Step-by-step plan for implementing Persistent Identifiers

You are convinced that as a cultural heritage institution you must ensure that digital heritage remains discoverable. You now also know that this is possible by using Persistent Identifiers. But what next?

The "Step-by-step plan for implementing Persistent Identifiers" helps you anwer this question. The plan shows which steps you should consider as a cultural heritage institution if you want to implement Persistent Identifiers, ensures that implementation is simpler and helps you do this in a standardised way.

You can download the step-by-step plan here (but please note that it is available in Dutch only):.

Best practice descriptions

Various Dutch cultural heritage institutions have implemented Persistent Identifiers. Some have used the step-by-step plan. We collect(ed) their experiences in the form of best practice documents. By sharing these best practices we hope to encourage the sharing of all practical experiences with regard to the implementation of Persistent Identifiers. This shortens learning curves and makes it easier to implement Persistent Identifiers yourself.

The examples we made availble here are in line with the step-by-step plan in terms of form and content. This uniformity ensures that the step-by-step plan and the best practice documents are coherent and comparable. You can get a good impression of how other organisations implemented Persistent Identifiers, and also contribute by sharing your experiences by using the template (sjabloon). Please note that the documents are available in Dutch only.

Other resources

NB The best practice descriptions and other resources describe the situations of the time of writing. It is possible that the current situation is different. Please contact the organisations to learn more about the current situation.

How do others do it?

Please see our overview of the use of Persistent Identifiers by cultural heritage and research institutions in the Netherlands:

An analysis of the use of ARK PIDs performed by Dutch Digital Heritage Netwerk. In the analysis you can see how many and which institutions in the Netherlands are using ARKs: ARK analysis by Bob Coret.