Parent issue: Improving the scholarly reputation of the RFC Series Specific issue: DOI assignments to all RFC
Size (time): 3-4 months Importance/Urgency: Med/Low
Problem Statement: When documenting authored publications, researchers often rely on Digital Object Identifiers (http://www.doi.org/) to find, cite, and report on their publication activity. In some cases, publications do not count as professional publications if a DOI is not assigned. In order to encourage the reputation and value of the Series to academic researchers, adding DOIs to all published RFCs is being considered as a possibility. Using DOIs to uniquely identify publications is considered a standard best practice among the scientific, technical, and medical publishing community.
RFC Production Center & Publisher Actions:
CrossRef Fees, initial Annual Fee = $275 Deposit Fee (2012-2014) = (610 * 1.00) = $610 Deposit Fee (pre-2012) = (6491 * .15) = $973.65 Total est. for of January 1, 2014 = $1913.65 Ongoing = $330 (annual fee) + $350 (total yearly deposit fee)
While a subscription service is possible for $2500/year, given the number of RFC's published (approx 350/year) a per document service like CrossRef.org makes more sense for the Series.
Reputation: goal is to improve the overall reputation of the series
Estimated completion date: TBD
Note on API for EZID The API documentation is here: http://n2t.net/ezid/doc/apidoc.html
The API test user account user name: apitest password: apitest
This is a shared account, and the identifiers created are subject to deletion after 2 weeks.