Technologies Committee defines need for unique identifier to enable e-commerce market for online
content, and to protect
copyright online.Commissions research
study of identifiers in other
online content industries.
•Spring 1997-1st mtg of prototype
project.Participating publishers must
commit to bringing 5-10
examples of actual content tagged with DOIs.Wiley brings 70,000
DOIs representing all ofits online
scientific journal content, at 4
levels of granularity (articles, abstracts, journal issue, journal title); shares its methodology for
tagging/registering DOIs on a
•Summer 1997 -Academic Press “sees Wiley’s 70,000, raises it 140,000” by tagging all of its own online journal articles.Frankfurt Book Fair (October) declared as “go live” target date.