Once an organization is registered with INCIPIT, it will be able to create, reserve or modify ARK identifiers via the user interface or the API. Each of these interfaces will be able to generate ARKs through the eggnog software. End users who will trigger actionable ARKs will be redirected to the landing web pages thanks to the Name-To-Thing (N2T) resolver (see diagram below).
INCIPIT will allow organizations to create identifiers with a very fine level of granularity that can reflect complex object hierarchies as well as being able to retain traceability, versioning, or even information on the object's persistence or unavailability. It will also have a non-partisan view of the metadata scheme and will not impose a rigid standpoint but rather offer possibilities to extend the metadata and linking possibilities by enabling organisations to leverage Linked Open Data (LOD) applications.