The National Library of Finland is pleased to announce a URN:NBN webinar for the URN community. The 3-hour webinar includes an overview of an upcoming URN:NBN landscape report, a presentation of a PID meta resolver developed for EOSC by the EU-funded FAIRCORE4EOSC project, as well as case study presentations by current URN:NBN providers across European national libraries. The webinar will include discussion on URN use and policy, as well as provide a venue for discussing further URN:NBN development and collaboration. URN:NBN service providers, users and those interested in PIDs more widely are welcome to attend this webinar.

The webinar is taking place as part of the EU-funded FAIRCORE4EOSC project. Further details are available here.


Wednesday 15.5.2024, 9.00-12.00 (CET) (note: 10:00-13:00 Finnish time)


Zoom. We will send a participation link after registration has closed.


The presentations made during the webinar will be recorded. The recording will be circulated amongst attendees after the event.


Registration to the event is open. The registration closes on 14.5.2024 at 10:00 (+2 UTC)

Event Schedule

Please note the day's schedule is still subject to change.

9:00-9:05         Welcome (NatLibFin)

9:05-9:25         URN:NBN Landscape Report (Ulriika Vihervalli)

9:25-9:45         PID Meta Resolver (FAIRCORE4EOSC)

9:45-10:00       Discussion / Q&A

10:00-10:15     Break

URN:NBNs at National Levels

10:15-10:25     National Library of Finland (Jyrki Ilva & Emma Pietarila)

10:25-10:35     National Library of Germany (Stephanie Palek)

10:35-10:45     National Library of the Netherlands (Sam Alloing)

10:45-10:55     National Central Library of Florence (Chiara Storti)

10:55-11:05     Discussion / Q&A

11:05-11:20     Break

Future of URN:NBNs

11:20-11:40    Small Group Discussion: URN:NBN Development and Collaboration

11:40-11:55    Open Floor: Group Discussion Results

11:55-12:00     End of Webinar (Ulriika Vihervalli)

For any questions or queries, please email the organiser Ulriika Vihervalli: [email protected] 

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