We must determine the best possible identifier scheme for data in the repository. Once we implement a scheme, it will be nearly impossible to change. The DSpace Lessons Learned page tells us that "The persistent identifier for content is the single best selling point for DSpace when talking with faculty."
Possible Identifier Schemes
- Handles (native to dspace)
- DOIs (very similar to handles)
- LSID (seems to have fallen out of favor)
We need to look at other repositories (genbank, treebase, gbif, etc.) to see what types of identifiers they are using.