Have you ever noticed how some of the most "mission critical" identifiers in your daily life are numbers? How often do you use
and then embed that NOID Noid in a URL to create an ARK, such as
NOID is also used to generate Handle identifiers at Cornell University and North Carolina State University. Programmers at Princeton University are working on have developed graphical user interfaces for NOID and ARK.
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. To get started creating ARKs, first fill out the ARK request form, and to come up to speed quickly, see the ARKs FAQ.