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NISO Draft for Comment: Demand-Driven Acquisition of Monographs

Posted in Standards on April 1st, 2014

NISO has released a draft of NISO RP-20-201x, Demand-Driven Acquisition of Monographs for comment.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) is seeking comments on the draft recommended practice Demand-Driven Acquisition of Monographs (NISO RP-20-201x). Launched in June 2012, the NISO Demand Driven Acquisition (DDA) Working Group was charged with developing a flexible model for DDA (also referred to as patron-driven acquisition) that works for publishers, vendors, aggregators, and libraries. The draft Recommended Practice discusses and makes recommendations about key aspects of DDA, goals and objectives of a DDA program, choosing parameters of the program, profiling options, managing MARC records for DDA, removing materials from the consideration pool, assessment of the program, providing long-term access to un-owned content, consortial considerations for DDA, and public library DDA.

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    Information Standards Quarterly Issue on "2012 Year in Review and State of the Standards"

    Posted in Standards on April 10th, 2013

    Information Standards Quarterly has published a special issue on "2012 Year in Review and State of the Standards."

    Here's an excerpt from the announcement :

    "NISO has a very active standards and recommended practices development pipeline with more than 20 active projects," explains Nettie Lagace, NISO's Associate Director for Programs. "In 2012, we published two new standards, the revision of a two-part standard, two new recommended practices, two recommended practice revisions, and a new white paper. We also launched three new initiatives and were awarded two new grants from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. These are all described in more detail in this issue of ISQ."

    "NISO's role as the U.S. Administrator for the ISO TC 46 Committee on Information and Documentation and the Secretariat for the subcommittee on Identification and Description ensures that our community has an active role in international standards development as well," said Cynthia Hodgson, ISQ Managing Editor and a consultant for NISO who helps manage the ISO work. "Our members not only vote on these ISO standards ballots, they also provide critical comments to the development working groups and volunteer to be members of these groups to help shape these international standards. This issue summarizes the work of TC 46 and its four subcommittees during 2012."

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      ResourceSync Framework Specification—Beta Draft

      Posted in Digital Libraries, Standards on February 5th, 2013

      NISO and the Open Archives Initiative have released ResourceSync Framework Specification—Beta Draft.

      Here's an excerpt:

      This ResourceSync specification describes a synchronization framework for the web consisting of various capabilities that allow third party systems to remain synchronized with a server's evolving resources. The capabilities can be combined in a modular manner to meet local or community requirements. The specification also describes how a server can advertise the synchronization capabilities it supports and how third party systems can discover this information. The specification repurposes the document formats defined by the Sitemap protocol and introduces extensions for them.

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        Recommended Practices for Online Supplemental Journal Article Materials

        Posted in Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Standards on February 5th, 2013

        NISO has released Recommended Practices for Online Supplemental Journal Article Materials.

        Here's an excerpt from the press release:

        The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) and the National Federation for Advanced Information Services (NFAIS) have published a new Recommended Practice on Online Supplemental Journal Article Materials (NISO RP-15-2013). Supplemental materials are increasingly being added to journal articles, but until now there has been no recognized set of practices to guide in the selection, delivery, discovery, and preservation of these materials. To address this gap, NISO and NFAIS jointly sponsored an initiative to establish best practices that would provide guidance to publishers and authors for management of supplemental materials and would address related problems for librarians, abstracting and indexing services, and repository administrators. The Supplemental Materials project involved two teams working in tandem: one to address business practices and one to focus on technical issues. This new publication is the combined outcome of the two groups' work.

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          NISO Releases JATS: Journal Article Tag Suite, ANSI/NISO Z39.96-2012

          Posted in Metadata, Scholarly Journals, Standards on August 23rd, 2012

          NISO has released JATS: Journal Article Tag Suite, ANSI/NISO Z39.96-2012.

          Here's an excerpt from the press release:

          The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) announces the publication of a new American National Standard, JATS: Journal Article Tag Suite, ANSI/NISO Z39.96-2012. JATS provides a common XML format in which publishers and archives can exchange journal content by preserving the intellectual content of journals independent of the form in which that content was originally delivered. In addition to the element and attribute descriptions, three journal article tag sets (the Archiving and Interchange Tag Set, the Journal Publishing Tag Set, and the Article Authoring Tag Set) are part of the standard. While designed to describe the textual and graphical content of journal articles, it can also be used for some other materials, such as letters, editorials, and book and product reviews. "Al

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            EPUB for Archival Preservation

            Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, E-Books, Reports and White Papers, Standards on June 18th, 2012

            The Koninklijke Bibliotheek has released EPUB for Archival Preservation.

            Here's an excerpt:

            Over the last few years, the EPUB format has become increasingly popular in the consumer market. A number of publishers have indicated their wish to use EPUB for supplying their electronic publications to the KB. In response to this, the KB's Departments of Collection and Collection Care requested an initial study to investigate the suitability of the format for archival preservation. The main questions were:

            • What are the main characteristics of EPUB?
            • What functionality does EPUB provide, and is this sufficient for representing e.g. content with sophisticated layout and typography requirements?
            • How well is the EPUB supported by software tools that are used in (pre-)ingest workflows?
            • How suitable is EPUB for archival preservation? What are the main risks?

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              PREMIS Version 2.2 Released

              Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Metadata, Standards on May 16th, 2012

              The PREMIS Editorial Committee has released PREMIS Version 2.2. PREMIS is an acronym for “PREservation Metadata: Implementation Strategies.”

              A document describing changes to the data dictionary was also released.

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                Digital Object Identifier (DOI) Now an ISO Standard

                Posted in Metadata, Standards on May 14th, 2012

                The International Organization for Standardization has published ISO 26324:2012, Information and Documentation—Digital Object Identifier System.

                Here's an excerpt from the press release:

                A DOI name is an identifier of an entity—physical, digital or abstract—on digital networks. It provides information about that object, including where the object, or information about it, can be found on the Internet. . . .

                ISO 26324:2012 gives the syntax, description and resolution functional components of the digital object identifier system. It also gives the general principles for the creation, registration and administration of DOI names.

                The DOI system was initiated by the International DOI Foundation (a not-for profit member-based organization initiated by several publishing organizations) in 1998.

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