--- On Thu, 14 Apr 2011, Jonathan Rochkind wrote:
> On 4/14/2011 9:09 AM, Rick Johnson wrote:
>> I will investigate further how we could become a DOI registry agency
> To be clear, you wouldn't want to be what I call a "registrar" (not sure if
> that's what DOI calls them), which is a much higher-level infrastructural
> agency like CrossRef or DataCite, that is responsible for a huge chunk of
> DOI's with it's own high-level DOI namespace.
That's correct. You probably don't want to become a registration agency.
To support user's creation of individual DOIs via our EZID service, we
(CDL) pay thousands of dollars annually.
> I am not sure _what_ you'd want to be. If going through CrossRef, then I
> guess you'd want to join CrossRef. If going through DataCite, then I suspect
> the EZID service is sufficient and there's no reason to do anything else. And
> of course you could do both. Or something else entirely that I don't
> understand, I probably still don't have the whole picture of DOI