Tuesday, May 25, 2004

NISO/EDItEUR Joint Working Party on the Exchange of Serials

The NISO/EDItEUR Joint Working Party on the Exchange of Serials
Subscription Information (JWP) is a group of librarians, publishers, vendors, subscription agents and other parties involved in using or communicating information about serial products and holdings. Additional information is available from our informal website.

For the last year we've been working to develop and pilot XML transaction formats based on ONIX for Serials for communicating lists of serial products, subscriptions, and holdings for use in publishers management systems, link resolvers, and library systems.

The JWP is now beginning a new project: an ONIX for Serials transaction format called the "Serial Release Notification" (SRN) to communicate notification that one or more serial issues and/or articles has been published. We envision uses for this in various applications from library check-in systems to current awareness services. The SRN is based on the draft ONIX for Serials format called "Serial Item Record" on the EDItEUR website.

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