Wednesday, November 07, 2012

NISO and the Future of Bib Exchange

The latest NISO Newsletter leads off with the article, NISO and the Future of Bib Exchange.
Our bibliographic exchange ecosystem is incredibly complex. The contributors to this process are numerous and occasionally have competing interests. Beyond this, the metadata that we need to discover content travels a circuitous route through our information community involving a variety of organizations and providers. Much of this exchange, at least within the library community, is centered around antiquated formats that need to be transformed to interoperate with modern information exchange systems. Designing and achieving this transformation will require a great deal of collaboration and consensus among all the affected stakeholders.

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