NISO/DLF Workshop: May 10 in Chicago
On May 10, 2002 NISO and the Digital Library Federation
will co-sponsor a half-day pre-standardization workshop to
examine standards needed to facilitate the management of
electronic resources. The workshop will be held in Chicago
at the Wyndham Hotel. The workshop is free to all NISO
members and DLF Sponsors. Advance registration is required.
Why this Workshop? Libraries (particularly academic
libraries) are investing major portions of their
acquisitions dollars in electronic information resources.
As these electronic collections grow they are becoming
increasingly difficult to manage and few existing library
management systems provide tools to address contract
management, umbrella subscriptions, and license terms. For
some libraries the solution is local development of new
At this relatively early stage NISO and DLF want to begin
the process of developing a standard set of data
definitions and common XML schema, encompassing a standard
set of data elements, names and definitions, and the
semantic relationships for these elements.
Who should attend: ILS vendor staff, staff involved in
electronic resource management and collection development,
serials vendors, and intermediaries.
Details on the Workshop, the agenda, and a registration
form are on the NISO website at this url:
The Workshop has been planned by Cilla Caplan (Chair of the
NISO SDC) and Tim Jewell (University of Washington), who
maintains a web-hub for sharing e-resource management