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Press Release from DOI

Of possible interest.  Ann Okerson

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Washington - Geneva, September 26, 2001.


Frankfurt Book Fair (October 10, 2001 9:30-12:00PM Europa Room, Hall 4.0)

Three official DOI Registration Agencies will demonstrate "How To":

*register for a DOI Prefix and apply DOIs to content 
*make every hyperlink a sales opportunity 
*track usage of electronic content 
*protect copyright using DOI with DRM technologies 
*use DOIs to combine text, images and audio for ebooks 
*cross-link content on the Internet 
*link to copies of publications on different servers 
*point to different formats of a publication 
*point to services associated with publications 

DOI Registration Agencies-CrossRef (USA), Content Directions (USA) and
Enpia Systems (Korea) will unveil services that enable publishers to
commercially exploit digital intellectual property in a legal,
controllable, and easy to manage way. The demonstrations will focus on
practical implementation. It is highly recommended that key executive
personnel from business, sales and marketing departments attend at least
relevant portions of this demonstration to learn how to "Get Started" and
to obtain an Information Kit with pertinent basic DOI information.

Publishers can now use a DOI to control, trade and sell their content
electronically while protecting copyright. The DOI is a tool for digital
commerce of content and has widening acceptance by the music, broadcast
and film industries along with interest from online news and sports media

Sharing information with partners in a value chain is essential to do
business, but ownership of information, and location of electronic files,
rights and related resources change frequently. Analogous to a bar code
that identifies an object, a DOI permanently identifies a piece of
intellectual property so it can be traded and sold independent from its
physical location or URL address.

Profiting from digital content is risky business without a DOI. The DOI
puts you in control of your content. You release a DOI to your partners,
not the content. When you make a change to the content, immediately
everyone everywhere accesses only the updated information. And when you
decide to change third party service providers or upgrade your internal
systems, you can afford to do so, because all related resources, from the
ISBN to the latest review, are accessible via the DOIs.


10-10:30AM - DOIs and Journal Publishing

CROSSREF, a non profit organization, currently services 81 leading journal
publishers with over 3.4 million DOIs. CrossRef issues prefixes, registers
DOIs and associated metadata and assists publishers to establish links to
copies of articles on different servers, point to different formats for an
article, make connections between articles, and provide pointers to
services associated with an article. Any publisher of primary research
material can become a member of CrossRef. Affiliate access to a database
of journal metadata and associated DOIs is also available to libraries,
secondary publishers, aggregators, and researchers in the digital library
        Contact: Amy Brand, abrand@crossref.org. 

10:30-11:00AM - DOIs and Book Publishing

CONTENT DIRECTIONS (CDI) implements the DOI across all sectors of
publishing, issues prefixes, registers DOIs and associated metadata and
develops applications that support tracking, distribution, copyright
protection, and e-commerce. CDI also supports service vendors implementing
the DOI to reduce costs and improve operations throughout the entire life
cycle of content production, management, syndication, distribution, sale,
royalty tracking, and digital rights management.
        Contact: David Sidman, info@contentdirections.com. 

11:00-11:30AM - DOIs and non-English Language Publishing

ENPIA SYSTEMS is a leading distributor of electronic content in Asia for
the systematic and efficient management of the trade and sale of digital
copyright protected content and eBooks. Enpia administers the allocation
of DOIs and effective associated DRM services, an eBook Bibliography
Information Database to provide metadata to distributors and consumers,
and a search engine and linking service to enable cross linking of content
between eBooks.
        Contact: Edward Ju, jcm@enpia.co.kr. 


The DOI is a system for interoperably identifying and exchanging
intellectual property in the digital environment. A DOI assigned to
content enhances a content producer's ability to trade electronically. It
provides a framework for managing content in any form at any level of
granularity, for linking customers with content suppliers, for
facilitating electronic commerce, and enabling automated copyright
management for all types of media. The International DOI Foundation, a
non-profit organization, manages development, policy and licensing of the
DOI to registration agencies and technology providers and advises on usage
and development of related services and technologies. The DOI system uses
open standards with a standard syntax (ANSI/NISO Z39.84) and is currently
used by leading international technology and content organizations.