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Core Science Analytics, Synthesis, and Libraries (CSAS&L) - Digital Object Identifier (DOI) Service

Warning: You are strongly advised to use Google Chrome when accessing this tool. The DOI Tool does not work in Internet Explorer. Users have also reported that recent updates to Firefox block key functionality within the tool.
Warning: You are strongly advised to use Google Chrome when accessing this tool. The DOI Tool does not work in Internet Explorer. Users have also reported that recent updates to Firefox block key functionality within the tool.

USGS Digital Object Identifier (DOI) Creation Tool

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.

EZID Logo: Long-term identifiers maade easy. A service of the University of California Curation Center — UC3 ORNL Logo: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

New User?

  • To reserve a new DOI, all you need is the Title of your data release.
    1. Click 'Create DOI,' enter your Title (and optionally, other information if you have it at this stage).
    2. Leave the record in the default hold status ('dataset has not been approved for release'). Click Submit.
    3. Your new, unique DOI will be displayed to you.
  • Over time, you can login and add additional information about your data release to the DOI record, or edit any information you've already entered.
  • When your data are approved for release, open your DOI record.
    1. Add the final URL for the landing page of the data release.
    2. Complete any remaining mandatory fields.
    3. Change the status to 'this dataset has been approved for release.' Click Submit.
    4. Your DOI will be sent immediately for registration with DataCite. Your DOI link will take about 24 hours to become operational
  • Once sent to DataCite, the DOI is permanent; it cannot be unpublished. You can, however, update the metadata at any time to correct an error, or update the landing page URL.

Please note that, due to licensing restrictions, use of this Tool is restricted to USGS personnel.

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Due to licensing restrictions, use of this tool is restricted to USGS personnel, for those data products published by the bureau.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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