DOIs for WALS references

We try to embed WALS as well as possible in the web. So after adding links to Google Books where appropriate, we had a look at DOIs. Using crossref’s nice OpenURL interface, we managed to find DOIs for 284 of the 780 articles cited in WALS Online.

It should be noted, though, that DOIs do not always point to Open Access content; it is also not generally possible, to link to particular pages of articles accessible via DOI. So we decided to only add the DOI links to the reference database pages and not to individual citations within WALS as we did with the Google Books links.

For an example of the new links, go to the record Agnew and Pike 1957.

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