[Taxacom] e-publication of EarlyView: clarification needed

Richard Pyle deepreef at bishopmuseum.org
Thu Sep 13 06:31:36 CDT 2012

I found this interesting:

> To use a DOI you simply append it to http://dx.doi.org/, e.g.,
> 10.1080/00222939808677978 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00222939808677978 .
> This gets you to the page for this article. CrossRef (which manages DOIs)
> requires publishers to maintain the DOI and the URL is links to. Whether
> have access to the article itself is another matter.

If you follow the DOI in Rod's post
(http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00222939808677978),  you have the option to
purchase a PDF of this article for US$43.00, or you can buy a PDF of the
whole issue for US$235.00 (plus local tax, of course).

Or, you can download the PDF of the entire volume (indeed, of many volumes)
-- including this article -- for free from BHL:
or, if you prefer somewhat yellower paper:

In this case, it seems, the DOI was somewhat less useful than the BHL site
would be.  The goal is to make this comparison obvious to end users.

Just for fun, I went ahead and registered this article in ZooBank, which
includes links to both the DOI and to the starting page for both BHL copies
(actually, four BHL links in total -- because each copy in BHL has a link to
the Item/page, and also directly to the page ID itself).

Rod: I could also easily cross-link it to
http://bioguid.info/jacc/0374-5481:1@308, if you think it appropriate for
such a link to be in ZooBank.


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