Nielsen BookData appointed as DOI registration agency

The Electronic Library

ISSN: 0264-0473

Article publication date: 1 June 2004



(2004), "Nielsen BookData appointed as DOI registration agency", The Electronic Library, Vol. 22 No. 3.



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Nielsen BookData appointed as DOI registration agency

Nielsen BookData appointed as DOI registration agency

The International DOI Foundation has announced the appointment of Nielsen BookData as a DOI registration agency. Nielsen BookData will begin to offer, from later this year, DOI based services for publications and other resources from publishers and other content providers for use in education, training and leisure; and for metadata collection for resource discovery, and for the support of ordering and market analysis services.

Michael Healy, Editorial Director of Nielsen BookData, said:

  • Nielsen BookData has unrivalled experience of managing product identifiers, from the UK ISBN agency, which we have managed since 1969, and the Standard Address Number agency for the UK since 1991. We see DOI as a key addition to our tools for the management and commercial exploitation of large volumes of complex and fast-changing metadata which is the centre of our business. Nielsen BookData has been a member of the IDF since 2001 and has long supported the development of international standards: in addition to ISBN and SAN, we encouraged the adoption of BIC BASIC and ONIX standards and are involved extensively in the wider development of book trade standards.

Norman Paskin, Director of the International DOI Foundation, said:

  • We are delighted to welcome Nielsen BookData, one of the major suppliers of information and services to booksellers, publishers and librarians around the world, to the growing DOI community. DOI is wholly complementary to standards already in use in these sectors and endorsed by Nielsen BookData, such as ISBN and ONIX, and the addition of added value services will further DOI’s growing importance in both text publishing and in wider content management.

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