CIDOC Recommendations for Object Identifiers for Linked Open Data
As more museums, archives and libraries look ahead to the opportunities afforded by Linked Open Data, there is increasing interest in the issue of how to identify objects uniquely and persistently so that the identifiers can resolve to an original information source.
To help cultural professionals establish consistent systems for approaching this challenge, the CRM-SIG of CIDOC (the Documentation Committee of the International Council of Museums) has issued a guidance document covering key principles of a successful locally-defined system for Unique Resource Identifiers which will satisfy the requirements of Linked Open Data.
Direct to ICOM recommendation on Linked Open Data for museums (3 pages; PDF)
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.