Wanted – examples of ways to get DOIs for blog posts & how they are used

For many years I have been wondering about the best way to get more formal credit for blog posts I have written.  It seems like the simplest way to do this would be to get a DOI for a blog post under some sort of publishing system and to use that DOI as the citable unit for the post.  I remember a while back Titus Brown wrote about this exact idea: Posting blog entries to figshare – Living in an Ivory Basement but I have not seen much else out there on ways to do this and what the implications are.  Anyone else out there know examples of how people have gotten DOIs for blog posts and if this has been useful?  Thanks



Author: Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis

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  1. For what it’s worth, you could ask your library if they issue DOIs. In this example, a couple of students of mine published some simulation code accompanying a paper they published. The code is on Bitbucket with a zipped bundle on this page: http://dx.doi.org/10.5278/VBN/MISC/D4U3SF7B. The page is an entry in our university’s research repository and our university library has issued the shown DOI for it. I am guessing other university libraries have similar possibilities?


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