Hi there, here are some stories which I am keen to implement
- As the site owner for FooPolicy.org, I re-publish open documents and I make them DOIs back to my site. When someone clicks on such a DOI I want to know where they did this. I want to know this so that I can know whether the DOI was clicked in an important report. Then I can tell people how influential my services is. I would like it to work like Urchin Traffic Management.
- As the site owner of Story 1, I want to know that a citation including a DOI I made was copied versus the citation having been made off my site. That is, I would like the DOI to get appended a unique identifier each time a fresh citation of the same resource is taken. The I can tell people how authors come to my site to cite stuff. I would like to append the DOI with an argument like ?tracker=123456
I hope these are clear and not too vain! We benefit a lot from UTM and wonder why DOI’s can’t carry UTMs, for example. I am aware of the Handle and DUL specifications but these seem to provide a lot of functionality we don’t need, and they seem to serve the rights holder, not the re-publisher.