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Introduction to persistent identifiers


A Persistent IDentifier (PID) is a long-lasting reference to a resource. Often, a PID is associated to a set of metadata describing the object. In the current scholarly communication environment, two types of PIDs are particularly extended, PIDs for objects (publications, data, software... ) and people (researchers, authors, contributors... ). You can find a quick description of different identifiers here: [Publications and Data PIDs](https://odinproject2012.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/op6.pdf) [block:image] { "images": [ { "image": [ "https://files.readme.io/CybI3NhdQtWTRWtP6q5Q_op6.png", "op6.png", "183", "260", "#356b9d", "" ] } ] } [/block] [People PIDs](https://odinproject2012.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/op5.pdf) [block:image] { "images": [ { "image": [ "https://files.readme.io/NLdDbgvTJavwCTnJNoWg_op5.png", "op5.png", "183", "261", "#2d4e63", "" ] } ] } [/block] [block:api-header] { "type": "basic", "title": "External documentation" } [/block] [Persistent identifiers – an overview by Juha Hakala](http://www.metadaten-twr.org/2010/10/13/persistent-identifiers-an-overview/) For a broad overview, read the [ANDS Persistent identifiers awareness guide](http://ands.org.au/guides/persistent-identifiers-awareness.html) For an in-depth understanding of PIDs, take a look at [The ANDS expert guide to Persistent Identifiers](http://ands.org.au/guides/persistent-identifiers-expert.html)