EZID Service Update: February 2016
Recent Enhancements, News, and Activities
- DataCite announced two draft specifications for comment. First, the DataCite to Dublin Core application profile (DC2AP) describes how to construct a Dublin Core compatible DataCite metadata record using Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI) metadata terms and more. Second, a new DataCite in RDF mapping replaces a very much out-of-date mapping currently available on DataCite’s website. Please visit this forum to review the documents and post your comments: https://groups.google.com/a/datacite.org/forum/#!forum/dc2map
- You may recall that on February 12, the world listened to a gravitational wave “chirp” from a binary black hole merger. Here’s the report from the New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/12/science/ligo-gravitational-waves-black-holes-einstein.html.
Not only is this amazing science, but it’s also a great story about data sharing. The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) researchers have made their data available with a DataCite DOI from EZID to ensure access and discovery: http://dx.doi.org/10.7935/K5MW2F23
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:
- Emory University Libraries (on behalf of Emory University) http://web.library.emory.edu/
- Lafayette College Libraries https://library.lafayette.edu/
- SimTK https://simtk.org
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/