NOID: Nice Opaque Identifier (Minter and Name Resolver)
Have you ever noticed how some of the most "mission critical" identifiers in your daily life are numbers? How often do you use
One persistence threat that NOID by itself cannot guard against is when an organization and its web server cease to exist. For this reason a global "Name to Thing" (N2T) resolver has been proposed that represents an entire consortium of cultural memory organizations (the proposal uses some of the advanced resolver functions of NOID).
The above represents a simplified taste of the complex issues around opaque identifiers, persistence, and name resolution. More discussion can be found in the references below. Please contact the CDL (
https://goo.gl/forms/bmckLSPpbzpZ5dix1) if you are interested in using NOID.