Innovating through digital transformation
The BnL’s various legal missions include the management of unique identifiers for publications of all types and formats. Thus the BnL is the national agency for the allocation of ISBNs, ISSNs, and ISMNs – identifiers, which are born in an analog environment, but are also applicable to digital publications.
Furthermore, the BnL has set up a long-term digital preservation strategy for born-digital content as well as digitized publications. In order to ensure permanent access to this part of the national heritage, the BnL has implemented a system of persistent identifiers, able to meet its needs, as well as the needs of any organization managing digital collections on Luxembourgish territory. This system of persistent identifiers, based on the ARK format, aims to preserve the access to Luxembourgish digital documents and to increase its visibility for users, as well as for search engine robots.
As manager of the service “persist.lu”, the National Library of Luxembourg commits:
Each external organization wishing to use the service commits: