Ark Policy Statement

Our institution assigns identifiers within the ARK domain under the NAAN 86186 and according to the following principles:

* No ARK shall be re-assigned; that is, once an ARK-to-object association has been made public, that association shall be considered unique into the indefinite future.
* To help them age and travel well, the Name part of our institution-assigned ARKs shall contain no widely recognizable semantic information (to the extent possible).
* Our institution-assigned ARKs shall be generated with a terminal check character that guarantees them against single character errors and transposition errors.