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How do I resolve a handle persistent identifier?

A handle exists of 2 parts:

  • a prefix (e.g. 1839)
  • a suffix (e.g. 00-0000-0000-0009-3C7E-F)

The official way of refering to a handle is:

hdl: + prefix + / + suffix

e.g.:

hdl:1839/00-0000-0000-0009-3C7E-F

To resolve such a handle (=make it a clickable link that redirects to the resource itself) use the following formula:

http://hdl.handle.net/prefix/suffix

e.g.: http://hdl.handle.net/1839/00-0000-0000-0009-3C7E-F