A digital object identifier, or DOI, is a unique way to identify any digital entity. It allows for permanent link resolution, improves discoverability, and makes it easier to track citations.
It is important to provide the correct metadata for new AUrora submissions so that their DOIs are registered properly. Some of the fields required for DOIs are also required on the AUrora submission form:
However, there are a few fields that are not required by AUrora but are important to the DOI system:
When filling in the submission form, pay particular attention to these fields, as the system will not prevent deposits if they are left blank but the metadata reported to the DOI registry will be incorrect.
The "publisher" field appears on the AUrora submission form as shown below.
For an article or book chapter, enter the publisher of the book or chapter. For a conference, enter the sponsoring organization. If there is no specific publisher, as may be the case with a dataset or other supplementary materials, enter Auburn University as the publisher.
The "content type" field appears on the AUrora submission form as shown below. It is a list of preset terms rather than a text box.
The default value is "Audio Visual", but the correct content type should be selected from the list. For example, a journal article or a conference abstract would be "text". Important: If the content type is "dataset", the value for the Contribution Type should be set to "other". Contribution Type is the required field at the top of the form and is also a list of preset terms. "Other" is the last option in the drop-down menu.
The "abstract" field appears on the AUrora submission form as shown below.
For an article or report, the abstract or executive summary can be entered exactly as it appears in the work. For other materials, such as datasets, a brief description of the contents and the methods (if applicable) is sufficient. This field should not be left blank.
The "rights" field appears on the AUrora submission form as shown below.
The "subject" field appears on the AUrora submission form as shown below.
Subject terms make it easier for interested parties to discover a work, increasing its impact. When possible, provide terms that do not appear in the title. A good rule of thumb is to choose terms that would typically be used to search for similar or related work.