I just received a request to assign a DOI to an ArcGIS Story Map (specifically this one, if you’re interested: The House of Mary - Ephesus).
It seems that ESRI does not issue DOIs themselves and has posted about this back in 2018 at Making Story Maps Citable (e.g., with Digital Object Identifiers).
What is described in that blog post is using a general repository to post a pdf of the interactive story map in order to get a DOI. That seems unsatisfactory to me, since the DOI would point to the repository page with the pdf. The examples provided of this are a decidedly inferior experience than the story maps themselves. It wasn’t even obvious that there was an interactive website.
Issuing the DOI to the story map, probably as “interactive resource”, seems a better approach, but our policy is that we only issue DOIs for content on servers at our institution. Unless we are working with a DataCite service provider, like we are doing with Redivis.
Anyone else have any experience with this? I’m going to talk with our geospatial manager as well to see what he knows from ESRI that might be more current and how much demand there might be for this. But there are usually lots of good ideas from this community!