•October 1997-DOI System goes live at the
Frankfurt Book Fair; receives endorsements
from IPA, STM International, plus many individual publishers worldwide.Featured in NY Times (10/20/97).System is fully
“open for business,” with policies, procedures, pricing and automated facilities in place to accept purchases of
publisher prefixes, and with DOI
registration/maintenance being handled by CNRI on behalf of the AAP.
•October 1997-International DOI Foundation
(IDF) established, with offices in Washington
& Geneva, to develop policies and governance procedures, and to administer the system via service
contract with CNRI.IDF is non-profit, supported primarily by
membership fees, and chaired
by Charles Ellis (CEO, John Wiley & Sons).
•Dec 1997-First DOI workshop for technology
vendors (DRM, CMS, etc.) held in
NY.That morning, DOI project team
defines need for a Metadata
Database to allow for DOI lookups (like a “DOI Phone Book”), as the first “killer app” needed to enable
widespread adoption and
application of DOIs.