Oct 2001-Phase 2 of DOI-EB demod at the Frankfurt
Book Fair, then at NIST/NISO eBook 2001 in Washington.Microsoft and Adobe join
project.Public support from Terry McGraw of McGraw-Hill, Dr. Robert Kahn of CNRI, etc.The Hon. Pat Schroeder (former Congressperson, now President of AAP) organizes CEO-only executive presentation for major publishers, to
be held Dec. 2001.
Jan 2002-Content Directions enters strategic
partnership with SealedMedia, the first major Digital Rights Management (DRM) vendor to help drive DOI adoption by incorporating it
into their products.SealedMedia joins a number of other vendors
who have also committed to
supporting the DOI (iCopyright, NetPaper,
becomes the first major publishing
outside of the Scientific
Journal sector to sign a registration contract for implementing the DOI across its entire publishing
Education).Other publishers soon
follow (Thomson Learning, Penguin Putnam, RAND), as well as other companies outside of Publishing altogether (e.g. Corbis,
the large stock photo agency
owned by Bill Gates).