Towards Trusted Identities for Swiss Researchers and their Data
In this talk we present the efforts done to enhance the Swiss persistent identifier (PID) ecosystem. We describe the current situation and the need for improvement in order to describe in full detail the steps undertaken to create a Swiss-wide model. A case study was undertaken by using several data sets from the domains of art and design in the context of the ICOPAD project. We provide a set of recommendations to enable a PID service that could mint Archival Resource Key (ARK) identifiers as complement to Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs). We conclude with some remarks concerning the transferability of this approach to other areas and the requirements for a national hub for PID management in Switzerland.