Core Science Analytics, Synthesis, and Libraries (CSAS&L) - Digital Object Identifier (DOI) Service
USGS Core Science Analytics, Synthesis, and Libraries, in collaboration with Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Mercury Consortium, has established this Digital Object Identifier (DOI) service for USGS. To generate the DOIs, users need to prepare citation metadata for their digital content; this includes information about creator, title, and publication date.
Due to licensing restrictions, use of this tool is restricted to USGS personnel, for those data products published by the bureau.
Offered in partnership with U3C/EZID, this service allows USGS researchers to generate globally unique, persistent, and resolvable identifiers for their data products. A data DOI can be cited in the original research publication, and by subsequent users of those data, enabling generation of metrics on data reuse.
To generate data product DOIs, DOI Tool users need to submit brief citation metadata, including the title, creator(s), publication date, type of data product, abstract, dates relevant to the data, and an online link to the data. These citation metadata can be updated at anytime.
Users can request and hold a DOI in the DOI Tool until they receive official approval for release of those data, and then return to the Tool to authorize activation of the DOI with the DataCite index.
Resources: USGS Data Management