The Digital Object Identifier system is used for identifying intellectual property in the digital environment. It is a more rigorous implementation of the Handle System for persistent identifiers. The International DOI Federation (IDF) appoints Registration Agencies who allocate DOI prefixes, register DOI Names, and provide the necessary infrastructure to allow registrants to declare and maintain metadata associated with a DOI.
Major applications of the DOI system currently include provision, linking and tracking of persistent citations in:
ARDC is a DataCite Consortium Member and also acts as a Consortium Lead within the consortium, while member organisations are called Consortium Organisations.
More information about the DOI system and the is available at the DataCite page: DOI Basics
A DOI is a Persistent Identifier (PID) with extra benefits:
Hanigan, Ivan (2012): Monthly drought data for Australia 1890-2008 using the Hutchinson Drought Index. The Australian National University Australian Data Archive. DOI http://doi.org/10.4225/13/50BBFD7E6727A
Resource types out of scope:
The DOI service is available as:
The service ensures that a standard level of metadata is always associated with ARDC DOIs through the use of a mandatory metadata schema, while also allowing clients to further enrich descriptions through the use of non-mandatory metadata schema elements.
The ARDC DataCite DOI is a free service to publicly funded Australian institutions and government agencies who become members of the ARDC DOI consortium.