Tag Archives: standards

OpenAIRE and DuraSpace partner to support greater functionality in the global repository network

(5 October 2018) On September 25, 2018, OpenAIRE and DuraSpace signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Both OpenAIRE and DuraSpace have a shared interest in a robust, interoperable, and functional network of repositories that provide value to the research community and contribute to Open Science and Open Access in Europe and the world. Repositories collectively […]


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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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New edition of the ISBN standard is published

(9 January 2018) The fifth and latest edition of the ISBN Standard has now been published by ISO (International Organization for Standardization). The new Standard has been developed by an international working group of 41 experts from 14 countries who were involved with the project for three years, providing advice, feedback and discussion points as the […]


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New IFLA Standard: IFLA Library Reference Model: A Conceptual Model for Bibliographic Information

(3 October 2017) The Committee on Standards is pleased to announce the publication of the IFLA Library Reference Model (LRM): A Conceptual Model for Bibliographic Information, which was endorsed by the IFLA Professional Committee in August 2017. IFLA LRM is a high-level conceptual reference model developed within an entity-relationship modelling framework. It is the consolidation of […]


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New Australian Public Library Standards launched

(9 November 2016) The Public Libraries Section of IFLA has just begun the process of reviewing the IFLA Public Library Service Guidelines. Published in 2010 this 2nd edition is a valuable tool for decision makers world wide but the dynamic environment in which public libraries operate requires constant evaluation. In developing the new Guidelines the […]


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China and Metadata: History and Future Predictions

(13 October 2016) IGI Global article “Adaptation and Localization: Metadata Research and Development for Chinese Digital Resources” offered for free access. Summary: As library users, we often fail to realize the importance of the specialized players and tools working behind the scenes. An integral unit in the knowledge-sharing digitized world, metadata is one of these […]


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ASTM Publications joins OpenAthens Access Management Federation

(11 October 2016) OpenAthens has today announced that ASTM International  the Pennsylvania, USA-based publisher of international standards, manuals, scholarly publications and e-learning courses has joined the OpenAthens access management federation. This move provides straightforward and secure access to ASTM International’s wide library of over 12,000 standards and related products, trusted globally by individuals and organizations […]


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Take this survey to help shape the future of preservation standards

(3 August 2016) IFLA’s Key Initiative 3.2 states that it will work on Developing standards for the collection and preservation of content in its diverse forms.  In order to achieve this, a small committee of IFLA experts (from IFLA Professional Units, IFLA Core Activities and the wider network) has created a survey to collect standards/guidelines […]


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No more access to Australian Standards at the National and State Libraries of Australia

(2 June 2016) NSLA regrets that negotiations with SAI Global for continued community access to Australian Standards have been unsuccessful. Commercial publishing, marketing and distribution of Australian Standards is exclusively licensed to SAI Global. Encouraged by the testimony of SAI Global CEO, Mr Peter Mullins, during a public hearing of the Western Australian Inquiry into […]


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Project on Information Literacy Policies and Standards at IATUL member libraries

(26 January 2016) The IATUL Special Interest Group for Information Literacy (SIG IL) promotes collaboration and sharing of best practices among IATUL members in the area of information literacy. In accordance with IATUL’s organizational profile the main focus of the special interest group is on methods and practices specific to an academic environment. The aim […]


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Minimum Standard Guidelines for Library Services to Prisoners

(9 December 2015) ALIA has issued the Minimum Standard Guidelines for Library Services to Prisoners to provide guidance on the establishment, operation, and evaluation of library services to prisoners in Australia. All people – including prisoners – have a fundamental right to read, learn and access information. Table of contents: 1.       Introduction 2.       Existence and Purpose of Prison […]


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F1000 and ORCID partner to launch standard for citing peer review activities

(18 May 2015) ORCID and F1000 have partnered to develop a practical means to cite peer review activities, based on a standard set of terms and the use of persistent identifiers. “The formal but completely transparent peer review process post-publication used on both the F1000Prime article recommendation service and on articles published in F1000Research provides […]


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ACRL releases second part of draft framework for information literacy for higher education

(4 April 2014)  ACRL’s Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education Task Force has released the second part of their initial draft of the association’s Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. The Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education, adopted by ACRL in 2000, have become an essential document related to the emergence of […]


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