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Date added 11 August 2009
Last edited 12 November 2009
Z39.84 ANSI/NISO Z39.84 - Syntax for the Digital Object Identifier
A Digital Object Identifier (DOI) is an interoperable digital persistent identifier for a piece of intellectual property which is actionable on a digital network. Unlike a url it identifies the actual object, not just the location where it can be found. DOIs can be assigned at different levels of granularity eg a book, a chapter or a page.
DOI is an implementation of the Handle System technology developed by the Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI). DOIs are available from a DOI Registration Agency and there is usually an associated fee.
Standards Developing Organisation
- National Information Standards Organization
- Access, Use and Reuse
- Digital Archive Standards
- Digital Repository Standards
- Identifier Standards
- 2005 - Z39.84 ANSI/NISO Z39.84 - Syntax for the Digital Object Identifier [external]
- Available for download from NISO.
Alternative Current Versions
- IETF RFC 3650: November 2003, Handle System Overview
- IETF RFC 3651: November 2003 Handle System Namespace and Service Definition
- IETF RFC 3652: November 2003, Handle System Protocol (Ver 2.1) Specification
- IETF RFC 4452: April 2006, The info URI Scheme for Information Assets with Identifiers in Public Namespaces
- ISO/IEC 21000-6: Information Technology - Multimedia Framework (MPEG-21) - Part 6: Rights Data Dictionary
- Unicode Standard, Version 4.0.1, defined by: The Unicode Standard, Version 4.0