[rfc-i] DOIs

Colin Perkins csp at csperkins.org
Wed Jan 27 00:29:10 PST 2010

As a European academic, I agree with Henning that DOIs are important.  
The computer networking community clearly can find an RFC without  
them, but a DOI would be very helpful when dealing with academics in  
other fields, bureaucrats, and funding agencies.


On 27 Jan 2010, at 01:38, Henning Schulzrinne 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.
> Henning
>> The way "people" reference things nowadays is by specifying an HTTP  
>> URI. That's at least my experience. And that's why I asked for the  
>> best one.
>> Nobody I work of *ever* heard about DOIs.
>> Best regards, Julian
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Colin Perkins

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