EZID Service Update: October 2015
- DataCite, CrossRef and ORCID made a joint announcement of a new development: auto-updates to your ORCID profile.
What this means: ORCIDs are unique persistent identifiers for researchers. Until now, researchers with ORCID profiles have had to maintain them manually using a “search and claim” tool. With this new linkage between ORCID, CrossRef and DataCite, the ORCID profile can automatically stay up-to-date.
How it works: Researchers who have ORCIDs need to do two things:
- Use your ORCID iD when submitting a paper, dataset, or other research object,
- and authorize Crossref and DataCite to update your ORCID record.
- Of course researchers who don’t have ORCIDs need to get one.
- Researchers can authorize DataCite to automatically update their ORCID profile by using the new DataCite Metadata Search page. You’ll see an ORCID login in the upper right hand corner of the screen.
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.
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/