What is a DOI?
DOI is an acronym for “digital object identifier,” which means it is a digital identifier of an object. A DOI is a unique and persistent identifier that can be assigned to publications, data, and other scholarly products.
What are the benefits of a DOI?
- A DOI is a persistent identifier providing easy online access to the digital object
- A DOI is tied to metadata and information about a digital object, enhancing the discoverability of the work
- A DOI enables accurate citation and accurate usage tracking of the scholarly output
- A DOI makes the creator of works identifiable
How do I get a DOI?
In order for a DOI to be minted for your work, you must meet the following criteria
- Intellectual property (IP) is owned by TAMU-CC or an affiliated researcher
- The full text of the work must be made publicly available. An embargo can be requested. Copyright licenses may vary; we encourage Creative Commons Licensing. There may be instances, such as privacy concerns within data, where the work cannot be made publicly available. In this case, please contact the library.
- Metadata must include the following
- Creator(s): Given Name, Family Name, Name as it appears on work
- Title of work
- Description or abstract
- Type of work
- ORCID (if available)
- The works must be deposited in the TAMU-CC Repository. There may be exceptions, please contact the library to discuss.
- The work will remain unchanged
- Unique research output
- Output has not been assigned a DOI by another agency
- No copyright has been infringed
- Contributes to the scholarly record, and in the case or datasets, is analogous to a journal article
For what type of works can I request a DOI?
DOIs can be assigned to a number of digital objects including, but not limited to, the following
- Book chapters
- Data and data sets
How do I obtain a DOI?
For all DOI requests, please contact email@example.com. Please allow one week for DOI requests to be
processed. Large or complex requests will require additional processing time. All DOIs will be assigned to the version of the work hosted in the TAMU-CC Repository.
Who do I contact for more information?