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What is the DOI?
The DOI is like the UPC (Bar Code), but for
objects on the Internet.
Uniquely Identifies the Object
- therefore enables
computers to interoperate about it and execute transactions of
Provides Linking to the Object Itself
(or to any related
objects, transactions or services).
These links are:
Capable of one-to-many routing
Capable of supporting new applications over time