4 Responses to Questions of granularity – Dryad's use of DataCite DOIs for data citation, and the Annotation Ontology

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  2. When it comes to versions, one could imagine leveraging the HTTP rendering of a DOI (i.e. http://dx.doi.org/…) alongside a datetime. Using Memento, one could actually arrive at the correct version. See, for example, http://arxiv.org/abs/1003.3661.

    When it comes to annotation:
    – As far as I understand, Annotation Ontology does not explicitly provide means to identify portions of resources; it provides hooks to do so. How those hooks are implemented for different types of resources, and for different mime types remains to be made explicit.
    – The same is true for the similar Open Annotation work, see http://www.openannotation.org/ and http://www.openannotation.org/spec/alpha3/ . Via the notion of Constraints, segments of resources can be identified. How exactly that is done needs to be specified, depending on resource type and mime type.

    Overall, I think that segment identification is an issues that the DOI community did not have to deal with in the days DOIs were mainly used for papers. And, in order for DOIs to be really convincing as a means to identify datasets, it is an issue needs to be resolved.

  3. Andrew Gilmartin says:

    Note that the CrossRef deposit schema does allow for a database and/or a dataset to have zero or more components. Perhaps using components is a way of collecting a set of resources into an identifiable object. See http://www.crossref.org/schema/documentation/4.3.0/schema-deposit.html#id168

  4. Dave Bridges says:

    Will this also apply to figures. If i wanted to refer to a specific figure panel, it would be nice to be able to link to something like doi:10.5061/dryad.1234.2/f.2c or something. That might make following references easier than only focusing on datasets

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