Monday, October 29, 2007

Lightweight IDs on the Internet

My colleague Neel Smith and I are working on a system of lightweight identification for digital objects on the internet. This post is a test of the system. Here is a link to a coin in the collection of the American Numismatic Society: numismatics.org:1949.100.10. There is an image of an amphora on its obverse so it's relevant to ceramics. The string "numismatics.org:" is analogous to an abbreviation such as "ANS" that one might find in a traditional print publication. "1949.100.10" is the accession number. Together they form a unique id. To read more about Domain Name Identifiers (DNIDs), go to http://www.dnid-community.org/.

1 comment:

Sam said...

Hey, Sebastian are you going to post photographs of any of the objects you discuss? that would be amazing. Love the blog!