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This page provides an overview of 2 articles related to 'doi', listing most recently updated content first. Note that filters may be applied to display a sub-set of articles in this category (see FAQs on filtering for usage tips). Select this link to remove all filters.

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A digital object identifier (DOI) is a character string used to uniquely identify an electronic document or other object. Metadata about the object is stored in association with the DOI name and this metadata may include a location, such as a URL, where the object can be found. The DOI for a document is permanent, whereas its location and other metadata may change. Referring to an online document by its DOI provides more stable linking than simply referring to it by its URL, because if its URL changes, the publisher need only update the metadata for the DOI to link to the new URL. However, unlike URLs, the DOI system is not open to all comers; only organizations that can meet the contractual obligations of the DOI system and that are willing to pay to become a member of the system can assign DOIs. The DOI system is implemented through a federation of registration agencies coordinated by the International DOI Foundation, which developed and controls the system. The DOI system has been developed and implemented in a range of publishing applications since 2000; by late 2009 approximately 43 million DOI names had been assigned by some 4,000 organizations. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: DOI)

Key statistics

Metadata related to 'doi' (as derived from all content tagged with this term):

  • Number of articles referring to 'doi': 63 (3.6% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'doi' across all Ariadne articles: 326
  • Average number of references to 'doi' per Ariadne article: 5.17
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'doi': 1997-03
  • Trending factor of 'doi': 276 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

See our 'doi' overview for more data and comparisons with other tags. For visualisations of metadata related to timelines, bands of recency, top authors, and and overall distribution of authors using this term, see our 'doi' usage charts. Usage chart icon

Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'doi':

  1. andy powell (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. paul miller (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. alex ball (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. david walton (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. roy lowry (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Persistent Identifiers: Considering the Options

Emma Tonkin looks at the current landscape of persistent identifiers, describes several current services, and examines the theoretical background behind their structure and use.

July 2008, issue56, feature article

Folksonomies: The Fall and Rise of Plain-text Tagging

Emma Tonkin suggests that rising new ideas are often on their second circuit - and none the worse for that.

April 2006, issue47, feature article

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