Form Submission: Session, Poster, Demo Submission

Demo/Poster Number

Steel
67

Contact Information
First Name: 
Joan
Last Name: 
Starr
Session Information
Presentation Title: 
EZID: Easy Identifier and Metadata Management
Description: 
EZID (“easy-eye-dee” at ezid.cdlib.org) is an innovative service supporting creation and management of identifiers, their accompanying metadata, and long-term access to things on the Internet. From the California Digital Library (CDL), EZID serves the ten campuses of the University of California, partners with national libraries, maintains the ARK identifier scheme, and belongs to global identifier organizations such as DataCite and CrossRef. Started in 2010, EZID now has over 100 customers on three continents. EZID is unusual in supporting different kinds of identifiers. Its identifiers and metadata can describe anything of any type, and it supports any identifier scheme, as well as a variety of metadata profiles, including Dublin Core, Dublin Kernel, DataCite, and CrossRef. Additionally, identifiers may be used for objects still under development. EZID clients can create “reserved” identifiers that are held privately until, for example, a draft manuscript citing them will be published. Clients can create and use “preservation-ready” identifiers for objects that are incubating or speculative; such objects need not receive a new name whenever (or if) they are officially published or archived. EZID provides both a user interface and an API (application programming interface) to make centralized metadata management easy, secure, and automatable. Persistence is a priority, so clients that no longer pay the fee nonetheless retain login privileges in order to continue managing their existing identifiers. EZID currently works with two resolver services, doi.org and n2t.net. The N2T (Name-to-Thing) resolver at n2t.net is non-traditional, serving identifiers of any type (currently ARKs, DOIs, and URNs). It is open, scalable infrastructure implemented using simple open source database and web server software. And, N2T has a unique feature called "suffix passthrough" permitting one identifier for a complex object to enable resolution for many thousands of component sub-identifiers, greatly reducing the identifier maintenance burden.
Presenter Information
Same As Contact: 
Yes
Organization/Affiliation: 
California Digital Library
ORCID ID: 
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7285-027X
Contributors
First Name: 
Greg
Last Name: 
Janée
Organization/Affiliation: 
UC Santa Barbara
Project Role: 
Co-Presenter
First Name: 
John
Last Name: 
Kunze
Organization/Affiliation: 
California Digital Library
Project Role: 
Co-Presenter