Instruction for Book Publishers

Another commercial alternative might revolve around relationships with publishers. As publishers find that making the book available increases sales, they might be willing to support the project.

Doi is the official agency for researchers, scholarly and professional publications, including journals, books, and other content types. Doi provides primary publishers with the organizational and technological backbone to facilitate linking by associating DOIs with publisher metadata. There is no centralized repository of abstracts or full text involved. Membership is open to all in all content areas.

Doi is about helping publishers innovate through shared technology, to meet the demand for better access to published scholarship. You can count on affordable, reliable links; increased traffic to your publications; and the opportunity to join forces with other publishers dedicated to enhancing resource discovery.

The DOI, or digital online identifier, serves as a persistent, actionable identifier for intellectual property online. DOIs can be assigned at any level of granularity, and therefore provide publishers with an extensible platform for a variety of applications. DOI links don't break, even if a publisher needs to migrate publications from one system to another, or if the content moves from one publisher to another, the DOI never changes. This means that all the links to that content that have already been made still function. Hence, one key insight of the DOI model is persistence; the other is actionability. One click on a properly implemented DOI gets the reader to the location of the material they want.

Use the DOI to drive book sales. Whether they are published in print form only or they have been digitized, your books will benefit from being registered with a Doi. DOI provides you an extra points for the Internet bookselling platforms of your choice.

Doi is a cross-publisher linking network. With your publications registered in the Doi database and so many other publishers, organizations, aggregators, and libraries can able to link automatically to your content.

Link your e-books. For electronic books such as reference works, Doi facilitates internal linking of components and references, as well as providing durable hyperlinks from citations to any other participating publishers material.

Doi is run by publishers. As a member, you can have real input into the development of new collaborative technologies and the policies underlying this collaboration.

One annual fee covers all types of content. If you are already a Doi member depositing journal DOIs, there is no additional membership fee to register your books or conference proceedings.

Process for submitting digital books

The digital books you submit have to be either in PDF, DOC or HTML format with machine readable text. Please email the book to with the following details:

Title, Author, Publisher, Subject, Language, Date of Publication and Number of Pages and your Email address. We will notify you when the book is published.

Please note that if a book is under copyright, only the author or the publisher can request that it be digitized and published. If you are requesting a book under copyright be published on the doi, please send proof authenticating your ownership of the book.

Process for converting physical copies of books into digital books for doi

If you only have a physical copy of the book, convert it into a digital book. You will then follow the process outlined for submitting digital books to the doi.


  1. Scan the book.
  2. Use optical character recognition (OCR) software to perform OCR on the scanned pages. Free OCR software can be found on the internet.
  3. Proofs read and correct the OCR output.
  4. Save the book in PDF, DOC or HTML format.

[Books sent to doi cannot be returned. DO NOT mail a one of a kind book or a book that you wish to be returned.]

If you are interested in joining the Doi initiative, here are the steps you should take:

(1) Upon request, Doi will send a Membership Agreement for your consideration. Request membership forms now or mail us to

(2) Familiarize yourself with the all steps and information resources highlighted in our help documentation.

(3) If any member would like to open both the digital and virtual library Account,, in that case they should register separately by using different mail id as user name, to find out the packages for Digital library please click here and to find out the packages for Virtual library please click here.

To Log in Digital & Virtual Library Users or Members can Click Here Now.

To create a Vitual Library Account please Click Here

To create a Digital Library Account please Register here.

The value of Doi linking for scholarly e-journals is by now well established. By joining this collaborative network, you will add reader utility to your digital content through outbound links to cited material, while augmenting access to your material through incoming links from other publishers.

Doi has also begun adding books/articles/product/software and conference proceedings to its extensive linking network.

Digital Online Identifier-Database System

  • Address: Address (Office): Digital Online Identifier-Database System, Sripalli, Burdwan, W.B., India - 713103
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