BioGUID: resolving, discovering, and minting identifiers for biodiversity informatics

Page, R.D.M. (2009) BioGUID: resolving, discovering, and minting identifiers for biodiversity informatics. BMC Bioinformatics, 10(Sup 14), S5. (doi: 10.1186/1471-2105-10-S14-S5)

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<b>Background</b>: Linking together the data of interest to biodiversity researchers (including specimen records, images, taxonomic names, and DNA sequences) requires services that can mint, resolve, and discover globally unique identifiers (including, but not limited to, DOIs, HTTP URIs, and LSIDs). <b>Results</b>: BioGUID implements a range of services, the core ones being an OpenURL resolver for bibliographic resources, and a LSID resolver. The LSID resolver supports Linked Data-friendly resolution using HTTP 303 redirects and content negotiation. Additional services include journal ISSN look-up, author name matching, and a tool to monitor the status of biodiversity data providers. <b>Conclusion</b>: BioGUID is available at Source code is available from

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Page, Professor Roderic
Authors: Page, R.D.M.
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Biodiversity, One Health & Veterinary Medicine
Journal Name:BMC Bioinformatics
Publisher:Biomed Central
ISSN (Online):1471-2105
Published Online:10 November 2009
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2009 BioMed Central
First Published:First published in BMC Bioinformatics 10(S5)
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