January 23, 2022

CIDOC Recommendations for Object Identifiers for Linked Open Data

Via Collections Link:

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 (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.