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EZID Service Update – June 2012

Service Description

EZID (easy-eye-dee) is a production service that gives researchers the ability to create and manage long-term identifiers so that they can to track usage, get credit for their work, share their data, and have the data reused for additional research. As a result, EZID identifiers also make it possible to increase citations, to build on previous work, to conduct new research, and avoid duplicating previous efforts.

Additional EZID Information (training materials, guides, FAQ, etc)

More information about EZID is available by sending an inquiry to See also EZID outreach and webinars: (

EZID Partners and Clients

Our current EZID clients include academic institutions, government agencies, non-profit organizations and a commercial entity. Bolded entries are new additions since our last update.

Two additional UC Libraries are in the process of evaluating EZID: UC San Francisco and UC Irvine.

Current Activities

  • EZID has been selected for honorable mention in the Larry L. Sautter Award Program. The award will be presented at the annual UC Computing Services Conference (UCCSC) at UC Berkeley, in early August. For more information about the conference, see (
  • Lead Architect John Kunze attended the DataCite ( Summer Meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark. While there, he presented EZID’s Strategy for Identifier Management, a development roadmap. The document is available here: (
  • Service Manager Joan Starr gave two presentations at the American Library Association’s Annual Meeting in Anaheim, CA. Slides from both talks are available on EZID’s Outreach page: (
  • In June, the EZID User Interface was enhanced with a new FAQ especially for librarians: (

Service Statistics

Since June 25, 2010, EZID has had an uptime performance 99.9%.

EZID Service Manager

Joan Starr or