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- AKA: DOI
- See: Uniform Resource Name, Persistent Uniform Resource Locator, Uniform Resource Locator.
- The Digital Object Identifier (DOI®) System is for identifying content objects in the digital environment. DOI® names are assigned to any entity for use on digital networks. They are used to provide current information, including where they (or information about them) can be found on the Internet. Information about a digital object may change over time, including where to find it, but its DOI name will not change.
- The DOI System provides a framework for persistent identification, managing intellectual content, managing metadata, linking customers with content suppliers, facilitating electronic commerce, and enabling automated management of media. DOI names can be used for any form of management of any data, whether commercial or non-commercial.
- (Wikipedia, 2009) ⇒ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_object_identifier
- A digital object identifier (DOI) is a permanent digital identifier given to an object. Its most common application is identifying electronic documents. A DOI is not dependent on the object's location and, in this way, is similar to a Uniform Resource Name (URN) or Persistent Uniform Resource Locator (PURL) but differs from an ordinary Uniform Resource Locator (URL). The International DOI Foundation (IDF) defines DOI name as "a digital identifier for any object of intellectual property"; it explains that the DOI is used for "persistently identifying a piece of intellectual property on a digital network and associating it with related current data in a structured extensible way." DOI is a registered trademark of the IDF.  A typical use of a DOI is to give a scholarly paper or article a unique identifying number that anyone can use to obtain information about the publication's location on a digital network.
- The DOI system is an implementation of the Corporation for National Research Initiatives's (CNRI) Handle System, a system for assigning names to objects for name resolution. DOIs are handles with the prefix "10."; handles for other namespaces in the Handle System have different prefixes. DOIs can be resolved at The DOI System and at The Handle System.
- DOI names use the indecs data dictionary, a semantic data dictionary.