[okfn-discuss] doi equivalent?

Peter Murray-Rust pm286 at cam.ac.uk
Fri Sep 4 17:50:01 UTC 2009

On Wed, Sep 2, 2009 at 8:38 PM, graham <graham at theseamans.net> wrote:

> Hi,
> The problem with identifier systems is that they normally require a trusted
persistent authority which manages the uniquification. It would be
technically possible to canonicalize the bibliographic metadata (but you
would have to ask the experts) and then create a GUID or other hash. This is
technically not unique but very unlikely to collide. The real problem is the

I sympathize with the spirit of your wish.


Peter Murray-Rust
Reader in Molecular Informatics
Unilever Centre, Dep. Of Chemistry
University of Cambridge
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