FYI, AAP DEVELOPS DIGITAL I.D. SYSTEM FOR PUBLICATIONS

John C. Mallery (jcma@ai.mit.edu)
Thu, 26 Feb 1998 07:51:18 -0500


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Date: Thu, 26 Feb 1998 07:51:18 -0500
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From: "John C. Mallery" <jcma@ai.mit.edu>
Subject: FYI, AAP DEVELOPS DIGITAL I.D. SYSTEM FOR PUBLICATIONS

AAP DEVELOPS DIGITAL I.D. SYSTEM FOR PUBLICATIONS
The Association of American Publishers, in conjunction with the Corporation
for National Research Initiatives, has developed an electronic
identification system for materials on the Internet.  The digital object
identifier (DOI) system links would-be content-users with content
copyright-owners through alphanumeric "tags" attached to each work.  The AAP
hopes the system could eventually be used to restrict access to copyrighted
works, but for now, it's strictly an honor system.  The DOI system will be
maintained and administered by the newly formed International DOI
Foundation.  http://www.doi.org  (CIO 15 Feb 98)