[tdwg-tag] Are DOIs expensive?

Gregor Hagedorn g.m.hagedorn at gmail.com
Tue Nov 25 06:26:17 CET 2008

I previously concurred with arguments against DOI on the basis of
cost. However, is this correct?

http://www.tib-hannover.de/en/the-tib/doi-registration-agency/ states
a yearly fee of 250 EUR for the publisher, not a per-object fee. That
is considerably less than the Total Cost of Ownership of running
custom-designed LSID software. DOI is well established and many people
already know that it can be looked up on the web ...

Gregor Hagedorn
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