What are DOIs and what is BHL doing with them?

A DOI (Digital Object Identifier) is a unique permanent identifier that provides a persistent link to a digital object. When a DOI is assigned to a publication, such as a journal article, that DOI becomes part of the publication’s bibliographic information and should be included (as a link) whenever the publication is referenced. DOIs thus … Read more

Does BHL provide persistent and stable URLs?

BHL produces stable URLs for our content and will ensure viability of these URLs. Please read the following blog post for an explanation of how BHL redirects certain IDs when a book has been taken offline. Stable URLs are available for the following areas of content, with examples: Subject: Insects http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/subject/Insects Author: Darwin, Charles, (1809 … Read more