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ISO 26324 Information and documentation -- Digital object identifier system
was published by ISO, the International Organization for Standardization, on
May 1, 2012. The DOI System was approved as an International Standard
through ISO in November 2010, but publication was held back awaiting
revision by ISO of its generic Registration Authority agreement. ISO 26324
is the instrument through which the DOI System, developed by the
International DOI Foundation (IDF) from 1998, was adopted as an
international standard, and IDF is the ISO 26324 Registration Authority.

ISO 26324 specifies the syntax, description and resolution functional
components of the digital object identifier system, and the general
principles for the creation, registration and administration of DOI names.
The ISO standard complements, and is compatible with, the existing US
National Standard ANSI/NISO Z39.84, Syntax for the Digital Object Identifier
(2000, 2005, 2010), through expansion to cover a detailed extensible
metadata schema and discussion of the guarantees provided re persistence and

For further information, see:

- ISO Press Release:
- DOI System and standards:
- Copies of ISO standards are available from the ISO Store at, or from the ISO member in your country.

Susannah Sabine

Research Analyst
Australian National Data Service
ANU Division of Information
W. K. Hancock Building (#43)
The Australian National University
Canberra, ACT, 0200, AUSTRALIA
phone: +61 2 6125 1211

Wed May 16, 2012 10:30 am
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