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Wednesday, May 25 • 3:00pm - 3:50pm
3G: Persistent Identifiers: Using Archival Resource Keys (ARKs) to keep it all together

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Persistent Identifiers (PIDs) are foundational elements in the overall research information infrastructure. They facilitate high quality and persistent identification and are a critical component to providing long-term access and stewardship of digital objects. PIDs require a sustainable community around standards that build assured trust and permanence. PIDs are only as persistent as the organizations that provide and support them. When choosing a PID scheme, there needs to be a defined commitment to maintain the persistence of the resolution service – either by the organization hosting the digital resource, a trusted third party, or a combination of the two. The approach will depend on a number of factors to consider and involves multiple stakeholders for implementation.

In this session, we will discuss initiatives at the University of North Texas, University of Houston, and Texas State University covering different stages in implementation of Archival Resource Keys (ARKs). The discussion will also include an update on the ARK Alliance and ongoing work in sustainability and progress with technical specifications and related tools. Finally, an opportunity for attendees to share their experiences with PID implementation or ask any questions they may have about the process will be provided.

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Mingyu Chen

Head of Metadata Services, The University of Texas at Dallas
Mingyu Chen is the Head of Metdata Services at the University of Texas at Dallas. She has more than 10 years’ experience in metadata management. Before joining the University of Texas at Dallas, Mingyu coordinated and developed multiple digital library projects at the University... Read More →

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Bethany Scott

Head of Preservation and Reformatting, University of Houston Libraries
Bethany is the Head of Preservation & Reformatting and Product Owner of the Libraries' open-source digital access and preservation ecosystem. She is currently researching how to assess and improve the Libraries' carbon footprint, particularly for its digital and computing infrastructure... Read More →
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Mark Phillips

Associate Dean for Digital Libraries, UNT Libraries
Mark Phillips is the Associate Dean for Digital Libraries at the UNT Libraries. His areas of interest include: workflows for digitized and born-digital content, digital preservation systems, Web archives, and metadata quality.
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Laura Waugh

Associate University Librarian, Digital Scholarship & Research, Texas State University
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Sean Watkins

Lead Repository Developer, University of Houston
Sean Watkins is the Lead Repository Developer at University of Houston Libraries. Sean earned his degree in Computer Science. Sean has developed and lead many web application projects, which include system integrations and data mapping to provide better experiences for users. When... Read More →

Wednesday May 25, 2022 3:00pm - 3:50pm CDT