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Overview of content related to 'digital object identifier'

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This page provides an overview of 3 articles related to 'digital object identifier', 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 'digital object identifier' (as derived from all content tagged with this term):

  • Number of articles referring to 'digital object identifier': 24 (1.4% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'digital object identifier' across all Ariadne articles: 34
  • Average number of references to 'digital object identifier' per Ariadne article: 1.42
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'digital object identifier': 1997-03
  • Trending factor of 'digital object identifier': 0 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'digital object identifier':

  1. andy powell (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. paul miller (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. ann apps (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. emma tonkin (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. michael day (see articles on this topic by this author)

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DC 2007

Ann Apps reports on DC2007, the International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications, held 27-31 August 2007 in Singapore.

October 2007, issue53, event report

The OpenURL and OpenURL Framework: Demystifying Link Resolution

Ann Apps reports on a conference about current and future uses of the proposed OpenURL Framework Standard Z39.88-2004.

January 2004, issue38, tooled up

Metadata (1): Encoding OpenURLs in DC Metadata

Andy Powell and Ann Apps propose a mechanism for embedding machine parsable citations into Dublin Core (DC) metadata records.

March 2001, issue27, regular column

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