DOI Data Dictionary, 2015-03-23
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A message term for doi:kernelMetadata.
An individual person, animal or organization capable of acting, or being perceived to act, as an agent.
Comments Parties may be real, legendary or imaginary, and do not need to be biologically unique. Personas adopted for artistic or other purposes may be referenced with DOIs as unique individuals. For example, the authors 'Ellis Peters' 'John Redfern' 'Jolyon Carr' and 'Peter Benedict' may be identified as a unique parties distinct from the person 'Edith Pargeter', for whom they are all pen-name pseudonyms. 'Mickey Mouse' may be identified as an individual for the purpose of unique identification as a performer in a creation, or 'Borat' or 'Hamlet' for the identification of a character depicted in a fictional work.
Parents Resource An Entity in a Context playing a role other than that of Time or Place.
Children Agent A Resource which is a cause of an Event.
  Animal A non-human animal.
  GoverningParty A Party ultimately responsible for issuing an Identifier.
  Individual An individual human being, real or imaginary, or an imaginary Party attributed with characteristics of a human being (for example, Homer Simpson, Mickey Mouse).
  LinkedParty A Party with which a Party is associated.
  Member A Party which is a member of an Organization.
  Organization A Party which is either a legal person such as a corporation or legal partnership (but not a human being); or a group of Individuals, or a group of organizations.
  ReferentParty A Creation identified by a DoiName.
Belongs to AVS doiavs:primaryReferentType Allowed values for the primary type of a referent.
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