A Persistent Web IDentifier (PWID) URN Namespace
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Internet Engineering Task Force                           E. Zierau, Ed.
Internet-Draft                                      Royal Danish Library
Intended status: Informational                          November 4, 2018
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            A Persistent Web IDentifier (PWID) URN Namespace
                    draft-pwid-urn-specification-04

Abstract

   This document specifies a Uniform Resource Name (URN) for Persistent
   Web IDentifiers to web material in web archives using the 'pwid'
   namespace identifier.

   The main purpose of the standard is to support specification of
   references that are not covered by other reference techniques: to
   support references to material in web archives with restricted
   access.  Furthermore, it supports persistent technology agnostic
   references to web archives in general, in a form that can work as an
   algorithmic basis for finding web archive resources in general.  An
   additional important benefit is that it can be used in specifying web
   collections, which then can form a persistent computational basis for
   the extract of the archived collection parts.  Since the parts can be
   specified generally, this further allow collections to be specified
   with elements from one or more web archives.

   The PWID is designed for researchers and therefore it is designed as
   general, global, sustainable, humanly readable, technology agnostic,
   persistent and precise web references for web materials in web
   archives.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
     1.1.  Requirements Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   2.  Namespace Registration Template . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   3.  Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
   4.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
     4.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
     4.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
   Author's Address  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  23

1.  Introduction

   The URN PWID is a supplement to existing reference standards, where
   the PWID will support references to web archives, including areas
   that are not supported today: support of references to material in
   web archives with restricted access.  Furthermore, it enables
   technology agnostic references to web archives in general, which can
   for instance can be needed for references to web material that is
   dynamic (e.g. a news site) or a specific version of a web material
   (e.g. specific version of the DOI handbook).

   The URN PWID is a form that can work as an algorithmic basis for
   finding the resource.  This also enables basis for computation of
   archived web parts to a collection from one or more web archives.

   Furthermore, the PWID includes information about the resource which
   makes it possible to find alternative resources, in cases where the
   original precise resource have become unavailable.

   The PWID URN is designed to be a persistent reference that is
   general, global and technology agnostic in order to enhance its
   chances for being sustainable.  Furthermore, it is designed to be

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   humanly readable and with ability to make precision of the web
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