September & October Activities
- We conducted an identifier clean-up exercise and were able to reduce substantially the incidence of broken and bad links. To all who assisted, we are thankful for your participation in the effort to insure identifier quality.
- We announced that DataCite would implement the policy of requiring metadata for DOIs as of 12/31/12. EZID will make our DOI registration code conform to the new procedures starting Sunday, December 2nd, 2012. Our API and UI changes will be available for testing in mid November.
- We tightened up the EZID system with several changes and improvements in the back end. One outcome is a substantial performance improvement in the ARK identifier minting process.
- The DOI registration service encountered three brief interruptions in October due to problems with DataCite’s service center; however the resolution service itself was never affected. DataCite is working with the service provider to address needed appropriate long term infrastructure upgrades.
- EZID Service Manager Joan Starr and a group of other CDL and University of California (UC) campus colleagues had a paper published on data management services, available here: http://escholarship.umassmed.edu/jeslib/vol1/iss2/7/.
EZID Partners and Clients
Our current EZID clients include academic institutions, government agencies, non-profit organizations and a commercial entity. Bolded entries are new additions since our last update.
- UC Berkeley Library (on behalf of the UC Berkeley campus)
- UC Irvine Libraries (on behalf of the UC Irvine campus)
- UC Los Angeles Library (on behalf of the UC LA campus)
- UC Merced Library (on behalf of the UC Merced campus)
- UC Riverside (on behalf of the UC Riverside campus)
- UC San Diego Library (on behalf of the UC San Diego campus)
- UC San Francisco Library (on behalf of the UC San Francisco campus)
- UC Santa Cruz Library
- UC Santa Barbara Library (on behalf of the UC Santa Barbara campus)
- American Astronomical Society http://www.aas.org
- Centre national de documentation pédagogique http://www.cndp.fr/
- Cornell Institute for Social and Economic Research http://ciser.cornell.edu/
- Data Planet http://www.conquestsystems.com
- The Digital Archaeological Record (tDAR) http://www.tdar.org
- Digital-Science http://www.digital-science.com
- Dryad Data Repository http://datadryad.org
- Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP)’s Commons http://commons.esipfed.org/
- Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center http://www.fhcrc.org
- Harte Research Institute at Texas A&M, Corpus Christi http://www.harteresearchinstitute.org/
- Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries (on behalf of the JHU Data Management Services and Data Archive) http://dmp.data.jhu.edu
- LabArchives http://www.labarchives.com/
- Long Term Ecological Research Network (LTER) Office
- National Atmospheric and Space Administration (NASA)’s Goddard Space Flight Center http://earthdata.nasa.gov/
- The National Center for Atmospheric Research http://ncar.ucar.edu
- The National Snow and Ice Data Center http://nsidc.org/
- Oregon Health Sciences University Library (on behalf of the OHSU campus) http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/education/library/
- Qualitative Data Repository, CQRM http://www.maxwell.syr.edu/moynihan/cqrm/About_CQRM/
- Rolling Deck to Repository (R2R) Program http://www.rvdata.us/
- Rutgers University Libraries http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/
- UNAVCO http://www.unavco.org/
- Université Claude Bernard Lyon Library http://www.univ-lyon1.fr/
- University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries (on behalf of the UMass Amherst campus)
- University of Oregon Libraries (on behalf of the UO campus) http://libweb.uoregon.edu/
- University of Utah Library (on behalf of the entire University of Utah campus)
- University of Washington Libraries http://www.lib.washington.edu/
- USGS/Earth Sciences Data Clearinghouse (formerly National Biological Info. Infrastructure)
- Washington State University Libraries (on behalf of the WSU campus) http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/
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.
Additional EZID Information (training materials, guides, FAQ, etc.)
More information about EZID is available by sending an inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org. See also EZID outreach and webinars: http://n2t.net/ezid/home/outreach.
Since June 25, 2010, EZID has had an uptime performance 99.9%. A service outage in August persisted for 30 minutes or less beginning at midnight, 8/25/12, PDT.