Multiple resolution

Content can travel from place to place online, and it can also live in multiple locations. With Multiple Resolution, you can assign multiple URLs to a single metadata record. Members often use multiple resolution for co-hosted content or content in transition from one platform to another. Instead of resolving directly to a single page a multiple resolution-enabled link will instead land on an interim page. The interim page presents a list of link choices to the end user.

Obligations & Limitations

A single member may register multiple URLs for their content but multiple resolution most often involves coordination between multiple parties. One member needs to deposit the DOIs and metadata as the primary depositor. The primary depositor is typically the DOI prefix owner of the content being registered, and will commit to maintaining the metadata record. If second (or third) parties are involved, they will only be able to add and update secondary URLs for existing records.

Multiple resolution interim pages can be set up for an entire DOI prefix or for individual titles. Members should supply an interim page template for their Multiple Resolution content.

Getting started

You’ll need to let us know who and what content is involved in your multiple resolution project, and send us your interim page and of course your additional URLs. Steps to implement are available in our Get Started guide.

Last Updated: 2017 January 4 by Patricia Feeney