Using Universal Content Identifier (UCI) as Uniform Resource Names (URN) (RFC4179)
Original Publication Date: 2005-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Oct-15
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
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.
Network Working Group S.
Request for Comments: 4179 National Computerization Agency
Category: Informational October 2005
Using Universal Content Identifier (UCI)
as Uniform Resource Names (URN)
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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.
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.
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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
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