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A Handbook of Digital Library Economics by Wendy Evans, David P. Baker

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Case Study 10

EZID: a digital library data management service

Joan Starr

Abstract.

In order to pursue a cost recovery approach for its EZID service, the California Digital Library (CDL) service developed a pricing plan based on an annual subscription fee-for-service. The case study describes the four-part process of: service definition, cost identification, market study and creation of the pricing model.

Keywords

California Digital Library

digital content

EZID

persistent identifiers

pricing plan

sustainability

Introducing EZID

EZID (‘easy-eye-dee’) is a service offered by the California Digital Library1 (CDL) to simplify the process of obtaining and managing long-term (or ‘persistent’) identifiers for digital content. An identifier is ...

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