IDF Launches DOI Shortcut Service

May 11, 2010

A new service allows users to create shortcuts to direct object identifier (DOI) names, reducing the need for a long string of numbers to be recorded. The service, called shortDOI, is now available to the public from the International DOI Foundation (IDF).

Much like a URL-shortener, shortDOI creates short handles of the form "10/abcde" and enables short HTTP URIs of the form "" for use in email, blogs, mobile messaging, and more.