RE: DOI and other identifiers

The question wasn't whether the metadata would be available. The RA defines what metadata it needs for its particular type of DOI (involved in disambiguation and discovery). The metadata for an annotation could indeed already "be there." My point was that there is an action required to register it. Just creating an annotation doesn't automatically get it a DOI. You have to register the DOI or you don't have one. IMO a tiny fraction of annotators would do this.--Bill

From: Randall Leeds []
Sent: Saturday, May 07, 2016 3:56 PM
To: Bill Kasdorf; Dan Whaley
Cc: Robert Sanderson; Web Annotation
Subject: Re: DOI and other identifiers

On Sat, May 7, 2016, 12:51 Bill Kasdorf <<>> wrote:
Note that registering a DOI requires action on the part of the registrant. Even if<> were to become an RA, the creator of an annotation wanting an "AnnoDOI" would need to submit some sort of metadata to the RA to register the DOI. An "unregistered DOI" is NOT a DOI. You can't just make them up. ;) Hence the fundamental reason I think this in no way could be a canonical identifier for annotations in general.—Bill K

Annotations typically already have metadata. As per the vocabulary they might have creation and serialization times, authors and serializing agents, tags, ... or any other metadata a system wants to add to this list.

Is that insufficient?

I'm trying to get at whether there would actually be any technical barrier preventing an organization that becomes an RA from freely minting DOIs for every annotation they publish.

Received on Saturday, 7 May 2016 20:21:36 UTC