First Light for DOIs at ESO

Dominic Bordelon, Uta Grothkopf, Silvia Meakins, S. Lesteven, B. Kern, R. D'Abrusco, B. Dorch
2018 EPJ Web of Conferences  
Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) are a helpful tool for academic research, and their use continues to grow. DOIs assist in citing and identifying research data, as well as in combating link rot. As a producer of large amounts of astronomical data, ESO has become interested in creating DOIs for its datasets. However, there are significant considerations to be undertaken in reaching this goal, and some local infrastructure is required. The ESO Library has planned, designed, and implemented a
more » ... l solution for creating DOIs, consisting of an application, the ESO DOI Service, which other departments can use. This paper discusses the requirements, development process, and features of the ESO DOI Service. Digital Object Identifiers Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) are persistent and globally unique identifiers designed to facilitate long-term access to resources. Although DOIs have many potential applications, they have been used particularly in a scholarly context since their inception in
doi:10.1051/epjconf/201818604003 fatcat:2ymdyt3oqbhw7ktdyf2raz6n3q