We started to articulate and refine the long term vision for ARK identifiers, starting with the ARK specification by releasing a new Project Vision. It states:
We provide high-quality, affordable identifiers, supporting today’s and tomorrow’s scholarship
We collaborate with libraries, archives, museums, publishers, research institutes, data centers, and educational institutions.
We work openly to help the world to know itself through time by providing long-term access to global cultural and scientific heritage.
Let us know what you think by commenting on this wiki page or replying to our Project Vision post on the ARK mailing list, http://bit.ly/2o7aNew.