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EZID Service Update: October 2014



Recent Enhancements, News, and Activities

The DataCite Metadata Working Group released Version 3.1 of the DataCite Schema. This version adds:

  • New affiliation attributes for Creator and Contributor
  • A new contributorType: DataCurator
  • Two new relatedIdentifierTypes (arXiv and bibcode)
  • Two new relationType pairs:
    • IsReviewedBy and Reviews
    • IsDerivedFrom and IsSourceOf

In addition, the documentation includes additional guidance:

  • Special notes about support for long lists of names (Creator and Contributor)
  • Additional guidance for recording Publication Year and handling the digitized version of physical objects
  • Additional guidance in handling missing mandatory property values, including a standard values table

We are working now to incorporate the changes into the Advanced Create screen on the EZID User Interface and expect to make it available in November. For more information about the release, see

EZID Partners and Clients

Our current EZID clients include academic institutions, government agencies, non-profit organizations and commercial entities. For the full list, see

EZID 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.

EZID Service Manager

Joan Starr contact

EZID Training Materials, Guides, FAQs and Webinars

More information about EZID is available by contacting us. See also EZID outreach and webinars:

Service Monitoring and Availability

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