cboettig/contentid: An Interface for Content-Based Identifiers

An interface for creating, registering, and resolving content-based identifiers for data management. Content-based identifiers rely on the 'cryptographic' hashes to refer to the files they identify, thus, anyone possessing the file can compute the identifier using a well-known standard algorithm, such as 'SHA256'. By registering a URL at which the content is accessible to a public archive, such as <https://hash-archive.org>, the content identifier can serve many functions typically associated with A Digital Object Identifier ('DOI'). Unlike location-based identifiers like 'DOIs', content-based identifiers permit the same content to be registered in many locations.

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LicenseMIT + file LICENSE
URL https://github.com/cboettig/contentid
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cboettig/contentid documentation built on Jan. 27, 2021, 8:09 p.m.