstream of digital objects, realizing migration, and emulation strategies. An essential component to achieve long-term availability is the use of Persistent Identifiers (PI) that solve the problems of unequivocal resource identification and reliable addressing.
This article discusses the implementation of URNs at the German National Library (Die Deutsche Bibliothek) within the international name space of national libraries National Bibliography Number (NBN). Following, the practical experience of URN management at Die Deutsche Bibliothek will be presented.
Table of Contents
|Front page||The application of Persistent Identifiers as one approach to ensure guarantee long-term ava ilability of Online-Theses|
|1||URN management at Die Deutsche Bibliothek|
|1.1||General concept of the URN management within the international name space National Bibliography Number (NBN)|
|1.1.1||Name space National Bibliography Number (NBN)|
|1.1.2||General URN management concept|
|1.2||Workflow of URN registrationWorkflow description|
|1.3||German administrative and descriptive Metadata Standard for online dissertation|
|1.4||Access and Presentation of URNs within bibliographic information services at Die Deutsche Bibliothek|
|3||Current activities at Die Deutsche Bibliothek|
Table of Figures
|Fig. 1||URN registration workflow at Die Deutsche Bibliothek|
|Fig. 3||Example of a title record of an online disseration within the online catalogue|
|Fig. 4:||Example of an intermediate front page of the archived online dissertation at Die Deutsche Bibliothek <http://deposit.ddb.de/cgi-bin/dokserv?idn=962820598>|
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