The service is for:
This service is not suitable when:
All Staff and Research Postgraduates will be able to use this route, generally via the Institutional Repository. The alternative (trusted partner, see below) option may be more suitable to deal with more specialised requirements or large volume of registrations.
A request may be made via firstname.lastname@example.org for any item type in the repository except Article, Book, Book Section, Conference or Workshop Item.
Staff in the Library will then consider your request. In the following cases a DOI will generally be issued:
For other cases the following factors will provide robust support for a DOI request:
Where the request is clearly within the scope of the policy, staff in the library will be responsible for authorising these. For more complex cases requests will be referred to the PI or other staff as nominated by the Dean.
Requests for DOIs for Reports/Working Papers published by the University that either have an ISBN or the series has an ISSN will be referred to the relevant Associate Dean for review.
This route supports more specialised requirements and the capacity to register DOIs without individual authorisation. Staff can become responsible for authorising their own DOIs or the DOIs of a research group.
Researchers can request 'trusted partner' role (via email@example.com) and should give details fo the collections they need to register and any associated repositories and systems. The decision will be made by the Associate Dean Research in consultation with the Library.
Key factors will include:
The number of individual DOI allocations and trusted partners to be reported annually to the Research Data Management Steering Group for the purpose of:
The University of Southampton is committed to working with other stakeholders internationally on developing appropriate practice in relation to DOI assignation; exploring issues such as granularity, relationship to other identifiers and interoperability.
This policy will be reviewed iteratively and formally updated annually as required. Date of next review: 01/06/2016
From Version 1.4 final MW/WHW 08/06/15