Wednesday, November 02, 2005

NISO Newsline

The November issue of the NISO Newsline is on available.
NISO's had a "bumper year" with a number of key standards reaching completion - this month we are reaping the harvest with the release of the "new" Z39.19, now titled Controlled Vocabularies. We are also releasing this month the first round of Metasearch tools. One item to take note of is the report on Ranking and Access Methods - this is the first serious examination of this topic since Cliff Lynch's seminal study in 1998. What's next? Well, far from resting on our laurels we are "planting" new standards projects: in collaboration with the Digital Library Federation and EDItEUR NISO is launching a new working group to think through a standard for the exchange of license information between publishers and libraries.

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