[openbiblio-dev] Pubmed data: URI forms for journals

Tom Morris tfmorris at gmail.com
Tue May 3 15:26:59 UTC 2011

On Tue, May 3, 2011 at 7:29 AM, Ben O'Steen <bosteen at gmail.com> wrote:

> We have to conjure URIs for journals....
> The journals in pubmed have either an issn (very common, but not blanket
> coverage), and/or an eissn.
> What seemed obvious at the time, was to use either:
> bibliographica.org/issn/1234-1234 or /eissn/.... (Issn ans eissns have the
> same form unfortunately and conflict so precludes /journal/{issn/eissn
> number})
> Is there now a commonly adopted purl or similar stub for issns/eissns?
> Anyone have a better idea?

Wouldn't the best approach to be have the registrar mint these URIs?
e.g. http://www.issn.org/issn/1234-1234

Have they been approached?


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