EPIC – the European Persistent Identifier Consortium provides a Service for the European Research Community

“Since the beginning of 2009 GWDG runs on behalf of the Max Planck Society a PID service, based on the handle system (TM, http://www.handle.net/ ), for the allocation and resolution of persistent identifiers. Together with other european partners a consortium was build to provide this services to the european research community.”


CrossTech: DOI: What Do We Got?

Following the JISC seminar last week on persistent identifiers (#jiscpid on Twitter) there was some discussion about DOI and its role within a Linked Data context. John Erickson has responded with a very thoughtful post DOIs, URIs and Cool Resolution, which ably summarizes how the current problem with DOI in that the way the DOI is is implemented by the handle HTTP proxy may not have kept pace with actual HTTP developments. (For example, John notes that the proxy is not capable of dealing with 'Accept' headers.) He has proposed a solution, and the post has attracted several comments.