Information objects are hot, documents are not: the use of identifiers in online publishing
Abstract:The role of the Digital Object Identifier in allowing users to access required information with the minimum of effort and then to link to other relevant information is discussed. Its application to a commercial service at a high level of granularity, www. BlackwellSynergy. com, the online journal website of Blackwell Publishing Ltd, is described. The paper covers services for the user such as deep linking and discovery, services for the publisher such as viral marketing tools as well as a definition of an information object, and a possible future for the DOI.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: January 1, 2005
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