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In order to assign DOIs to the different kinds of objects supported by the ONIX DOI Metadata Schema, you have to compile the related metadata. DOI can be assigned to an object at work level or manifestation level:
  • Work Level
    The object is described in its intangible form, as an abstraction, therefore, the form of publication here is not relevant. The DOI identifies the object regardless of the different forms in which it is published. Through this document, you can define the metadata associated to a monograph, that is a publication that doesn't make part of a series.
  • Manifestation Level
    the object is described and identified as a product, thus described in its tangible form. The DOI identifies an object in a certain publication form (eg. printed book or a digital file, either a pdf file or an html page), therefore if the object exists in more than one form, each form will have a different DOI.

The following specifications define the metadata formats for the different kinds of objects supported by the ONIX DOI Metadata Schema, version 2.0:

  • Monographs
    ONIX_DOI_MONOGRAPH_V2.0
    Through this document, you can define the metadata associated to a monograph. You can describe a monograph-as-work or a monograph-as-manifestation.

  • Monograph Chapters
    ONIX_DOI_MONOGRAPH_CHAPTER_V2.0
    Through this document, you can define the metadata associated to a chapter of monograph. You can describe a monograph-chapter-as-work or a monograph-chapter-as-manifestation.

  • Serial Titles
    ONIX_DOI_SERIAL_TITLE_V2.0
    Through this document, you can define the metadata associated to a serial title. You can describe a serial-title-as-work or a serial article-as-manifestation.

  • Serial Issues
    ONIX_DOI_SERIAL_ISSUE_V2.0
    Through this document, you can define the metadata associated to a serial issue. You can describe a serial-issue-as-work or a serial issue-as-manifestation.

  • Serial Articles
    ONIX_DOI_SERIAL_ARTICLE_V2.0
    Through this document, you can define the metadata associated to a serial article. You can describe a serial-article-as-work or a serial article-as-manifestation.

  • Download the XML files with the sample of each metadata format

  • Go to the previous release of metadata specifications (version 1.1)