Source-Type URI

The URI string is a global identifier for the source-type one that can be used as a key to retrieve its meta-data or the formatting template associated with the source-type.


When the URI string is used as a key, or handle, it may be employed to access an external definition of the source-type, or a citation-template to format the parameters of the citation. For instance, the following identify possible libraries or interfaces that might be interrogated using that key, and the information that might be contained there:





Some URIs could be the responsibility of the institution or organisation that catalogued the corresponding records or allocated the associated reference codes. However, that would require global adoption of this scheme which is more than a little naïve. STEMMA will therefore define its own URIs based on the domain until such a time as alternatives are published.