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Using Universal Content Identifier (UCI) as Uniform Resource Names (URN) (RFC4179)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000130171D
Original Publication Date: 2005-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Oct-15
Document File: 8 page(s) / 13K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

S. Kang: AUTHOR

Abstract

This document describes a Uniform Resource Name (URN) namespace for the National Computerization Agency (NCA) for naming persistent digital resources such as music, videos, texts, images, e-books, and other types of digital resources produced or managed by NCA.

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Network Working Group                                            S. Kang
Request for Comments: 4179               National Computerization Agency
Category: Informational                                     October 2005


                Using Universal Content Identifier (UCI)
                    as Uniform Resource Names (URN)

Status of This Memo

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

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2005).

Abstract

   This document describes a Uniform Resource Name (URN) namespace for
   the National Computerization Agency (NCA) for naming persistent
   digital resources such as music, videos, texts, images, e-books, and
   other types of digital resources produced or managed by NCA.

1.  Introduction

   NCA is a non-profit organization with a mandate to develop and
   promote information infrastructure and manage public digital contents
   in Korea and possibly worldwide.

   NCA has been supervising digitalization projects with various
   organizations.  The contents involved in such projects include
   millions of technical papers, cultural properties, educational
   materials, scientific research reports.  Those organizations manage
   the digital contents in a standardized way set by NCA and provide
   users with various content services via internet.

   NCA wishes to issue globally unique and persistent IDs to digital
   resources and assign relevant organizations as its registration
   agencies under the Universal Content Identifier (UCI) scheme.  It is
   beneficial for NCA, its registration agencies, and the value chain
   players in e-commerce, to have the UCI URN namespace, under which all
   the contents and components produced and managed by NCA are digitally
   registered, identified, and resolved.

   NCA has been developing and operating the UCI system that provides
   registration, resolution, search, and administration functionalities.

Kang                         Informational                      [Page 1]
RFC 4179                 URN Namespace for UCI              October 2005


   The functionalities are going to be added and modified once the use
   of UCI URN namespace is approved.  NCA would like to assign unique,
   permanent, and location-independent names based on the URNs for the
   resources it produces or manages.  See
   http://www.nca.or.kr/eindex.htm for more information on NCA.

   This namespace specification is for a formal namespace.

2.  Specification Template

   Namespace ID:

      "UCI"

   Registration Information:

      Registration Version Number: 1       Re...