Term: urid Class:  
 vernacular   (0%)
Created 23 May 2016
Last modified 11 August 2016
Contributed by John Kunze


Definition: The earliest identifier originally assigned to the first ancestor of the current object. Pronounced "oohr-eye-dee".
Examples: Analogous to the German word "urtext". Besides the current object's identifier, an important alternate identifier to record is the urid. In a long chain of derivative objects, for which it is hard to record all the intermediate identifiers, an urid at least establishes a boundary of relatedness.

I kind of like "original identifier" better... kind of plain but gets the point across better, IMO. Submitted 6 June 2016
by John
Changed the name. Submitted 11 August 2016
by John