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Recent Enhancements, News, and Activities

  • EZID clients are invited to comment on a draft set of Data Citation Principles put forth by a coalition representing many of the groups who have been working on data citation principles and guidelines internationally. The draft is available here: http://www.force11.org/datacitation and the comment period ends December 31, 2013.
  • In late January, 2014, the URL for EZID’s home page will change from http://n2t.net/ezid to http://ezid.cdlib.org. Note that URLs for your identifiers and for EZID’s API will NOT change. This change provides a more natural branding for EZID and improves our flexibility to provide N2T as a separate resolver service. Please be assured that we will support redirection from our old URL for one year so you will have ample time to implement any necessary updates.
  • The DataCite summer meeting slides, complete with full audio, are now available:
    http://river-valley.tv/conferences/datacite2013.

EZID Partners and Clients
Our current EZID clients include academic institutions, government agencies, non-profit organizations and commercial entities.

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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 joan.starr@ucop.edu or uc3@ucop.edu.

EZID Training Materials, Guides, FAQs and Webinars
More information about EZID is available by sending an inquiry to uc3@ucop.edu. See also EZID outreach and webinars: http://n2t.net/ezid/home/outreach.

Service Monitoring and Availability
Since June 25, 2010, EZID has had an uptime performance of 99.9%. Check the CDL system status page at http://www.cdlib.org/contact/system.html.