Subject RE: Work Items discussed during the REFEDs meeting
From "Andrew Cormack" <Andrew.Cormack@xxxxxx>
Date Tue, 8 Jun 2010 08:57:46 +0100

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> From: Diego R. Lopez [mailto:diego.lopez@xxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: 08 June 2010 07:46
> To: Licia Florio
> Cc: REFeds
> Subject: Re: [refeds] Work Items discussed during the REFEDs meeting
> Hi,
> A couple of remarks on point (c):
> 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.

Thanks for the explanation. Sounds like a worthy thing to work on, but I
don't think it came up in the publisher discussions, so please don't put
it under that work item.

Also because I expect the "publisher liaison" work item to be a
temporary place-holder that is declared complete once we have identified
the common areas of interest and relevant people working on them and
moved them into either existing (e.g. privacy) or new REFEDs work items.

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