A system for identifying content objects in the digital environment. DOI names are assigned to any entity for use on digital networks. They are used to provide current information including where they (or information about them) can be found on the Internet. Information about a digital object may change over time including where to find it but its DOI name will not change.The DOI System provides a framework for persistent identification managing intellectual content managing metadata linking customers with content suppliers facilitating electronic commerce and enabling automated management of media. DOI names can be used for any form of management of any data whether commercial or non-commercial. The DOI System is an ISO International Standard.Using DOI names as identifiers makes managing intellectual property in a networked environment much easier and more convenient and allows the construction of automated services and transactions.
International DOI Foundation