A reading group discussion in July 2021 around ARK identifiers, and related projects, led to a series of discussions on the state of global identifiers and metadata, and how they are identified, archived, maintained, and aligned.
YAMZ — what’s next?
Notes from initial discussions: Wikidata:Metadata zoo.
The half-life of knowledge:
mesofacts (even in the best of cases, accuracy falls off w/ context + time)
link rot (half of the ontologies LOV aggregated + references are gone),
namespace crunch (low-use / early tests taking short / memorable names)