A Digital Object Identifier (DOI) is an alphanumeric string assigned to uniquely identify an object. It is tied to a metadata description of the object as well as to a digital location, such as a URL, where all the details about the object are accessible.
In order to create new DOIs and assign them to your content, it is necessary to become a DataCite member
Through the DOI Fabrica web interface or the API of the DataCite Metadata Store you will be able to submit a name, a metadata description following the DataCite Metadata Schema and at least one URL of the object to create a DOI. Once created, information about a DOI is available through our different services search, event data, OAI-PMH and others).