Tag Archives: NISO

NISO and NFAIS announce plans to merge

(14 February 2019)  NISO (National Information Standards Organization) and NFAIS (National Federation of Advanced Information Services) will merge this summer. The merger, which is contingent on NFAIS member approval, will consolidate two organizations that have a long history of success in bringing the community together to work toward improved distribution of content to scholars and researchers. The combined association […]


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HighWire co-founder leads industry initiative on manuscript exchange

(5 June 2018, Los Gatos, CA) Members of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) have approved the ‘Manuscript Exchange Common Approach’ (MECA) – a major new academic publishing initiative co-led by HighWire Founding Director John Sack. The project will see the industry’s leading technology providers work together on a more standardized approach to the transfer […]


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RA21 and libraries

(16 May 2018) Resource Access for the 21st Century (RA21) is a joint STM  and NISO initiative aimed at optimizing protocols across key stakeholder groups, with a goal of facilitating a seamless user experience for consumers of scientific communication. In addition, this comprehensive initiative is working to solve long standing, complex, and broadly distributed challenges in […]


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NISO releases altmetrics recommended practice

(22 September 2016, Baltimore, MD)  The National Information Standards Organization has published NISO RP-25-2016, Outputs of the NISO Alternative Assessment Project. This recommended practice on altmetrics, an expansion of the tools available for measuring the scholarly impact of research in the knowledge environment, was developed by working groups that were part of NISO’s Altmetrics Initiative, […]


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NISO releases altmetrics definitions and use cases for public comment

(29 March 2016, Baltimore, MD)  The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) seeks comments on the draft Altmetrics Definitions and Use Cases document, NISO RP-25-201X-1. The draft is an output of the NISO Altmetrics Initiative, a two-phase project aiming to address limitations and gaps that may hinder the adoption of altmetrics, an expansion of tools available […]


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NISO white paper explores the future of library resource discovery

(23 February 2015, Baltimore, MD) The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) has published a white paper, The Future of Library Resource Discovery, written by independent consultant, speaker, and author Marshall Breeding. The white paper was commissioned by NISO’s Discovery to Delivery (D2D) Topic Committee as part of its ongoing examination of areas in the discovery […]


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NISO publishes revised SUSHI Standard and supporting documentation

(9 January 2015)  The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) has published a revision to the Standardized Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative (SUSHI) Protocol (ANSI/NISO Z39.93-2014). The SUSHI standard defines an automated request and response model for the harvesting of electronic resource usage data utilizing a Web services framework that can replace the user-mediated collection of usage […]


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NISO issues altmetrics white paper draft for comment

Paper summarizes community input to development of potential standards and recommended practices for research assessment metrics (9 June 2014)  The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) has released a draft white paper summarizing Phase I of its Alternative Assessment Metrics (Altmetrics) Project for public comment. The Initiative was launched in July 2013, with a grant from […]


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Mellon grant awarded to NISO to encode eResource license templates in ONIX-PL

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded the National Information Standards Organization a grant to support the encoding of a collection of template licenses for eResources into the ONIX for Publications Licenses (ONIX-PL) format. The encodings will be deposited into the GOKb and KB+ knowledgebase for free distribution to the library, publishing, and library systems […]


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NISO publishes recommended practice on presentation and identification of eJournals

Recommendations ensure long-term online accessibility to scholarly journals even after title and publisher changes (Baltimore, MD, 27 March 2013) The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) has  announced the publication of a new Recommended Practice: PIE-J: Presentation & Identification of E-Journals (NISO RP-16-2013). This Recommended Practice was developed to provide guidance on the presentation of eJournals—particularly […]


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NISO publishes maintenance revisions of Dublin Core and SUSHI

(Baltimore, MD 5 March 2013) The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) announces the publication of maintenance revisions of two widely used standards: The Dublin Core Metadata Element Set (ANSI/NISO Z39.85-2012) and The Standardized Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative (SUSHI) Protocol (ANSI/NISO Z39.93-2013). Both standards were revised to make very minor updates. The Dublin Core standard defines […]


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Inviting community engagement on building a bibliographic roadmap

Last fall, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation generously awarded the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) with a grant to support an initiative that will develop a community roadmap toward a new bibliographic exchange environment. The bibliographic roadmap initiative aims to bring together as diverse a set of stakeholders as possible to build agreement on a common development path for […]


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