UBC Library’s Digital object identifier (DOI) assignment service makes research more discoverable and helps track scholarly impact.
A digital object identifier (DOI) is a unique international identification code assigned to an electronic object that makes the object significantly easier to find and to track how it has been cited. DOIs can be assigned to any entity for use online including images, data and data sets, books, book chapters, research reports, and dissertations.
DOIs help level the playing field between prestigious journal articles and other research outputs, artifacts and resources by making research more discoverable, providing a persistent home and helping track scholarly impact.
Objects deposited into UBC Library repositories will automatically be assigned DOIs and be given persistent URLs that do not break. If deposit in a UBC Library repository is not an option (e.g, for large data sets that are actively growing), a DOI could be created by the Library Technical Service unit.