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Hello Matthew,
IMO DOI is a brand that took on and handles are one type of technology for
persistent identifiers. Actually DOI is based on handle technology. But how
to explain this?
And then there is ARK, EPIC, .. etc. Requirements differ a bit, services by
external organisations are not the same all over and whatever you have to
organise yourself to make it all work will differ.
Please check out:
Best, Christina Elsenga