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What are persistent identifiers? Overview


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) [People PIDs](https://odinproject2012.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/op5.pdf) Please take a look at the introductory webinar: [What are Persistent Identifiers and why are they Important? by Jonathan Clark](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_t7724DqNU) [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.) ANDS also has an excellent [Webinar series on Persistent Identifiers.](http://www.ands.org.au/working-with-data/citation-and-identifiers/persistent-identifiers-webinar-series)