DOI minting services with EZID

DOI Minting Services at the University of Miami

The University of Miami Libraries can provide DOI minting services through the California Digital Library’s EZID program.

What is a DOI?

A Digital Object Identifier (DOI) is a permanent online identifier for a digital asset; perhaps a journal article or a supplementary data set for a publication.

The DOI is similar to a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) or a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI). All help to identify online resources.

What is special about the DOI, is that while the digital object may physically move from one server to another, the link will never break. This is guaranteed by the maintenance of database that links known assets to their physical locations. This service is provided as a partnership between the publisher of the digital asset and the DOI resolving service (e.g. http://dx.doi.org/).

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