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How Do I Get a DOI?

How do I get a DOI?

This is a free service for Washington University users provided through the Washington University Libraries. The Digital Library Program Services unit will create and maintain DOIs for many unique works that are added to OpenScholarship, the university's digital repository.

 ARK (Archival Resource Key) identifiers are also issued by the WU DOI service, if your project needs those. Digital objects might include research reports, dissertations, research data, digitized images etc. available on the internet. DOIs assigned through this service will start with 10.7936.

DOI for your data: contact Jennifer Moore

This is the information needed to create a DOI: 
• URL
• Creator
• Title
• Date
• Resource type
• Subject
• Copyright status of object

Other units within the libraries or elsewhere on campus may arrange to issue DOIs for their own servers and repositories. 

Note: When you create DOIs or have DOIs created, you are also agreeing to maintain URLs if they change AND, once created, we do not delete DOIs.

If you have an ongoing need for a very large number of DOIs, you may want to purchase your own group of DOIs and establish your own DOI service.