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What Makes Persistent Identifiers Persistent?

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  • Nikos Askitas

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This essay sketches technical and non-technical issues around persistent identifiers (henceforth PIs) in a manner which makes no attempt to be complete. Our goal is to rescue the core notions from the obscurity which detail and completeness burdens them with. A reader willing to entertain the idea of their necessity should be able to cut to the chase and follow a more complex and involved debate after reading this. Our hope is that in isolating the core issues we will enable a more founded discussion of the social and political issues involved in PIs.

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Paper provided by German Council for Social and Economic Data (RatSWD) in its series Working Paper Series of the German Council for Social and Economic Data with number 147.

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Length: 11
Date of creation: 2010
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Handle: RePEc:rsw:rswwps:rswwps147

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Keywords: Persistent Identifier; handle; DOI; data; trust; URN; RePEc;

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  1. Brigitte Hausstein, 2012. "Die Vergabe von DOI-Namen für Sozialund Wirtschaftsdaten Serviceleistungen der Registrierungsagentur da|ra," Working Paper Series of the German Council for Social and Economic Data 193, German Council for Social and Economic Data (RatSWD).

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