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Does a Crossref DOI identify a "work?"

Tony’s recent thread on making DOIs play nicely in a linked data world has raised an issue I’ve meant to discuss here for some time- a lot of the thread is predicated on the idea that Crossref DOIs are applied at the abstract “work” level. Indeed, that it what it currently says in our guidelines. Unfortunately, this is a case where theory, practice and documentation all diverge.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://0-www.crossref.org.libcat.lafayette.edu/blog/does-a-crossref-doi-identify-a-work/