**Still places available**

ERPANET Seminar on Persistent Identifiers
June 17-18, 2004
University College Cork

University College Cork
Digital Curation Centre (UK)

The persistent identification of electronic resources can play a vital role
in enabling their long-term access and re-use and can positively impact on
an object's authenticity. This seminar aims to provide an overview of
current activity in the field of persistent identifiers and an understanding
of the various persistent identification strategies available. Individual
experiences with persistent identifiers will be explored through
presentations from the library community, the higher and further education
community, the scientific community, and the publishing community. The
seminar will examine the use of Persistent Identifiers with regards to
Freedom of Information from a UK and Canadian perspective. The seminar will
provide an update from the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI)
working group on persistent identifiers.

Who will benefit from attending?
The seminar will bring together a wide range of participants from a variety
of sectors from all over Europe. This training seminar will benefit anyone
who creates or manages access to digital resources - including librarians,
archivists, scientists, publishers and staff from higher and further
education and government institutions.

Thursday, June 17 and Friday, June 18, 2004

The seminar will be held at the Boole Lecture Theatre, University College
Cork. More information about the UCC is available on their website ERPANET is extremely grateful to the University College
Cork for providing the venue for this training event and for hosting an
evening reception for seminar participants on Thursday, June 17th.

The seminar features presentations by:

- Keynote address and overview of the DOI: Norman Paskin, International DOI
- Overview of the Handle System: Larry Lannom, Corporation for National
Research Initiatives (CNRI)
- Update of the EPICUR Project: Kathrin Schroeder, Die Deutsche Bibliothek
- Report on the JISC Digital Object Identifiers for Publishing and the
e-Learning Community: Robin Wilson, The Stationary Office (TSO)
- Overview of the Persistent Uniform Resource Locator (PURL): Stuart Weibel,
Online Computer Library Center (OCLC)
- Overview of the Archival Resource Key (ARK): Mary Heath, California
Digital Library
- Update on the DiVA Project: Eva Muller, Uppsala University
- Government of Canada perspective: Cecil Somerton, Government of Canada
- Publishing perspective: Cliff Morgan, John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
- DOI's for scientific data sets: Background and Implementation: Michael
Lautenschlager, World Data Centre for Climate (WDCC)
- Laszlo Kovacs,  Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Further information
A briefing paper, travel and accommodation information, and an extensive
list of background documentation are available from the ERPANET site
( Abstracts, papers and the seminar report will be
accessible via the ERPANET site following the event.

Please note: University College Cork has offered a discount rate for
accommodation on campus.

To register
The registration fee is 100 Euros. Please go to and
follow the links to register.

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