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NISO/DLF Workshop on Standards for Electronic Resource Management -- Marilyn Geller Stephen Clark 15 Apr 2002 13:16 UTC

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Subject: NISO/DLF Workshop on Standards for Electronic Resource
Date: Sat, 13 Apr 2002 20:34:07 EDT
From: "Marilyn Geller" <>

Libraries, particularly academic libraries, are investing major portions
of their acquisitions dollars in electronic information resources. As
these electronic collections grow they are becoming increasingly
to manage and few existing library management systems provide tools to
address 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
early stage, NISO and DLF want to begin the process of developing a
standard set of data definitions and common XML schema, encompassing
names, definitions, and semantic relationships for elements related to
identification, access 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: