EZID Service Update: March 2016
Recent Enhancements, News, and Activities
- Last month, we announced two draft DataCite specifications available for comment: the DataCite to Dublin Core application profile (DC2AP) and the DataCite in RDF. On Tuesday April 12, members of the team working on these two efforts will present a webinar. For more information and to register, follow this link: http://bit.ly/1MCbsx2
- Best practices for data citation are a popular discussion topic on the EZID listserv. The topic came up again in March, presenting a good opportunity to search the listserv archive. Here’s a link to the community’s advice on the topic over the years: http://ly/1pLuQ0i
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:
- San Diego State University Library (on behalf of the SDSU campus) http://library.sdsu.edu/
- Texas Digital Libraries http://tdl.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/