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FYI from DOI news

2. OECD's StatLink solution using DOIs for tables of data

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has announced 
the use of DOIs at the level of individual tables. OECD's StatLink is an 
electronic publishing solution that enables links between publications, 
whether they are in print or e-book format, and the underlying data in 
MS Excel spreadsheets. StatLink uses DOIs for identifying published 
material on line. DOI-based links are added to the charts and tables in 
OECD books and e-books: clicking the link at a table downloads a 
matching Excel spreadsheet.

For more information, see http://www.oecd.org/statistics/statlink

3. DOI and license and rights terms

The IDF participated in a recent National Information Standards 
Organization/Digital Library Federation special meeting on DLF's 
Electronic Resource Management Initiative (ERMI) to discuss the results 
of the DLF ERMI and to outline possible next steps for stakeholders. 
IDF's focus was on the need for, and availability of, tools for 
interoperability. This will be followed up by the NISO/EDItEUR meeting 
on electronic communication of license and rights terms as a satellite 
of the London Online meeting on Dec 2, at which these tools will be 
described in detail.

For further information on ERMI see 

For further information on the Dec meeting in London, see 

4. DOIs for scientific data - expanding uses

At the recent international CODATA meeting on "Publication and Citation 
of Scientific Data" a number of projects were presented for the use of 
DOIs as an interoperable common system for identification of science 
data. Two current projects were presented: the TIB project (on citation 
of primary data sets) and the Names for Life project (on biological 
taxonomy). At the meeting, discussions were also opened as to the use of 
DOI with the recently developed IUPAC-NIST Chemical Identifier, and in 
other projects.

For further information see "Digital Object Identifiers for scientific 
data" at http://www.doi.org/topics/041110CODATAarticleDOI.pdf

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