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

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Background: 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). Results: 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. Conclusion: bioGUID is available at http://bioguid.info/. Source code is available from http://code.google.com/p/bioguid/. © 2009 Page; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.

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

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