RFC 8458

Using National Bibliography Numbers as Uniform Resource Names, October 2018

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https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc8458.txt
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Status:
INFORMATIONAL
Obsoletes:
RFC 3188
Author:
J. Hakala
Stream:
IETF
Source:
NON WORKING GROUP

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DOI:  10.17487/RFC8458

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Abstract

National Bibliography Numbers (NBNs) are used by national libraries and other organizations in order to identify resources in their collections. NBNs are usually applied to resources that are not catered for by established (standard) identifier systems such as International Standard Book Number (ISBN).

A Uniform Resource Name (URN) namespace for NBNs was established in 2001 in RFC 3188. Since then, a number of European national libraries have implemented URN:NBN-based systems.

This document replaces RFC 3188 and defines how NBNs can be supported within the updated URN framework. A revised namespace registration (version 4) compliant to RFC 8141 is included.


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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