11.0487 TELICA; Digital Object Identifiers

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Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 11, No. 487.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: AP Postmaster <postman@aldinepress.com> (49)
Subject: TELICA: An on-line discussion

[2] From: Lloyd Davidson <ldavids@CASBAH.ACNS.NWU.EDU> (97)
Subject: ALA Panel on Digital Object Identifiers (DOI)

Date: Wed, 24 Dec 1997 13:19:32 -0500
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Subject: TELICA: An on-line discussion

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Date: Thu, 25 Dec 1997 16:35:24 +0000
From: Lloyd Davidson <ldavids@CASBAH.ACNS.NWU.EDU>
Subject: ALA Panel on Digital Object Identifiers (DOI)

For those of you who are going to the Midwinter meeting of the American
Library Association in New Orleans:

Electronic Publishing/Electronic Journals
LITA Special Interest Group

Panel Discussion and Business Meeting New Orleans Convention Center
Rms. 97-98, Monday, January 12, 1998, 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Document Tracking in an Electronic Universe:
Description, Applications and Implications of
Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) and Publisher Item Identifiers (PIIs)

Introduced and moderated by
Kimberly Douglas <kdouglas@caltech.edu>
Director, Sherman Fairchild Library and Technical Information Services
California Institute of Technology

Overview of issues:
The Digital Object Identifier (DOI) system has been designed to overcome
the impermanence of URLs and to identify and track digital media at any desired
level of granularity. The DOI System has been designed by the Association of
American Publishers (AAP), in partnership with the Corporation For National
Research Initiatives (CNRI), to link customers with publishers, facilitate
electronic commerce, and enable copyright management systems. The DOI System,
governed by The International DOI Foundation, is now in use by more than a
dozen U.S. and European publishers. These include Academic Press, Elsevier,
John Wiley & Sons, Houghton Mifflin, Springer-Verlag and Harcourt Brace.
Widespread implementation of this system promises to have a profound effect
on library functions and services, from ILL to online catalogs.

The PII - Or, A funny thing happened on the way to the DOI
Karen Hunter <K.HUNTER@elsevier.com>
Senior Vice President
Elsevier/North-Holland Scientific Publishing Co.
DOI overview: what they are; how they are to be used; and how they work
Ed Pentz <epentz@harcourtbrace.com>
Manager, Electronic Business Development
Academic Press

DOIs as an Internet standard: Update on NISOs DOI working groups
Brian Green <brian@bic.org.uk> and Pat Harris
Managing Agent of Book Industry Communication (BIC)

Bringing DOIs into the library:
DOI implementation in an integrated library system
Cindy Edgington Miller <cindy@endinfosys.com>
Director of Product Strategy
Endeavor Information Systems, Inc.

Implications for library users and library services
Julia C. Blixrud <jblix@arl.org>
Senior Program Officer
Association of Research Libraries

Useful URLs for understanding digital object identifiers
Articles about DOIs:

Article by Clifford Lynch published in issue 194 of the ARL
newsletter describing in very readable language the background on DOIs and
articulating five issues and concerns regarding their use.
A response by Bill Arms is linked from the end of this article.

DOI: Darling of Industry or Dead on Impact, Trialogue, no. 4, Spring 1997

Rights Management in the Digital Age: Trading in Bits, not Atoms, Trialogue,
no. 4, Spring 1997

Seybold's commentary is somewhat dated, July 1996, however the issues
he articulates with the implementation of DOIs remain largely unresolved.

This site provides the British perspective and is maintained by
Brian Green, one of the programs speakers, and includes a link to the article,
"In Search of the Unicorn: the DOI from a user Perspective" by Mark Bide
discussing the methodology behind DOIs with scenarios and discussion.

Article by Brian Green (speaker) and Mark Bide entitled "Unique
identifiers: a brief introduction." Introduces DOI vocabulary and addresses
the shortcomings of legacy object identifiers (ISBN, ISSN, SICI).

Norman Paskin's article "Information Identifiers," originally published
in Learned Publishing, vol 10, no. 2 pp. 135-157 (April 1997), provides
extensive technical background and assessment of various types of object
identifiers that publishers have explored.

Publisher Demonstrations and Explanations of their work with DOIs:

Publisher organized information describing the purpose and progress
of each organization's work in developing DOIs. There are demos illustrating
different publishers' implementations.

Academic Press explanation and demonstration of its work with DOIs.
The speaker Ed Pentz, above, is instrumental in this work.

This site is for the Author's Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS)
which has linked the DOI system to a text numbering scheme and embedded the DOI
in a text watermark using a system developed by the IMPRIMATUR project. This
is done to identify any illegal use of the text.

Organized by Lloyd Davidson
Head Life Sciences and Access Services and Kaplan Humanities Fellow
Northwestern University
Mudd Library for Science and Engineering

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