September 22, 2014

NISO Launches New Initiative to Develop Recommended Practices for Demand-Driven Acquisition (DDA) of Monographs

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From a NISO Announcement: The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) voting members have approved a new project to develop recommended practices for the Demand-Driven Acquisition (DDA) of Monographs. Many libraries have embraced DDA (also referred to as patron-driven acquisition) to present many more titles to their patrons for potential use and purchase than would ever […]

Standards: NISO Publishes Updated Recommended Practice on SERU: A Shared Electronic Resource Understanding

From NISO’s Announcement: The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) announces the publication of a new edition of the recommended practice SERU: A Shared Electronic Resource Understanding (NISO RP-7-2012). The SERU Recommended Practice offers a mechanism that can be used as an alternative to a license agreement by expressing commonly shared understandings between content providers and […]

Standards: NISO Publishes Revised Recommended Practice for RFID in U.S. Libraries

From the National Information Standards Organization: The National Information Standards Organization announces the availability of RFID in U.S. Libraries (NISO RP-6-2012), a revision of the 2008 Recommended Practice that provides a set of practices and procedures to ensure interoperability among U.S. RFID implementations in libraries. By following these recommendations, libraries can ensure that an RFID […]

ISO Formally Publishes International Identifier Code that Uniquely Identifies Public Parties

From an ISNI Announcement: The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has now officially published the International Standard Name Identifier (ISNI) – a 16-digit code that uniquely identifies public identities of parties – as the ISO 27729:2012 Standard. Created by a global collective of organizations that serve parties across multiple fields of creative activities ranging from […]

New Podcast/Report from JISC: How Important Are Open eBook Standards to Universities?

New from UK’s JISC. For universities and colleges looking to bring their teaching resources online, many are using the new ePub3 standard, which is what underpins Apple’s new iBooks and is become the defacto standard for ebooks. Linking to a JISC report to help universities understand the benefits of ePub3, JISC programme manager Ben Showers […]

Standards: NISO Publishes White Paper on the Future Standardization Needs for Electronic Resource Management Systems

From NISO: The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) announces the publication of Making Good on the Promise of ERM: A Standards and Best Practices Discussion Paper. This publication is the outcome of the NISO Electronic Resource Management (ERM) Data Standards and Best Practices Project, a successor to the Digital Library Federation’s Electronic Resources Management Initiative […]

Standards: NISO Publishes New Recommended Practice on Physical Delivery of Library Resources

From the National Information Standards Organization (NISO): The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) announces the publication of the new recommended practice: Physical Delivery of Library Resources (NISO RP-12-2012). The physical delivery of library materials is an integral component of the library resource sharing process. Despite the ever-increasing availability of electronic journals, e-books, and other digital […]

International ISBN Agency Welcomes Recent BISG Policy Statement and Provides Additional Guidance

From the IIA (International ISBN Agency): In its press release issued on 10 January 2012, the International ISBN Agency (IIA) welcomes BISG’s Policy Statement as a positive contribution to the recommendations for assignment and management of appropriate identifiers to digital publications. In particular, the Board are very pleased to see the degree of coherence and […]