Digital Object Identifiers session at ALA (Lloyd Davidson) Stephen Clark 17 Jun 1998 20:50 UTC
---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Wed, 17 Jun 1998 10:31:16 -0500 From: Lloyd Davidson <Ldavids@NWU.EDU> Subject: Digital Object Identifiers session at ALA Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs): Impacts, Costs and Concerns Introduced and moderated by Kimberly Douglas <firstname.lastname@example.org> Director, Sherman Fairchild Library and Technical Information Services California Institute of Technology Program and Business Meeting, RENW (Renaissance Washington) Ren West A and B Sunday, June 28, 1998, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sponsored by: Electronic Publishing/Electronic Journals LITA Special Interest Group http://www.lita.org/igs/epej.htm Overview of session: The Digital Object Identifier (DOI) system is currently in development and production for providing a reliable standardized mechanism for identifying, locating, and accessing digital information. Major publishers, particularly those in STM fields, have adopted the DOI system by joining the International DOI Foundation (http://www.doi.org), an organization founded at the initiative of the AAP. The DOI system not only provides a unique identification for content, but also a way of linking users of the materials to the rights holders in order to facilitate automated digital commerce. This session will review the status of policy, technical and business plan issues for robust and persistent implementation of this identifier system. The degree to which this implementation has responded to needs raised by librarians and library-representing organizations will also be covered. Speakers: Bill Rosenblatt <email@example.com> Market Development Manager, Media & Publishing Sun Microsystems To address: General description of the genesis of and current DOI system structure focusing on intelligence, affordance, length, integration of metadata and how the DOI relates to copyright management technologies being considered by publishers and other information providers. Norman Paskin <firstname.lastname@example.org> Director The International DOI Foundation To address: Governance and business plan of the IDF including costs, formal and informal relationships with other information organizations and clarification of allowed degrees of experimentation. Albert Simmonds <email@example.com> Director, Standards/Development R.R. Bowker To address: System maintenance issues from the point-of-view of the Agency/System Manager including context of various standards initiatives linked to DOI, both in the information industry and in other industries dealing with intellectual property. Priscilla Caplan <firstname.lastname@example.org> Assistant Director for Library Systems University of Chicago Library To address: Status and membership of working groups and committees regarding development of standards for DOI syntax, metadata, and resolver technology. Dale Flecker <email@example.com> Associate Director for Planning and Systems, Harvard University Library and Chair, Technical Architecture Committee, Digital Library Foundation To address: Library-oriented identifier requirements for the DOI to achieve persistence and facilitate unencumbered access. -------------------------- Organized by Lloyd Davidson Life Sciences Librarian, Head, Access Services and Kaplan Humanities Fellow Northwestern University, Mudd Library for Science and Engineering LDavids@nwu.edu Useful URLs for understanding digital object identifiers June 1998 Update: Articles about DOIs (in reverse chronological order): http://www.lita.org/igs/doiieeefp1.pdf Davidson, Lloyd and Kimberly Douglas. "Digital Object Identifiers and their Role in the Implementation of Electronic Publishing," a paper presented at the Socioeconomic Dimensions of Electronic Publishing Workshop held in cooperation with the 1998 IEEE International Conference on Advances in Digital Libraries (ADL '98), April 23-25, 1998 in Santa Barbara, California. http://www.dlib.org/dlib/april98/04gladney.html Gladney, Henry M. "Safeguarding Digital Library Contents and Users: A Note on Universal Unique Identifiers." D-Lib Magazine. April 1998. http://www.infotoday.com/searcher/jan/story4.htm Bernstein, Paula. "DOI: A New Identifier for Digital Content". Searcher: The Magazine for Database Professionals, Volume 6, Number 1, January 1998. http://www.bic.org.uk/bic/unicorn2.pdf Bide, Mark. "In Search of the Unicorn: The Digital Object Identifier From a User Perspective". BNBRF Report 89, Book Industry Communication, February 1998. http://www.press.umich.edu/jep/03-02/doi.html Rosenblatt, Bill. "Solving the Dilemma of Copyright Protection Online". The Journal of Electronic Publishing, Volume 3, Issue 2, December 1997. http://www.arl.org/newsltr/194/arms.html Arms, William A. "Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) and Clifford Lynch's five questions on identifiers". ARL: A Bimonthly Newsletter of Research Library Issues and Actions 194 (October 1997). Washington, DC: Association of Research Libraries. http://www.arl.org/newsltr/194/identifier.html Lynch, Clifford. "Identifiers and Their Roles In Networked Information Applications". ARL: A Bimonthly Newsletter of Research Library Issues and Actions 194 (October 1997). Washington, DC: Association of Research Libraries. http://www.elsevier.nl/homepage/about/infoident/ Paskin, Norman. "Information Identifiers". Originally published in LEARNED PUBLISHING, Vol 10, No. 2, pp 135-156 (April 1997). http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue8/unique-identifiers/ Powell, Andy. "Unique Identifiers in a Digital World". Ariadne, April 1997. http://www.dlib.org/dlib/february97/cnri/02arms1.html Arms, William A. "An Architecture for Information in Digital Libraries". D-Lib Magazine, February 1997. Publisher Demonstrations and Explanations of their work with DOIs: http://www.doi.org The official page of the International DOI Foundation provides links to membership information, explanation of the DOI system and a Gallery illustrating different publisher's implementations of the DOI. http://www.apnet.com/www/doi/gallery.htm Academic Press explanation and demonstration of its work with Dos particularly linking of cited references with articles published in Wiley journals. http://doi.wileynpt.com/gallery.html Wiley's DOI server provides a response page for all 70,000+ registered identifiers. This page has links to show case collaborative projects with Academic Press and the National Library of Medicine. http://link.springer.de/doi/online-first.htm Springer-Verlag recently implemented DOIs as part of its Online-First service to make articles available electronically as they are published. http://www.alcs.co.uk/doidocs/index.htm 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.