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Using The ISSN (International Serial Standard Number) as URN (Uniform Resource Names) within an ISSN-URN Namespace (RFC3044)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000005238D
Original Publication Date: 2001-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Aug-20
Document File: 16 page(s) / 28K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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S. Rozenfeld: AUTHOR

Abstract

This document presents how the ISSN - International Standard Serial Number - which is a persistent number for unique identification of serials widely recognised and used in the bibliographic world, can be supported within the Uniform Resource Name (URN) framework as a specific URN namespace identifier.

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Network Working Group S. Rozenfeld Request for Comments: 3044 ISSN International Centre Category: Informational January 2001

Using The ISSN (International Serial Standard Number) as URN (Uniform Resource Names) within an ISSN-URN Namespace

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This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

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Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2001). All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

This document presents how the ISSN International Standard Serial Number which is a persistent number for unique identification of serials widely recognised and used in the bibliographic world, can be supported within the Uniform Resource Name (URN) framework as a specific URN namespace identifier.

An ISSN URN resolution system using the ISSN identifier as Uniform resource Name within an ISN URN Namespace has been developed by the ISSN International Centre (ISSN-IC) and is operating as a demonstrator to evaluate all requirements to deploy it in an operational environment.

This proceeds from concepts and proposals developed in several IETF RFCs emphasising the way to implement and to use "recognised" existing numbering system within the URN framework (RFC 2248, RFC 2141, RFC 2611).

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RFC 3044 ISSN as URN within an ISSN-URN Namespace January 2001

Table of Contents

1. Introduction .................................................. 2 2. The ISSN system ............................................... 3 2.1 The ISSN code .............................................. 3 2.2 Construction of ISSN ...................................... 3 2.3 The ISSN Bibliographic record .............................. 4 2.4 The ISSN Network ........................................... 4

2.5 The ISSN Register .......................................... 5 3. The ISSN and URN .............................................. 5 3.1 compatibility .............................................. 5

3.2 identification and access .................................. 7 4 Resolution .................................................... 7 4.1 Overview of the ISSN URN Resolution system ................. 8

4.2 Global Resolution .......................................... 9 5. Registration of an ISSN URN Namespace ......................... 10 6. Security Considersations ...................................... 13 7. References .................................................... 13 8. Contact information and useful links .......................... 14 9. Full Copyright Statement ...................................... 15

1. Introduction

The ISSN International Centre has undertaken in 1999-2000 an URN implementation taking advantage of the functional compatibility between the ISSN and the URN.

The present implementation at the ISSN-IC Centre based on IETF RFCs on URN includes a centralised resolution system which allows direct access to electronic resources by using the ISSN identifiers as Uniform ...