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Category: Infrastructure Services

Joan Starr to retire in June

Joan Starr, EZID Service Manager, in CDL’s Infrastructure and Applications Support group, will be retiring on June 28, 2018. While this is sad news for CDL and the UC community, it is the right time for Joan  (first grandchild on…

EZID Service Update: March 2018

  Recent Enhancements, News, and Activities Identifier Systems Architect John Kunze was the keynote speaker at an ARK Summit hosted by the Bibliothèque nationale de France (BNF), http://www.bnf.fr/fr/professionnels/anx_journees_pro_2018/a.jp_180321_ark.html. The event, conducted in French, drew participants from around Europe. The…

ARKs in the Open: Project Update #4 on the ARK Identifier Summit and Experts Day

The Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF) organized an ARK Identifier Summit followed by an ARK Experts Day in Paris last week. The California Digital Library’s John Kunze, Identifier Systems Architect and creator of ARKs, was invited to give the opening…

ARKs in the Open – Project Update #3, Roadmap and Resources and Value Statement

Add your voice to the new ARKs in the Open Roadmap and Resources and Value Statement. These new project artifacts describe the product and community resources required to fulfill a sustainable future for ARKS and our value proposition. The roadmap…

ARKs in the Open – Project Update #2

As part of the Archival Resource Keys (ARKs) in the Open project, we want to articulate and refine the long-term vision for ARK identifiers, starting with the ARK specification, and to collaborate with users on how to achieve it. Incubators…

ARKs in the Open – Project Update #1

As announced last week, the California Digital Library (CDL) and DuraSpace are collaborating to build an open, international community around Archival Resource Keys (ARKs) and their use as persistent identifiers in the open scholarly ecosystem. We’re calling the project ARKs

CDL and DuraSpace launch open community outreach initiative for ARK identifiers

California Digital Library (CDL) and DuraSpace are pleased to announced a collaboration aimed at building an open, international community around Archival Resource Keys (ARKs) and their use as persistent identifiers in the open scholarly ecosystem. Over 550 institutions (research, not-for-profit,…

EZID Service Update: January 2018

  Recent Enhancements, News, and Activities Identifier Systems Architect John Kunze participated in two panel discussions at the Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) Winter Meeting. John spoke on YAMZ, a crowd-sourced metadata dictionary at the GeoSemantics symposium.…

ARK Identifier Summit at the National Library of France, 21 March 2018

The BnF (Bibliothèque nationale de France) is organizing an ARK Identifier Summit in Paris on March 21 of 2018. As maintenance agency for the ARK standard, the California Digital Library is helping to plan the event, which will be conducted…

Reports of EZID’s death are greatly exaggerated

In 1897, Mark Twain is said to have read his own obituary, and then remarked, “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.” And Mark Twain isn’t the only one to have this sorry experience, as Wikipedia’s List of