The references in the check list below refer to sections in this document, unless noted otherwise.
Contact your local NRS administrator, who will work with you to make NRS decisions for your project. Consult the NRS Status Page to identify your local administrator. If no local administrator is listed for the desired authority path, contact the NRS support team in LTS.
Decide which digital objects will be assigned persistent identifiers. See NRS frequently asked questions for more information.
Determine the authority path you will need to use. See Finding an Authority Pathfor more information. If path does not yet exist, request that your local administrator create it.
Establish a pattern for resource names. See Resource name format for more information.
If persistent IDs will be requested during DRS batch deposit, forward the authority path and resource name decisions to your deposit agent.
If persistent IDs will be assigned directly via NRS Web Admin, identify staff who will be assigning these IDs. See Register to access NRS Web Admin for more information.
If persistent IDs will be assigned directly via DRS Web Admin, identify staff who will be assigning these IDs. See DRS Maint Systems on the LTS web site for more information.
Assign persistent identifiers using the selected method (NRS Web Admin, DRS Web Admin, at batch deposit).