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NISO/DLF Workshop on Standards for Electronic Resource Management -- Marilyn Geller Stephen Clark 12 Apr 2002 19:13 UTC

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Subject: NISO/DLF Workshop on Standards for Electronic Resource
Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2002 14:48:54 -0400
From: Marilyn Geller <marilyn.geller@MINDSPRING.COM>

Libraries, particularly academic libraries, are investing major portions
their acquisitions dollars in electronic information resources. As these
electronic collections grow they are becoming increasingly difficult to
manage and few existing library management systems provide tools to
contract management, umbrella subscriptions, and license terms. Some
libraries are investing in local development of control databases, while
others are waiting for vendor-supplied solutions.

On May 10, 2002, NISO and the Digital Library Federation will co-sponsor
half-day pre-standardization workshop to examine standards needed to
facilitate the management of electronic resources.  At this relatively
stage, NISO and DLF want to begin the process of developing a standard
of data definitions and common XML schema, encompassing names,
and semantic relationships for elements related to identification,
and licensing of these resources.

The workshop which will run from 7:30AM to 1:30 PM will be held in
at the Wyndham Hotel.  This workshop is free to all NISO members and DLF
sponsors; registration for non-members is $99.  Advance registration is
required. Additional information on the Workshop, including the agenda
registration form are on the NISO website at: