LT8: Requiring persistent identifiers
Persistent identifiers are a way of maintaining a permanent link to a digital object. The use of persistent identifiers allows researchers and scholars to cite digital objects in their work and ensures that these citations remain correct and accessible. The Digital Repository of Ireland uses the DataCite service to both mint and store Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) for ingested digital objects. Once a digital object is published in the Repository a DOI is minted and represents a persistent global identifier for that object. This talk will describe how we make use of the DataCite schema and API to achieve this.