Past Events

Webinar series on ARKs

This series of three webinars introduce ARKs (Archival Resource Keys), which can serve as persistent identifiers or stable, trusted references for information objects (e.g., web addresses that don’t return 404 Page Not Found errors). For over two decades, 8.2 billion ARKs have been created by over 1000 organizations — libraries, data centres, archives, museums, publishers, government agencies, and vendors.
Participants will learn:
  • Why ARKs — non-paywalled, decentralized, flexible
  • Use cases — Smithsonian, French National Library, Internet Archive
  • Metadata for early and ongoing object development
  • How to get started — one form to fill out
  • Minting and assigning ARK identifiers
  • Resolvers, resolution, redirection
  • Object types — digital, physical, conceptual
  • Persistence considerations
  • Available tools
  • NREN options for creating and managing ARKs
Date & Time
  • Aug 1, 2023 14:00 UTC
  • Aug 15, 2023 14:00 UTC
  • Aug 22, 2023 14:00 UTC


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