4. Minting the instrument DOI¶
DataCite Fabrica is the web interface to create and manage your DOIs and metadata. Your organization needs to be a DataCite member or work with a DataCite member. This will provide you with your own DOI prefix and the credentials to sign in to Fabrica.
There are basically three different options to create a new or update an existing DOI that we describe in the following.
4.1. Create the DOI using the web form¶
The most interactive way of creating a DOI is to fill a web formular, indicating the DOI, the URL of the landingpage, and all of the metadata values. It provides useful assistence, such as automated validation or lookup of external identifiers while entering the values. See the DataCite documentation for detailed instructions.
4.2. Create the DOI using file upload¶
If you want to create many instrument DOIs, manually entering all the metadata values separately may become tedious. There is another web formular that allows the metadata to be uploaded as a file. Different file formats are supported, but the most fine grained control over the properties and their values is propably achieved using DataCite XML. See the DataCite documentation for detailed instructions.