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Glossary of Information Governance Terms

UNIFORM RESOURCE NAME (URN)
  1. Context:
    Metadata


    Definition:
    A type of URI consisting of a unique, location-independent identifier of a file available on the Internet. The file remains accessible by its URN regardless of changes that might occur in its host and directory path.


    Example:
    URN:ISSN:0167-6423 is the URN for the journal Science of Computer Programming.


    Source:
    Introduction to Metadata, 2nd Edition, Getty Research Institute


See also

UNIFORM RESOURCE IDENTIFIER (URI)
UNIFORM RESOURCE LOCATOR (URL)