Digital object recognition


August 13, 2022

A Digital Object Identifier (DOI) is a permanent identifier used in an electronic document, which is not related to the object's current location. A typical use of DOI is to provide scientific records or articles that uniquely identify numbers that can be used by someone to place details of the record, and possibly an electronic copy. That way, it works like a permalink. Unlike the URL system that uses the Internet for web pages, DOI doesn't take much time, even to host articles (which are served with a DOI resolution system that is updated when a location change is made).


Factsheet: DOI System and Internet Identifier Specifications

External links

The Digital Object Identifier System from the International DOI Foundation Handle System