Linking to descriptions
All Hub descrptions, at all levels of descrpition, have a 'Direct Link' URI. This is dispalyed within the description. If you paste this URI into a browser, it will resolve to the opaque identifiers that are displayed in the Hub system:
The direct links are created using the parts of the reference contained within the EAD
If you use the Archives Hub EAD Editor, the persistent ID will be created automatically when you enter the required information.
If you send us descriptions via an export, we check the reference and we have processes that can ensure that it is properly formed, as long as we have the requisite parts and a unique reference.
It is very important that all references at all levels of description are unique, in order to create unique URIs.