How to get USDA Forest Service R&D a DOI?
Tanner here – you and I know each other from working on DataONE together.
I’m currently working a post-masters research fellowship in science communication with the U.S. Forest Service Research and Development program’s Pacific Northwest Research Station.
FS R&D is the largest forestry R&D organization in the world and we do quite a lot of in-house publications for materials that never go into a traditional academic publications – publishing is often done in-house for things like “general technical reports” or “research notes” or datasets.
There’s growing awareness we need to be assigning DOI’s to datasets and publications that don’t appear in academic journals.
I wonder if you could point me in the right direction for how to get USDA Forest Service R&D on the road to assigning DOI’s (or other form of persistent identifier)?
Is Crossref an RA that would create a unique “publisher” identifier for R&D as a whole, based on a subscription relationship?
Would the first step be here?
Also, do you happen to know if a U.S. Dept. of Agriculture or Forest Service organization has already established a relationship with CrossRef?
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