[Tdwg-guid] DOIs and persistence -- when DOIs go bad
S.Hinchcliffe at kew.org
Fri May 26 12:30:34 CEST 2006
> > Plus I've noticed
> > in the IPNI and other editors at Kew a strange reluctance to type in
> > strings that look like
> > '10.1600/0363-6445(2003)028[0387:PORLFR]2.0.CO;2'
> > - I don't know whether barcode reading technology could help here...
> Yeah, but there's this cool invention called "cut and paste" ;-) This
> can all be automated. Look at Connotea - you can highlight a DOI in
> your browser, click on a bookmarklet and hey presto, it's added to
> Connotea. Also, much of this would be done by scripts, web crawling,
Some day I must take you to the IPNI editors' room to see the piles
of books and journals from the library that they work with. You may
remember books ...
In my dream world all editors of botanical journals and publishers of
botanical books will supply ipni with a TCS document appended to the
end of a PDF with all of the new names, new taxa and new
combinations, plus of course the relevant DOIs, and they will simply
need to check that the physical representation does exist (no
electronic publishing allowed in botany) and then approve all of the
records to be uploaded. And then get on with back standardisation of
Then I wake up ...
Thanks for the links - will pass them on to our standardisation
Sally*** Sally Hinchcliffe
*** Computer section, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
*** tel: +44 (0)20 8332 5708
*** S.Hinchcliffe at rbgkew.org.uk
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