Resources

Documentation

Selected presentations

  • INCIPIT: An ARK Allocation Service in Switzerland, 2020-11-16, Julien Raemy. video (12 mins)
  • ARKs in the Open: 3.2 billion Persistent Identifiers, 2020-04-23, John Kunze, Bess Missell, Karen Hanson, Tom Creighton. abstract | video (62 mins) | slides 
  • Integrating ArchivesSpace and ARKs, 2020-03-04, John Kunze, Seth Shaw, Christine di Bella. abstract | video (60 mins) | slides
  • ARKs in the Open: community owned identifier infrastructure, 2020-01-24, John Kunze. slides
  • ARK Identifier Summit, National Library of France, 2018-03-21, Sébastien Peyrard, John Kunze, Bertrand Caron, Nicolas Thouvenin, Roxana Maurer-Popistașu, Bruno Revellin, Delphine Jamet, Franck Bernardet, Adrien di Mascio, Guillaume Lory, Alexis Moisdon, Emmanuelle Bermès. abstract | collected videos (5 hours, in French 🇫🇷)

Technical specification

Tools and services

  • Noid (Nice Opaque Identifiers), open source Perl software for minting and resolving ARKs on your own
  • EZID service: long term identifiers made easy, if you would rather not install and maintain a service yourself
  • N2T.net resolver: Name-to-Thing, a global resolver for ARKs and other identifiers

Software plugins

A brief scan (May 2019) of open source software modules implementing ARK services turned up this set of packages, which we list below without endorsement.