Specifications and Software
The Digital Object Architecture (DOA) supports information management more generally than just conveying information, in digital form, from one location to another in the Internet or other computational facilities. It is an architecture that enables interoperability across participating information systems. The DOA specifies a data model, three core components, and two protocols.
The specification of the two DOA protocols, the Identifier and Resolution Protocol (IRP) and the Digital Object Interface Protocol (DOIP) are discussed below.