DOI (Digital Object Identifier) is a unique and permanent identifier for digital objects.

As a member of the DataCite consortium, led by the TU Vienna Library, we have the opportunity to register DOIs for the university's research publications.


What are the advantages of a DOI?

  • quotability of data
  • increased visibility and findability
  • easy linking
  • independence from URL changes
  • important for structured metadata management


What can DOIs be created for?

DOIs can be created for electronic publications, e.g. 

  • e-journal-articles
  • e-book-chapters
  • university theses
  • reports
  • research data
  • digital copies and much more