EZID Service Update: February 2015
Recent Enhancements, News, and Activities
- EZID implemented a new feature called “batch download” that allows clients to download a copy of all or some of their identifiers and descriptive information (i.e. metadata) in a big “batch”. Initially, the feature is available only via EZID’s application programming interface (API). The full story is at CDLINFO News: http://cdlib.org/2015/02/17/ezid-introduces-a-batch-download-feature/.
Batch download represents a major opportunity for clients to gain control over their identifiers. The download will retrieve a file in one of several formats suitable for analysis in common tools, such as CSV (comma separated value), XML (extensible markup language), and ANVL (a name-value language). We believe batch download will enable new opportunities for you to manage your identifiers and metadata.
EZID Partners and Clients
Our current EZID clients include academic institutions, government agencies, non-profit organizations and commercial entities. For the full list, see http://ezid.cdlib.org/home/client_list.
New this period:
- University of Massachusetts Medical School http://library.umassmed.edu
- University of Texas at Austin http://www.utexas.edu/
- Virginia Tech Transportation Institute http://www.vtti.vt.edu/
- University of Wyoming Libraries http://www-lib.uwyo.edu/
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: http://ezid.cdlib.org/home/outreach.
Service Monitoring and Availability
For information about EZID status, please consider the following options:
- API inquiries; see the API documentation here: http://ezid.cdlib.org/doc/apidoc.html#server-status
- The CDL System Status page here: http://www.cdlib.org/contact/system.html
- The EZID Status Blog: http://ezidstatus.wordpress.com/
- The EZID RSS Feed (from the blog): http://ezidstatus.wordpress.com/feed/