DOIs for Publications on tub.dok

Often asked for; now it’s time: From now on, the DOI for your document will be displayed on tub.dok before you upload a publication.

This allows you to add the DOI to your PDF for better identification of printouts or saved copies of the file or to insert a quotation recommendation.

Persistent Identifiers in tub.dok

By the way, tub.dok supports different persistent identifier schemes: DOI (Digital Object Identifier), Handle and URN (Uniform Resource Name). Persistent identifiers are used to ensure that a publication can be referenced unambiguously and permanently. Of these, the DOI is the best known and therefore the most important one for you.

The named persistent identifiers are initially marked, but have not yet been registered. Therefore, they cannot yet be resolved. They will be registered after completion of your publication, if the publication is activated by us. We will let you know by e-mail. Please be patient until then. :-)

tub.dok is Open Source

The extension of the software DSpace-CRIS, which we use as the basis of our open access repository, was realized by The Library Code and is available to the entire DSpace community via a branch on github for subsequent use.

#OAWeek2017 – tub.dok: Open in order to show your Research

tub.dok is the open access repository of the TUHH for freely available publications of members of the TUHH in full text. We make sure that the publications can be permanently stored and found in various services worldwide.

tub.dok LogoWe are very pleased that we were able to extend tub.dok with three important functions during the International Open Access Week 2017:


ORCID iDNo misunderstandings: With ORCID iD you can clearly assign your research results to your person. You can now also use this for your publications in tub. dok. For this purpose, we have introduced research profiles that you can link to your ORCID iD.

On our ORCID in tub.dok page we have described how this works.

2. Statistics

Beispiel tub.dok-StatistikAnyone who publishes also wants to know how the publication is perceived. We now display the statistics for your documents on tub.dok much more prominently. And behind each button are detailed evaluations by period, region, country or city.

The most popular titles are already on the start page. Older titles have a certain advantage here, of course. :-)

3. Secondary publications

tub.dok: Identifier für Metadatentub.dok offers you a reliable place to publish journal articles from pay-walled journals via the so-called Green Way Open Access.

At the moment this has to be done manually. To make it easier for you to enter the journal data for your article, you can now prepopulate data in tub.dok. Start uploading by entering the identifier. This can be the PubMed ID, the DOI or the arXiv ID. Then the publisher’s data will be transferred to your publication form.

We hope that we will be able to import these articles into tub.dok automatically in the medium term. So far, this has already been possible with the Open Access publisher MDPI.


Nothing is perfect and we can always get better. We look forward to receiving your suggestions, questions and criticism at

Shibboleth login on tub.dok

Login tub.dokOur Open Access Repository tub.dok is now integrated into the Shibboleth infrastructure of the TUHH. This means that you can use the advantages of a Single Sign On to publish on tub.dok and are not required to login seperately (once you have logged in on the login page of the TUHH computer center).

The former login with your TUHH account is not necessary any more as Shibboleth is utilizing the same login data. Authors, who do not have a TUHH account, but want to publish on tub.dok are still free to create a local tub.dok account to publish with this account.

TUBdok Relaunch

TUBdok the open access repository of TUHH started in 2002. With TUBdok, members of TUHH can easily publish scientific content free and unhindered to anybody in the world. You can use TUBdok for publishing your Ph.D. as well as for publishing your post- or pre-prints of article in paywalled journals (“green road”).

In the last few years TUBdok has undergone a couple of small changes, but it stayed more or less the same. That is to change today: it is the date of the TUBdok relaunch. A new layout makes TUBdok easily identifiable as service of TUHH Library. But of course there is a lot more to discover besides layout:

  • We have added more persistent identifiers:
    All publications will receive DOIs and Handles next to URN.
  • Choose the most suitable creative commons licence:
    Let yourself be guided through the selection process or even go for CC0.
  • You need to observe an embargo?
    Indicate when your work may be published, then let TUBdok do the rest.
  • Subscribe to new publications:
    Stay up-to-date with new publications via RSS or email.

There are about 1,200 publications on TUBdok already. And of course all of them will stay accessible via URN and their old URL. Additionally they are assigned Digital Object Identifiers (DOI). DOIs are the most commonly used identifiers in online publication business.

We would be very happy, if you gave our new TUBdok a try:

For feedback, please comment on this article or send an email to Moreover our Subject Librarians will be happy to discuss specific questions regarding your future publication.

1,000 Documents on TUBdok

We made the four digits! Since two weeks there are exactly 1,000 publications in our TUBdok repository. Number 1,000 has been published von 2 May and is titled  “Numerische Analyse des Nachstroms und Propellereffektivität am manövrierenden Schiff” by Hendrik Vorhölter. In case you do not know TUBdok: in our institutional repository, all member of TUHH can publish their scientific documents as Open Access. Right now there are for example 88 Dissertationen of TUHH, the digital edition of TUHH-Spektrum and the Schriftenreihe Schiffbau.