Title

Serials Standards: Envisioning a Solution to the Online Serials Management Mess

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-1-2004

Publication Title

North American Serials Interest Group Newsletter

ISSN

1542-3417

Abstract

This tactics session began with Ted Fons presenting background information regarding progress of the NISO/EDItEUR Joint Working Party, or JWP, related to the development of standards for exchanging data for online serials. The problem with exchanging holdings information is that libraries, publishers, and publications access management services (PAMS) are using different communication formats that are akin to speaking in different languages. There needs to be a standard way to exchange information such as titles held by a particular publisher, print or electronic holdings, A-Z listings, lists of titles by publisher, and price lists. A single standard would make the exchange of information more efficient and thus less expensive.

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