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Comment #00538 - New attribute @assigning-authority for elements 'ext-link' and ' - z39.96-2012.pdf

Comment 538
Addressed (Unresolved)
ANSI/NISO Z39.96-2012, JATS: Journal Article Tag Suite (version 1.0) (Revision 0)
Comment Submitted by
Jeffrey Beck
2014-09-11 05:40:39

This comment is submitted by Jeffrey Beck on behalf of the Force11 Data Citation Implementation Group (https://www.force11.org/datacitationimplementation).



The current attributes @ext-link-type and @pub-id-type conflate two kinds of values: the type of identifier or link (DOI, ARC) and the agency that assigned the identifier (PDB, GenBank).





- The attribute @ext-link-type is defined in the Tag Library as: "Type of external link; may include a specific source (for example, 'pdb', 'pir'), identifier type (for example, “doi”), or access method (for example, 'ftp', 'uri')."





- For @pub-id-type, the Tag Library says: "The type of identifier should be named for established types (DOIs, SICIs, and Codens). If the identifier is not of an established type, name the assigning agency (PMC, OCLC) or type of assigning agency (aggregator, archive, indexing service, publisher) which assigned the identifier."





Neither attribute has a restricted set of values in any of the Tag Sets.





For citing data, the Force11 Committee would like the ability to say, for both an external link and a publication identifier, that something is a DOI AND that it was assigned by PDB.





Scope: Archiving, Publishing, Authoring



 

Submitter Proposed Solution

Document the value of @pub-id-type to be the type of identifier ('doi', 'arc') and create a new attribute @assigning-authority to name the organization that assigned the identifier ('pdb', 'genbank', 'pubmed').





Document the value of @ext-link-type to be the type of identifier ('doi', 'arc') and use the same new attribute @assigning-authority to name the organization that assigned the identifier ('pdb', 'genbank', 'pubmed').



 

Jeffrey Beck
2014-10-21 14:17:50

Add the attribute @authority to the elements <ext-link> and <pub-id>. The @pub-id-type can then
state that the element content is, for example a “DOI” and the assigning authority is ‘crossref” or
“figshare”. This new attribute may also be used to lessen the semantic overloading of the @pub-idtype
attribute say that the @authority for the content is an organization such as “PDB” or
“GenBank”. (Note: This new attribute makes better semantic sense for <pub-id>. The @authority
on will probably be rarely used, but covers the case in which an <ext-link> (a link by
definition) codes an identifier, as can happen with DOIs.)