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Archival Resource Key (ARK) is a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) that provides a multi-purpose identifier given to information objects of any type. ARKs contain the label ark: in the URL, which sets the expectation that the URL terminated by '?' returns a brief metadata record, and the URL terminated by '??' returns metadata that includes a commitment statement from the current service provider. While ARKs have application in identifier persistence, the ARK scheme sees persistence as purely a matter of service and not a property of a naming syntax. The ARK inflections '?' and '??' are designed to permit service providers to convey to users some sense of their ability to provide persistence. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: ARK)

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  • Number of articles referring to 'ark': 8 (0.5% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'ark' across all Ariadne articles: 45
  • Average number of references to 'ark' per Ariadne article: 5.62
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'ark': 1998-12
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Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'ark':

  1. emma tonkin (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. monica duke (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. michael day (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. nick nicholas (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. kerry blinco (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Persistent Identifiers: Considering the Options

Emma Tonkin looks at the current landscape of persistent identifiers, describes several current services, and examines the theoretical background behind their structure and use.

July 2008, issue56, feature article

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