[rfc-i] DOIs

Tim Bray tbray at textuality.com
Tue Jan 26 17:44:23 PST 2010


On Tue, Jan 26, 2010 at 5:38 PM, Henning Schulzrinne
<hgs at cs.columbia.edu> wrote:
> I don't know where you work, and this may well be more of a US/North American thing than a European one (although Springer, being more of a European publisher, uses them for their journals, too), but they are pretty standard currency in academic research, which is presumably the area where long-term-useful citations matter.

You're both right.  DOIs are irrelevant and unknown outside of
academia. Let's accept Henning's assertion that they are widely used
in an academic context.  Would it be reasonable to suggest that one of
the research-library organizations take on the DOI-for-RFCs problem,
since they serve to manage referencable materials for the academic
community?  -T


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