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What are ARKs?

ARKs (Archival Resource Keys) are high-functioning identifiers that lead you to stuff and to descriptions of that stuff. ARKs are especially good at being persistent identifiers.

What's an identifier?

On the internet an identifier is a URL or part of a one, where a URL (Uniform Resource Locator) is a web address. Here are some examples.

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                            ark:/12148/btv1b8449691v/f29 

What's a persistent identifier?

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