New Zealand Digital Object Identifiers

A Digital Object Identifier (DOI) is a persistent identifier for a document, file, web page, dataset, or other digital object. Find out about the New Zealand DOI Consortium.

Members of the consortium

Members of the New Zealand DOI Consortium can assign DOIs using DataCite’s DOI registration service and tools.

Members also have access to a Community of Practice forum to share information on Digital Object Identifiers (DOI) tools, guidelines, practices and initiatives.

The current New Zealand DOI Consortium members are:

What are New Zealand DOI Consortium members responsible for?

Members are responsible for:

  • minting (creating) and management of their institution’s DOIs
  • their institution’s policies on DOIs and communicating with their institution’s scholars about DOIs
  • payment of the annual invoices for DataCite fees.

Become a New Zealand DOI Consortium member

Membership is open to any non-profit New Zealand organisation as long as the following criteria are met.

  • Provide and maintain at least the mandatory DataCite metadata elements for each item with a DOI.
  • Make metadata openly available without restriction.
  • Maintain a publicly accessible landing page for each item with a DOI.
  • Ensure the DOI is updated as the landing page moves.

For more information about becoming a member institution, email us at

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