Monday, March 29, 2004

OCLC hosts "info" URI registry

This news is a bit old, but I seem to have overlooked it.
OCLC Research has developed, and is hosting, NISO's "info" URI registry, built on an enhanced OAI-PMH 2.0 repository.

Using the registry, a namespace authority can register specific types of URIs for the public namespace(s) it controls. The recently proposed "info" URI scheme enables the URI referencing of selected categories of legacy information-asset identifiers. NISO, the Maintenance Agency for the "info" Registry, has delegated responsibility to OCLC as the Registry Operator and prototype developer.

Agencies interested in designating "info" URIs must submit proposals for approval. More information on the registration process is available on the "info" URI Web site.

Currently there are about a dozen registered. Each contains a description of the syntax and construction of the identifiers. Steven should be happy that they provide an RSS feed.

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