Bibliographic Metadata

DOI ➞ Publication ➞ Bibliographic Resources

The use of Typed Links in the HTTP Link header is illustrated for the paper:

Klein, M., Van de Sompel, H., Sanderson, R., Shankar, H., Balakireva, L., Zhou, K., and Tobin, R. Scholarly Context Not Found: One in Five Articles Suffers from Reference Rot. PLoS ONE 9, 12 (Dec. 2014), 1–39. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0115253.

This is a summary of the links that should be provided:

  • The HTTP DOI URI should provide a link with the describedby relation type pointing at the Bibliographic Resource provided by the DOI Registration agency (e.g. CrossRef). The link should have type attribute to convey the format of the metadata.
  • The Bibliographic Resource provided by the DOI Registration agency should provide a link with the describes relation type pointing back to the HTTP DOI URI.
  • The Entry Page, which is an HTML rendering of the article, should provide a link with the describedby relation type pointing to each associated Bibliographic Resource, both those provided by the portal itself and by the DOI Registration agency. Each link should use the type attribute (and the profile attribute, if needed) to specify the metadata format.
  • Each Bibliographic Resource provided by the portal should provide a link with the describes relation type pointing back to the Entry Page.

Link Headers for the Bibliographic Metadata Pattern

Visualization of link relations