Just a quick note:
The correct URL for ONIX for Serials is http://www.editeur.org/17/ONIX-for-Serials/ - note that this is a family of standards, so it covers a very wide range of data types and content. The code lists Tom mentioned are available there in human-readable form.
Also: it sounded to me that Ken was after an actual database of the journal product type information - something like a "serials in print" database?
From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Tom Pasley
Sent: 16 April 2012 22:15
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] free source for issn->periodical-type data?
Actually, I'm not sure this will answer all of your needs - although it does cover peer-review:
Metadata fields for an ISSN
A number of metadata fields can be associated with an ISSN number:
- form: Each ISSN has a production form, indicated by an ONIX production
form code <http://www.editeur.org/onixserials.html>. Current supported
values include: JB ( Printed serial ), JC ( Serial distributed
electronically by carrier ) ,JD ( Electronic serial distributed online ),
MA ( Microform )
- oclcnum: Oclcnum
- peerreview: Peerreview, 'Y' if the ISSN is peer-reviewed, 'N' if the
ISSN is not peer-reviewed.
- publisher: Publisher
- rawcoverage: Human-readable Coverage
- title: Title
- issnl: Linking ISSN, as defined
- rssurl: Journal feed URL, data obtained from ticTOCS<http://www.tictocs.ac.uk/>
On Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 1:33 AM, Ken Irwin <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hi folks,
> Does anyone know of a free data source that correlates ISSNs with data
> that includes "what kind of publication is this?" e.g.
> * Academic journal (+/- peer review?)
> * Popular magazine
> * Newspaper
> * Trade journal
> * Etc
> Obviously, there's some wiggle room in these designations, and I don't
> need a super-solid answer.
> I've been asked to supply information about our academic journal
> collection, and I don't have a particularly good way of
> differentiating between our e-journals and e-magazines, for instance.
> Individual suppliers might make these distinctions, but I'm really
> hoping that a query-able (or,
> better: downloadable) file exists.
> Any ideas?