DOI Service Announcement 01-02
By the end of last year, well over four million
Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) had been issued, with over 200 organisations allocating DOIs,
the first four DOI Registration Agencies appointed during the year (with more planned to come),
and DOI is well integrated into several related standards activities, with many applications
actively under development.
AS MPEG-21 BASELINE TECHNOLOGY
In November 2001, we announced that IDF was a founding sponsor of a Consortium to develop a
Rights Data Dictionary - a common dictionary or vocabulary for intellectual property rights
(indecs2RDD) [see IDF Service Announcement 11-01
MAJOR ORGANIZATIONS TO DEVELOP DIGITAL RIGHTS
MANAGEMENT (DRM) STANDARD]
We are now very pleased to announce that the dictionary resulting from this activity has been
adopted as baseline technology for the ISO-MPEG-21 Rights Data Dictionary standard. The adoption
follows the MPEG meeting in Pattaya, Thailand, at which 9 proposals were evaluated. The MPEG-21
Rights Data Dictionary, based on <indecs>2rdd principles, will provide a key part of the architecture
required to deliver interoperability between develop a digital rights management (DRM) standard systems.
The adoption of the <indecs>2rdd proposal marks the beginning of the collaborative phase of
this very important work in MPEG, which is scheduled for International Standard in March 2003.
The MPEG rights Data Dictionary and the accompanying Rights Expression Language specifications
will allow interoperable large-scale exchange of digital media, including subscription services,
trusted peer-to-peer services and a wide variety of other distribution models. The
current <indecs>2rdd Consortium will be meeting in January to plan the next phase of the initiative.
DOI has adopted the indecs approach from its outset and will implement the indecs dictionary,
creating a mechanism to provide a description of what is identified in a structured way and
allowing services about digital content objects to be built for any purpose. The IDF has
outlined, and is actively developing in more detail, a standard way of not only doing this,
but linking to existing standards such as ONIX, Dublin Core and so on, allowing each community
to bring its own identifiers and descriptions into play. Wrapping these tools into a social
and policy framework, through the Registration Agency federation, allows the development of
DOIs in a consistent quality-assured way across many sectors, opening the possibility of
managing multimedia objects seamlessly.
The International DOI Foundation (IDF) recently instituted a business development extension
program in response to the request of its members. The first program session will be held in
New York on January 31 and repeated in Washington on February 7. Companies interested in
conducting business related to online, print and other media products and services are encouraged
to attend. Digital Object Identifiers (DOI's) are by content industries for content industries.
What is the DOI value proposition? We'll explore how DOI's can drive online and offline
sales and potentially reduce back office costs. What goals are technically and financially
feasible? How can you communicate DOI business objectives to partners and then implement
DOI: A Catalyst for Your Business will describe how the IDF is helping members with their own
business development efforts. Working groups are now being formed to address various media,
and there may well be opportunity at this session for you. There is no charge for this
two-hour session. However, space is limited, so reserve a spot early by contacting
Steve Mooney at email@example.com or call (978) 561-1036. We hope to see you there!
- NEW YORK: January 31, 2002, The McGraw-Hill Companies, 1221 Avenue of the Americas
- WASHINGTON: February 7, 2002, The Software and Information Industry Association, 1090 Vermont Ave., N.W.
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.
This is a service announcement for the International Digital Object
Identifier Foundation and has been prepared to increase your awareness about important developments to enable digital copyright management of intellectual property. For more information, please send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Updated 23 December 2003
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