Creator - that's you! - can distinguish and get credit for your work.
The ORCID identifier can be used:
Persistent identifiers are more reliable than regulare web addresses.
Web pages change, move, or disappear.
The persistent identifiers (PID) for documents are publisher's commitment to keep documents available regardless of changes in web pages. The persistent identifiers are registered centrally. When an end-user wishes to access a certain document, the identifier in his request is ‘resolved’, i.e. the correct document is retrieved, without the end-user needing to know the exact location of the document.
DOI - Digital Object Identifier
URN - Uniform Resource Name
ARK - Archival Resource Key
Books and series have identifiers to set them apart.
Every publication has a unique ISBN (The International Book Standard Number), that helps to find and exploit them through different databases. Otherwise they might stay as “gray literature” that is hard to find and unexploited. Both printed and online versions have the ISBN of their own.
Series identifier is ISSN (the International Standard Serial Number). The Publications Secretary gives your publication both ISBN and ISSN.
Every publication at Osuva will get an URN, that contains the ISBN number of online publication, if that is available.