How to create and edit namespaces and identifiers

Namespaces and Identifiers

What is a Namespace? A Namespace is the scope of an Identifier. It tells you who set the Identifier in case two people or Organisations use the same Identifier, you will know which one is being referred to based on which Namespace an Identifier sits in.

You must be an Administrator of a Stewardship Organisation to create a namespace.

How to add a new Namespace to a Stewardship Organisation

  1. Click on 'Browse' in the header, then select Stewardship organisations and choose the stewardship organisation you'd like to add a new namespace.

4. Fill in the form. The Stewardship Organisation will be pre-selected for you, add in a Name for the Namespace and then a definition.

How to edit a Namespace in a Stewardship Organisation

  1. Go to the Stewardship Organisation homepage.

3. Click on the name to select the Namespace you would like to edit.

4. You will be taken to that Namespaces page.

5. To edit the Namespace, in 'Actions' select 'Open item editor'.

6. Here you can edit the Namespace. Once you're done editing, don't forget to Save Changes.

How to add a Namespace and Identifier to an item

  1. Go to the item page of the item you would like to add a Namespace/identifier to.

2. In the Actions bar select 'Open item editor'.

3. From here, select the 'Identifiers' tab.

4. Select 'Add' and a new Namespace field will appear.

5. Select the Namespace you would like to have an Identifier in, then add in an Identifier and version (not required).

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