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Digital Object Identifiers for scientific data

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N Paskin

International DOI Foundation, Oxford, OX2 8HY UK, GB
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Abstract

The Digital Object Identifier (DOI) is a system for identifying content objects in the digital environment. DOIs are names assigned to any entity for use on Internet digital networks. Scientific data sets may be identified by DOIs, and several efforts are now underway in this area. This paper outlines the underlying architecture of the DOI system, and two such efforts which are applying DOIs to content objects of scientific data.
Keywords: DOI Handle Identifier Resolution Ontology Metadata Interoperability Data set 
DOI: 10.2481/dsj.4.12
Volume: 4
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Published on 05 Jan 2006.
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