VALA2018 Session 9 Kearney

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Nicole Kearney
Nicole Kearney

‘DOI’ng the right thing: assigning digital object identifiers to legacy content

Wednesday 14 February 2018, 10:50 – 11:20

Nicole Kearney and Elycia Wallis

Museums Victoria

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Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) have revolutionised the way we locate, access, use and reference scholarly content online. Academic publishers are expected to adhere to this international standard for new publications, but what about legacy publications? Despite the fact that there is now a substantial volume of legacy literature online, there are significant questions around its ownership, management and accessibility. This paper will examine the issues and benefits associated with assigning DOIs to current and legacy literature, who can assign them, the difference between easy and open access, and the future of creating order amongst this massively expanding resource.


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