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The Macdonald-Kelce Library Offers New DOI Service for IR

The Macdonald-Kelce Library (MKL) has recently entered into an agreement with DataCite, a service which creates digital object identifiers (DOIs). A 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.

The MKL can only create DOIs for materials they—or the University—have responsibility for. This service was put into place to create DOIs for materials housed in The University of Tampa Institutional Repository (UoTIR). At this time, items in UoTIR are prioritized for DOI assignment, and other requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

If you are interested in submitting your work to the IR, please see this policy. And if you have any questions about the IR or the DOI service, please contact repository@ut.edu.

What is a DOI?

A digital object identifier (DOI) is a persistent identifier or handle used to identify objects uniquely, standardized by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).[1] An implementation of the Handle System,[2][3] DOIs are in wide use mainly to identify academic, professional, and government information, such as journal articles, research reports, data sets, and official publications. (from Wikipedia)

Using DOIs to Find Articles

You can search by DOI in many earch engines and databases.  Try these Macdonald-Kelce Library resources:

Note that your search results may include articles that CITE the article you're seeking, because the DOI is included in the references.

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