The first question is: what are they trying to accomplish by having DOIs?
Do they have a long-term plan for persistence of their content? Financial
If they're looking for persistent identifiers, I don't understand (a
priori), why DOI is better, as an identifier scheme, than any other
'persistent identifier scheme' (ARK , PURL, Handle, etc). (Though I
really like CrossRef and the things they're doing.)
On Tue, Nov 17, 2009 at 11:44 PM, Bucknell, Terry <
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> You should be able to find all the information you need about CrossRef fees
> and rules at:
> Information about the system of registering and maintaining DOIs is at:
> Note that as well as registering DOIs for the articles in LLT, LLT would be
> obliged to link to the articles cited by LLT articles (for cited articles
> that have DOIs too). Looking at the LLT site, it looks like they would have
> to change their 'abstract' pages to 'abstract plus cited refs', or change
> the way that their PDFs are created so that they include DOI links for cited
> references. (Without this the whole system would fail: publishers would
> expect traffic to come to them, but wouldn't have to send traffic
> I'd agree that DOIs are in general a Good Thing (and for e-books / e-book
> chapters, and reference work entries as well as e-journal articles). The
> CrossRef fees are deliberately set so as not to exclude single-title
> publishers. Here's an example of a single-title, university-based e-journal
> in the UK that provides DOIs, so it must be a CrossRef member:
> Terry Bucknell
> Electronic Resources Manager
> University of Liverpool
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> Jonathan Rochkind
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> Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Assigning DOI for local content
> So I have no actual experience with this.
> But you have to pay for DOI's. I've never done it, but I don't think
> you neccesarily have to run your own purl server -- CrossRef takes care
> of it. Of course, if your documents are going to be moving all over the
> place, if you run your own purl server and register your purls with
> CrossRef, then when a document moves, you can update your local purl
> server; otherwise, you can update CrossRef, heh.
> It certainly is useful to have DOIs, I agree. I would suggest they
> should just contact cross-ref and get information on the cost, and what
> their responsibilities are, and then they'll be able to decide. If the
> 'structure of their content' is journal articles, then, sure DOI is
> pretty handy for people wanting to cite or link to those articles.
> Ranti Junus wrote:
> > Hi All,
> > I was asked by somebody from a college @ my institution whether they
> > should go with assigning DOI for their journal articles:
> > http://llt.msu.edu/
> > I can see the advantage of this approach and my first thought is more
> > about whether they have resources in running their purl server, or
> > whether they would need to do it through crossref (or any other
> > agency.) Has anybody had any experience about this?
> > Moreover, are there other factors that one should consider (pros and
> > cons) about this? Or, looking at the structure of their content,
> > whether they ever need DOI? Any ideas and/or suggestions?
> > Any insights about this is much appreciated.
> > thanks,
> > ranti.