[okfn-discuss] doi equivalent?

Peter Suber peters at earlham.edu
Thu Sep 3 13:10:37 UTC 2009

Hi Graham,

You should consider OpenURL (a NISO standard since 2005),

Here's an argument that OpenURL is superior to DOI,

      Good luck,

At 03:38 PM 9/2/2009, graham wrote:
>I'm new to this list so this may be a faq - if so please point me in the
>right direction!
>Is there any free equivalent to the DOI naming system (http://doi.org/) ?
>I'm looking for something to generate unique ids for a potentially large
>set of publications in .epub format. I'd like something which would let
>them be part of a larger ecology when released (as with doi numbers) but
>which doesn't cost money (don't have any) and isn't a proprietary system
>(not certain about doi - it's certainly copyrighted and trademarked)
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