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DOI services

The Stanford Digital Repository now offers Digital Object Identifier (DOI) services. A full explanation of the benefits of DOIs for your repository content and the available tiers of service are outlined on the Library's Data Services web pages.

As an SDR depositor, you can request a DOI for single items at no cost.  The process is simple:

  • Write to to request a DOI. Be sure to include your SDR PURL if you already have one, and let us know if you are working on a deadline. We typically respond within 24 hours.
  • The SDR team will send you a form to fill out with the descriptive information (metadata) that is required by our DOI registry, DataCite. Also the SDR will provide you access to the SDR online deposit system where you can upload your content to the repository if you have not done so previously. 
  • You complete the form, and return it to the SDR team.
  • We will register the DOI with your description and the link to your content's SDR PURL, and then notify you of the DOI. We will release (publish) the DOI when you give us the go-ahead to do so. (A DataCite DOI is discoverable on the public web within 24 hours after release.)
  • We will also add the DOI to your SDR metadata, so that it displays on the PURL page. 

That's it!  (In the future, the DOI registration process will be integrated with the content deposit process directly.)

Here is a sample item in the SDR that also has a SDR-provided DOI:

If you require a larger volume of DOIs, please refer to our DOI service levels and pricing page.