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We are very interested in building a community of users and will be announcing an email forum soon.  are pleased to announce the formation of the first discussion group for ARKs (Archival Resource Keys) at

 The group is intended as a public forum for people interested in sharing with and learning from others about how ARKs have been or could be used in identifier applications.

 The forum is also intended as a mechanism for the CDL/UC3, in its role as the ARK scheme maintenance agency, to seek community feedback on a number of longer term issues and activities, including

  • publishing the ARK specification as an Internet RFC,
  • clarifying local and global resolution options, and
  • understanding metadata retrieval in a linked data environment.

Here is a brief summary of other resources relevant to ARKs.