[Tdwg-guid] DOIs and persistence -- when DOIs go bad

Kevin Richards richardsk at landcareresearch.co.nz
Fri May 26 12:58:29 CEST 2006

Isn't this what RDF metadata for literature gives us?  Ie a semantic web
of literature.

>>> Roderic Page <r.page at bio.gla.ac.uk> 05/26/06 9:37 PM >>>

It would be cool to have a GUID "broker" that, say could take a DOI and 

say "well, IPNI calls this reference xxxxxx, and MOBOT have it as  
yyyyyy, and there's a handle hdl:zzzzz for it, etc."  It could also  
mimic CrossRef by taking bibliographic data and attempting to match  
that to an existing GUID. In otherwords, it would be an OpenURL  



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