Product Manager (EZID / Persistent Identifiers)

Created: June 6, 2018


California Digital Library (CDL) has built a strong portfolio of innovative projects and initiatives concerned with promoting the use of persistent identifiers throughout the scholarly communication ecosystem. Our work has ranged from experimentation and thought leadership to global PID service offerings. As the home of the ARK standard<> and the N2T resolver<>, as well as institutional members of DataCite, Crossref, and ORCID, CDL is dedicated to innovating and sustaining the social and technical infrastructure that enables the open sharing and publication of all legitimate research outputs. This deification has manifested in our work on data citations, DOIs for data, DOIs for publications, ARKs, ORCiDs, YAMZ, compact identifiers, organizational identifiers, data metrics, PID events, and more.

The centerpiece of these efforts is EZID, a service that makes persistent identifiers easy<>. Since it started, EZID has grown into an internationally recognizable brand with partners around the globe, including representatives from academia, government, the nonprofit, and commercial sectors. Last August, the EZID program began to transition non-UC DOI services<>. This is meant to focus time and resources back to DataCite and Crossref (as community infrastructure organizations) and free up resources at CDL for new PID projects. We now are looking for ways to leverage this capacity and our expertise in the PID space.

Now Hiring
With the upcoming retirement of Joan Starr<>, we are looking for an experienced product manager to direct strategic planning, open source development, and community partnerships that will further enhance and extend CDL’s strategic leadership in scholarly PIDs. This is an exciting opportunity to evaluate the potential for innovation, develop a compelling plan for how best to position CDL as an agent for positive change, and truly impact the PID landscape.

Next steps
If you are excited by this opportunity, we hope you will apply. The position reports into the Director of the University of California Curation Center<> (UC3), CDL’s digital curation program. UC3 is also home to CDL’s systems and initiatives supporting digital preservation, data publishing, research data management, and data skills training for librarians.

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Published: Wednesday, June 6, 2018 23:07 UTC

Last updated: Wednesday, June 6, 2018 23:07 UTC