John Kunze, Identifier Systems Architect, along with two collaborators from the Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF) , published an article entitled “The ARK Identifier Scheme: Lessons Learnt at the BnF and Questions Logo for the BnFYet Unanswered” in the Journal for the DCMI International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications. It is available here: http://dcpapers.dublincore.org/pubs/article/view/3704

Here is the paper’s Abstract:

The Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF) looks back at lessons learnt over a decade of implementing persistent identifiers (ARKs). Those lessons give an insight into what it means to maintain persistent identifiers in the mid-term. A systematic gap analysis between what is and what should be, especially in a Semantic Web context, lead to open questions about best practices and standards compliance.