[Taxacom] e-publication of EarlyView: clarification needed

Paul Kirk p.kirk at cabi.org
Wed Sep 12 04:59:03 CDT 2012


BHL already provides 39 million page level resolvable URL's - support BHL and we get one element of what we all want ... a link from a name to what the author published about that name.

Paul

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From: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu [mailto:taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of Roderic Page
Sent: 12 September 2012 10:54
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Subject: Re: [Taxacom] e-publication of EarlyView: clarification needed

Dear Markku,

I
On 12 Sep 2012, at 10:32, Markku Savela wrote:

> On 09/12/2012 12:12 PM, Roderic Page wrote:
>> Why the obsession with pagination? If an article is online and has a
>> DOI then it's published. Use the DOI to refer to the article.
>> CrossRef has tools which can take a DOI and tell you when the article
>> went online (and, indeed, when it was printed if that's applicable),
>> and also whether the article has been updated
>> (seehttp://www.crossref.org/crossmark/  ).
>
> If you have a 100+ page monograph of something, containing
> descriptions of new taxa, what do you use to generate a direct link to
> the location within the document that contains the description?


I think this is a separate question. If the goal is to link a name to a publication, then we use a publication-level identifier (e.g., DOI or, say, ISBN).

If we want links to individual descriptions then there are a few options:

1. page number (if exists)

2. location in document (e.g., we could imagine using XML paths for recent articles)

3. we could imagine eventually having parts of a document having their own identifiers (PLoS does this already for figures)

4. fulltext search (if the text is available)

All of these are approaches to linking a name to a description, but I'd argue that is a different question to linking a name to its publication.

Regards

Rod


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