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  1. Digital Objects and the management of information doi> organised by the International DOI Foundation in conjunction with the Oxford Internet Institute and the E-Horizons Institute http://www.doi.org http://www.oii.ox.ac.uk/ http://www.e-horizons.ox.ac.uk/

  2. Video presentation (extracts): Bob Kahn & Vint Cerf • Digital Object Architecture overview: Larry Lannom, Corporation for National Research Initiatives • Managing digital objects in context:Christophe Blanchi, Corporation for National Research Initiatives • Text as digital objects: • Commercial digitising text initiatives: Adam Hodgkin, Exact Editions • Digital text and libraries: Michael Popham, eLibrarian, Oxford University • Tea break 3.30-3.50 • Digital objects and video:Jim Wilkinson, Chief Research Scientist, Sony Broadcast & Professional Research Labs • Digital objects and E-Research:Anne Trefethen, Oxford e-Research Centre and e-Horizons Institute • Social implications:Ralph Schroeder, Jenny Fry, Matthijs den Besten Oxford Internet Institute and e-Horizons Institute, University of Oxford

  3. Some key terms • Digital Object Architecture • “Digital information needs to be a first class citizen in the networked environment” • Fundamental work of Kahn/Wilensky (1995 paper)* and subsequent developments *see handout • Handle • Part of the Digital Object Architecture: a system for persistent naming for digital objects and other resources on the Internet, and efficiently resolving those names to data • DOI (Digital Object Identifier) • One application of the Handle System, which adds to it additional features – social and technical infrastructure, policies, metadata management.

  4. Two extracts from webcast of the ACM Turing Lecture “Assessing the Internet: Lessons Learned, Strategies for Evolution, and Future Possibilities” by Vinton G. Cerf and Robert E. Kahn, Recipients of the ACM 2004 Turing Award Monday, August 22, 2005 Available at http://www.sigcomm.org/sigcomm2005/webcast.html