I has been always been possible to provide a link to the OpenDOAR entry for a given repository using its persistent numeric identifier. However, these link URLs have hitherto been rather long and cumbersome. Now we have implemented simpler and shorter links based on REST principles. For example:
http://opendoar.org/id/227/ – OpenDOAR entry for ‘Nottingham eTheses’ (ID: 227).
OpenDOAR identifiers and the corresponding new link URLs can be found in the relevant entries in the database.
We think that this new feature is likely to be of particular interest to users of the OpenDOAR Application Programmers’ Interface – http://opendoar.org/tools/api.html.