[tdwg-content] GUIDs for publications (usages and names)

Richard Pyle deepreef at bishopmuseum.org
Wed Jan 5 17:43:15 CET 2011

I second Rod's "V. cool!" proclamation!  I think this has the potential to
solve a lot of problems with DOIs (particularly for the old literature).  It
doesn't solve all the problems (e.g., we still need to define the
article-level units within BHL content, and we'll still need to establish a
system of GUIDs that can be applied to sub-article units, such as
treatments), but in the vast majority of cases, the DOIs will be the ticket
into the services of CrossRef.


I desperately want to comment on several points made in this thread (which
I've only read just now), but I'm currently travelling, so I'll chime in





P.S. Question for Rod/Chris/anyone else concerning DOIs:  Does the annual
fee only apply to the ability to mint DOIs within a given year, or does it
also apply to resolving them?  Put another way, if BHL stops paying its
annual fee sometime in the future, will the already-minted DOI's be
resolvable into perpetuity, or will they stop being resolved at that point?



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[mailto:tdwg-content-bounces at lists.tdwg.org] On Behalf Of Roderic Page
Sent: Wednesday, January 05, 2011 5:42 AM
To: Chris Freeland
Cc: tdwg-content at lists.tdwg.org; Paul Murray
Subject: Re: [tdwg-content] GUIDs for publications (usages and names)



On 5 Jan 2011, at 15:25, Chris Freeland wrote:

And following on re: DOIs, BHL has become a member of CrossRef and starting
in February will begin assigning DOIs first to our monographs & then on to
journal content.  There is an annual fee for membership and then a fee for
every DOI assigned.  BHL is absorbing these costs for community benefit.


V. cool! 








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