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Q: ID: 701894 (Rainbow-ga) Digital Object Identifier (DOI): Limitations ( No Answer,   0 Comments )
Subject: ID: 701894 (Rainbow-ga) Digital Object Identifier (DOI): Limitations
Category: Science > Technology
Asked by: pat79-ga
List Price: $100.00
Posted: 31 Mar 2006 09:38 PST
Expires: 13 Apr 2006 19:31 PDT
Question ID: 714028
I am re-opening the following question ID: 701894, with first right of
refusal to Rainbow-ga. I am currently going through the link that you
provided and will update
if this is the answer. Sorry for the delay - it has been a really hectic
time for me.


I came across a research paper about two-three years ago that talked
about the limitations of the DOI (Digital Object Identifier) system.
Unable to locate it now.

It briefly talks about how the DOI is basically a 'page redirect' etc.
Would appreciate if you could locate this and/or related papers
talking about the limitation and shortcomings of the DOI system.

Thanks in advance.


Request for Question Clarification by rainbow-ga on 31 Mar 2006 11:11 PST
Hi Pat79,

Thank you for giving me first right of refusal.

I look forward to hearing whether this is the paper you're looking for. 

Best regards,

Clarification of Question by pat79-ga on 13 Apr 2006 13:18 PDT
Hello Rainbow-ga:

Thanks for your efforts to answer my question. Unfortunately, the
above paper is not the one I was looking for. I did a good amount of
research myself and came up with the paper. Here it is: Electronic
Rights Management and Digital Identifier Systems by DANIEL J. GERVAIS
in the Journal of Electronic Publishing.

See the text from: 

"Digital Object Identifier: The DOI is not an identifier per se, but
it offers both a structure for an identifier and a persistent routing
system to a database containing relevant information."

and the subsequent paragraphs.

I guess I will be closing my questions now. 

Is there any way to give a tip to recognize your efforts, even if I
close the question. Do let me know. Thanks again for your efforts.


Request for Question Clarification by rainbow-ga on 13 Apr 2006 13:39 PDT
Hi Pat79,

I'm glad you found the paper you were searching for.

I want to thank you for your generous offer and your ethics. However,
since the papers I provided were not the ones you were looking for,
there is no need to tip me. Again, thank you for the thought.

It was a pleasure working with you.

Best regards,
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