Digital Object Identifier


Beginning with March 1st 2008 DESY may assign digital object identifier (doi’s) to all kind of scientific information which are the result of publicly funded research. These persistent permanent identifier are used for citation and linking of electronic resources.

A doi uniquely identifies a digital object and is more than just it’s address which might change in time. A doi consists always of a prefix, which is a unique alphanumerical sequence (for DESY xxxx) and a suffix. To resolve a doi please enter

followed by the name of the doi into your browser. You will be directed to the corresponding page. The first doi’s assigned by DESY will be used for conference proceeding which will be produced by DESY. More will follow.

In case of question contact your library.