Discovery and Access: Standards and the Information Chain

A JISC seminar co-sponsored by the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP), the Publishers Association, and CrossRef.

Bonhill House, London, 7 December 2006

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Moderator: Mark Bide, Rightscom

Arrival and Coffee / Tea
Session 1 Key Standards and the Information Chain
This session will set the scene, covering the key standards, their context in the information chain, why they are important, and what they enable.
10.00 Welcome and Introduction
Models for thinking about the information chain and what data publishers and libraries need to exchange
Mark Bide, Rightscom
Presentation: [Powerpoint]
10.10 Vision for academic information environments
JISC's vision of information environments, a strategic view of standards, and what this means for participants in the information chain
Catherine Grout, JISC
Presentation: [Powerpoint]
10.30 Library perspective
What the key standards are, why they are important, how they enable discovery, access and other useful things, using real life examples.
Chris Awre, University of Hull
Presentation: [PDF]
11.00 Publisher perspective
How publishers make business decisions about standards, what the implementation process is like, again using real examples.
Cliff Morgan, Wiley
Presentation: [Powerpoint]
11.30 Discussion
Coffee break
Session 2 New Developments
Short presentations on new standards and new initiatives to improve interoperability across the information chain.
12.00 ONIX for Licensing Terms
The new standard, how it will be used, and development of tools to create licences.
Brian Green, ISBN/EDItEUR
Presentation: [Powerpoint]
12.20 OpenURLs
The UKSG study on Open URLs
James Culling, Scholarly Information Strategies
Presentation: [Powerpoint]
12.35 Versions of journal articles
Recent initiatives to understand and resolve issues about versioning, e.g. the NISO/ALPSP working group, VERSIONS project, and the RIVER project
Frances Shipsey, LSE
Presentation: [Powerpoint]
12.50 Discussion
Session 3 Innovative Applications
Short presentations illustrating how existing standards are being used in new/innovative ways
14.00 Improving usage statistics
New COUNTER developments like the filter for unique article IDs, SUSHI
Peter Shepherd, COUNTER
Presentation: [Powerpoint]
14.15 Innovative uses of RSS
How Nature uses RSS for podcasts. How Emerald used RSS to put journal TOCs in library catalogues
Tony Hammond, Nature
Presentation: [Powerpoint] and
Paul Evans, Emerald
Presentation: [Powerpoint]
14.30 OAI
Using the static repositories approach to disclose small journals
John Robertson, University of Strathclyde
Presentation: [Powerpoint]
14.45 E-Books
TIME project on e-book interoperability, metadata transformation, using the metadata for cataloguing e-books
Hugh Look, Rightscom
Presentation: [Powerpoint]
15.00 Discussion
Afternoon Tea
Session 4 The Future - What needs to happen?
Panel discussion
This session will focus on what needs to happen in the standards area to achieve the vision of seamless discovery and access. An expert panel representing stakeholders in the information chain will give views on which standards are most important from their perspective and how they view the future, e.g. gaps to fill, issues to resolve, or collaboration that would be useful. Mark Bide will moderate the discussion that follows, guided by the stakeholder panel, to identify what could and should happen to achieve the vision.
15.40 Publishers - Ed Pentz, Cross Ref
Presentation: [Powerpoint]
Intermediaries - Ramon Schrama,Swets Information Services
Presentation: [Powerpoint]
Libraries - Hazel Woodward, Cranfield University
Presentation: [Powerpoint]
Library system suppliers - Robert Bley, Ex Libris
Presentation: [Powerpoint]

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