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DOI to be used to identify scientific data

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 1. DOI to be used to identify scientific data

A new application for Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) has been
initiated 
with the launch of a major project made possible by a grant from the
German 
Research Foundation, which will implement the use of DOIs to
persistently 
identify scientific data sets. The project is co-ordinated by the World
Data 
Center for Climate (WDCC) in Hamburg. The German National Library of
Science 
and Technology (TIB), the world's largest library of science and
technology, 
has joined the International DOI Foundation to act as the link with DOI 
system, in a pilot deployment which will be extensible to any scientific 
data. This use of DOI will provide for the effective publication of
primary 
data using a persistent identifier for long-term data referencing,
allowing 
scientists to cite and re-use valuable primary data.

For full information, see the IDF press release: "Project announced to 
develop DOIs for scientific data: German National Library
of Science and Technology joins IDF" at
http://www.doi.org/news/TIBNews.html
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