(20 Apr 2022) From Aaron Tay’s Musings about librarianship:
“The thesis here is that if you are an academic librarian you could probably do well to learn more about DOIs. As one of the central pillars of scholarly infrastructure, DOIs are probably more important than you may realize.
Whether you are
a) an information literacy librarian wanting to educate in depth about preprints (do they have dois? how do they relate to published version of record articles?) or retractions (how are retractions captured? How do you check for them?)
b) a liason/subject librarian trying to answer a question about text mining of journal articles or about coverage of tools like Lens.org vs Scopus (Lens draws from Crossref as a major source, how complete is the metadata?)
c) a electronic resource librarian trying to understand the role of DOIs in linking technologies like OpenURL, GetFTR etc
d) Institutional repository manager wanting to understand how to get data citations from your respository to be captured properly (See MLibrary’s Susan Borda try to figure out data citations flow through the publishing process)
knowing more about how DOIs (and PIDs in general) work in conjunction with other pieces of knowledge may give you a fuller understanding of the topic at hand.”
The post in full is here.