E-citations: actionable identifiers and scholarly referencing
Journal/Book: Learn Publ. 2000; 13: South House, the Street Worthing, W Sussex BN13 3Uu, England. Assoc Learned Professional Soc Publ. 159-166.
Abstract: This document discusses the role of 'actionable' identifiers such as the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) in enabling scholarly citations in a digital environment. Citation is a subset of the general wider concept of linkage, but an interesting one for two reasons: it is a practical example being worked on today, and it demonstrates that linkage only between digital entities is insufficient for scholarly citation. It also Points the way to future extensions of the concept of linkage, with, new uses being made of internet resources, and tools which can support these new patterns of citation.
Note: Article Paskin N, Int DOI Fdn, POB 233, Oxford OX5 1XU, ENGLAND