Persistent ID Assignment

Creating unique identifiers for digital objects.
Tool Implementation Cost Platform Installation User interface API
DataCite
  • Web Service
  • Free
  • Lin
  • Mac
  • Win
  • N/A
  • Web
  • Yes
DataUp
  • Web Service
  • Free
  • N/A
  • Web
  • Yes
EZID
  • Web Service
  • Subscription
  • N/A
  • Web
  • Yes
WebCite
  • Service
  • Free
  • Lin
  • Mac
  • Win
  • N/A
  • Web
  • No

The DataCite Consortium provides a number of services to support efforts at increasing the ease and prevalence of data citation.

DataUp is a tool that assists researchers in reviewing, documenting, sharing and archiving their tabular data, especially Microsoft Excel spreadsheets.

EZID is a service provided by California Digital Library for creating and managing persistent, unique identifiers.

WebCite is an on-demand web archiving service that takes snapshots of Internet-accessible digital objects at the behest of users, storing the data on their own servers and assigning unique identifiers to those instances of the material.