Identifiers: New Problems, New Solutions, Part Two: Content Identification: What’s New


About the Webinar

Key to storing, finding, using, and preserving content is good identification. The information industry has long relied on content identifiers to make sure that these goals are achieved. With the advent of new technologies, however, we are seeing new challenges in identification: with new formats, new discovery systems and techniques, and new user expectations, the needs in this area are changing. In this webinar, hear three speakers discuss ways that new and familiar content identifiers are being applied in today's environment -- and what we might expect for tomorrow.

Event Sessions

Welcome & System Overview



Using Identifiers to Facilitate the E-book Supply Chain (Whatever That Turns Out to Be)


Brian will look at the requirements for identification in various e-book supply chain models and discuss where ISBNs should be used, and where not. He will also look at the possible need for new identifiers that might help bring order to the current digital supply chain chaos.

ARK: Archival Resource Key


John A. Kunze

Preservation Technologies Architect, California Digital Library
California Digital Library (CDL)

Learn more about ARK, a non-proprietary identifier scheme to allow persistent, long-term access to information objects. Hear about what ARK does (and why) and how it can be used.

New Applications of DOIs


Learn how DOI use is going beyond the core linking services to include new and future services such as CrossCheck plagiarism screening; CrossRef Metadata Search, which allows the re-use of DOI metadata for other services such as citation metrics; and CrossMark, to identify the version of record of a scholarly document that is maintained by the official publisher.

Q&A and Wrap-up


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