EZID Service Update: August 2015
Recent Enhancements, News, and Activities
- We announced our 2015-2017 Roadmap, the result of long-range strategic planning conducted this summer. The planning process included gathering input from UC campus representatives, non-UC EZID clients, and internal CDL clients.
- DataCite announced two new developments:
- A new blog, with the goals of sharing ideas, discussing technical details, gathering feedback and fostering engagement. http://blog.datacite.org
- A “claiming tool” which gives a great new search interface to the DataCite Metadata Store and then facilitates adding (or claiming) research products to your ORCID profile. It also has a nice citation-formatting tool. http://search.labs.datacite.org
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-CANDI http://www.umassmed.edu/psychiatry/candi/
- University of Pittsburgh Library System (on behalf of the University) http://www.library.pitt.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/