# Ark:/ references and constructing clickable links from eprint and eprinttype

(Dominik Wujastyk) #1

I use Archive org a lot. Each item there has an ARK (see Wikipedia under “Archival_Resource_Key”)). This is like a persistent URL, and is more concise and more durable than the raw URLs of Archive org items. The URLs can be very long and sometimes create formatting problems in bibliographies. ARK references are rather like DOIs.

I’ve been entering them using eprint and eprinttype (= {ark}). The following biblatex code “does the right thing” and prints a nice formatted, clickable URL in my bibliography, again just like a DOI.

In what follows, XXX is = https://n2t.net (kludge because of this forum’s URL limitation):

\DeclareFieldFormat{eprint:ark}{%
\textsc{ark:}\space
\ifhyperref