Booklet: Persistent identifiers (pids): recommendations for institutions
Persistent identifiers (PIDs): recommendations
edited by ATHENA WP3 Working Group "Identifying standards and developing recommendations",
texts by Gordon McKenna, Collections Trust (UK), Roxanne Wyns, Royal Museums of Art
and History (Belgium)
The text of this booklet is included in deliverables 3.4 (111kb) and 3.5 (200kb), of the ATHENA project and is based on a survey of the content that ATHENA partners contracted to provide to Europeana through the ATHENA project.
This work by ATHENA project is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC-BY-NC-SA)
Download the booklet (PDF , 275 kb)
It is the aim of the ATHENA project to support especially museums in providing object data for publication in Europeana.
Thus ATHENA is about access to digitised or digital cultural heritage held in museums and other institutions.
In order to ensure that information about an object and the object itself, its digital copies can be related to each other and can be retrieved easily at different points in time and from different places it is necessary to use "persistent identifiers" (PIDs).
This booklet is intended as a short introduction why "persistent identifiers" are needed and what systems are currently available.
We hope it is helpful to the community!
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