April 16, 2014

NISO and Open Archives Initiative Release Draft for Comments of ResourceSync Framework Specification

From a NISO Announcement: The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) and the Open Archives Initiative (OAI) announce the release of a beta draft for comments of the ResourceSync Framework Specification for the web detailing various capabilities that a server can implement to allow third-party systems to remain synchronized with its evolving resources. Feedback to this […]

NISO Launches New Initiative to Develop Standard for Open Access Metadata and Indicators

From a National Information of Standards Organization (NISO) Announcement: The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) voting members have approved a new project to develop standardized bibliographic metadata and visual indicators to describe the accessibility of journal articles as well as potentially describe how “open” the item is. Many offerings are available from publishers under the […]

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 Seeks Public Comment on Draft of Recommended Practice, PIE-J: Presentation & Identification of E-Journals

From a Summary by the National Library of Medicine: The National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library and a component of the National Institutes of Health, has a deep interest in the publishing models used by scientific journals, from the viewpoints of practical and efficient use of titles that are indexed for MEDLINE, […]

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 […]

New Issue Alert: Information Standards Quarterly (Fall 2011)

Information Standards Quarterly (Vol. 23, No. 4; Fall 2011;) The theme of this issue: Standards Implementation Benefits Via NISO: In the issue’s main feature article, Mary Jackson (Auto-Graphics, Inc.) quantifies the productivity benefits of implementing the NISO Circulation Interchange Protocol (NCIP) standard and illustrates the savings with case studies and before and after workflow comparisons. […]

New: Official Book Industry Study Group Policy Statement on Assigning ISBN's to Digital Products

From the Book Industry Study Group: The Book Industry Study Group (BISG) announced today the publication of a new Policy Statement detailing best practices for assigning ISBNs to digital products. Developed over the past 18 months within BISG’s Identification Committee, BISG Policy Statement POL-1101 addresses the critical need to reduce product identification confusion in the […]

Video Presentation: Rebecca Guenther on "Change in the Digital Age: Metadata Trends for Libraries"

Here’s a video (it runs one hour) of Rebecca Guenther’s November 16, 2011 metadata trends presentation at the Metropolitan New York Library Council. The event was sponsored by METRO and ACRL/NY. Metadata has become a key piece in managing and discovering information resources in the digital environment. This event is intended for professionals and students […]

W3C Announces First Draft of Standard for Online Privacy

From a WC3 Announcement: To address rising concerns about privacy on the Web, W3C publishes today two first drafts for standards that allow users to express preferences about online tracking: Tracking Preference Expression (DNT), which defines mechanisms for users to express cross-site tracking preferences and for sites to indicate whether they honor these preferences. Tracking […]