I think if we want to future-proof our catalogue data/records, it makes sense to include the DOI. It ties in with the idea of linked data and bringing together different sources of information (that might be scattered across the web in different locations) to provide a fuller picture about that item.
Thanks - Gary Green

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Subject: DOI's for books

According to their web page
DOI's are to "digital objects" - at my age I think of this as "computer
(but I still think of "metadata creation" as "cat. & class.")
So they are what ISBN's are to books, or ISSN, ISMN to ... etc.

obviously these catgories can overlap, if the book is available in
digital form as well. since these media categories are
not mutually exclusive.

I can't see any use in practice unless you think the digital version is
likely to be sought for its own sake.
Or am I missing something?...

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