Subject Re: Work Items discussed during the REFEDs meeting
From "Diego R. Lopez" <diego.lopez@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date Tue, 8 Jun 2010 08:45:58 +0200


A couple of remarks on point (c):

I'd prefer the term "federated rewriting proxies" rather than "EZProxies", as the latter is a commercial product, there are several other (commercial and free) solutions, and the progress we may make on this should not depend on the usage of that specific software.

In what relates to DOI (and addressing Andrew's question as well): DOI stands for "Document Object Identifier", and it is a neutral, and persistent, identifier assigned to electronic publications, currently mostly circumscribed to sientific papers and books. These identifiers are widely used when referring these publications in portals and subject gateways, and further translated by so-called "DOI resolvers", that point the user the appropriate publisher according to licensing agreements the resolver is aware of. In the current practice, resolution is driven by the source IP requesting it, and this is one of the problems for supporting deep- linking in federated library access systems. There was a proposal from Chad LaJoie to incorporate federation awareness
in DOI resolvers some time ago, but no progress has been made so far.

Be goode,

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Dr Diego R. Lopez - RedIRIS
The Spanish NREN

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