Persistent identifier

A persistent identifier is a long-lasting reference to a digital object that gives information about that object regardless what happens to it. Developed to address “link rot,” a persistent identifier can be resolved to provide an appropriate representation of an object whether that objects changes its online location or goes offline. SYNONYM. PIDREFERENCE. Research Data Alliance http://smw-rda.esc.rzg.mpg.de/index.php/Main_Page ; Australian National Data Service

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