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Using National Bibliography Numbers as Uniform Resource Names

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This is an older version of an Internet-Draft whose latest revision state is "Replaced".
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Authors Juna Hakala , Alfred Hoenes
Last updated 2012-08-19 (Latest revision 2012-02-16)
Replaces draft-hakala-rfc3188bis-nbn-urn
Replaced by draft-hakala-urn-nbn-rfc3188bis, RFC 8458
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National Bibliography Numbers, NBNs, are widely used by the national libraries and other organizations in order to identify various resources such as digitized monographs. Generally, NBNs may be applied to all kinds of resources that do not have an established (standard) identifier system of their own. A URN (Uniform Resource Names) namespace for NBNs was established in 2001 in RFC 3188. Since then, several 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) is included.


Juna Hakala
Alfred Hoenes

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