News Release: Project Transfer Acreman, Beverley 09 May 2007 09:26 UTC

UKSG Working Group "Project Transfer" invites Publishers to sign-up to
an agreed Code of Practice to Improve Procedures for Journals
Transferring Between Publishers

Oxford, UK - 9th May 2007- Project Transfer is inviting publishers to
sign up to a Code of Practice which aims to improve the procedures and
policies surrounding the transfer of journals between publishers. The
Code has been drafted with extensive help from many of the major
international publishing houses and has already been applauded as an
excellent step forward by the contributing library community.

The Code outlines a set of guidelines for both the Transferring and the
Receiving publisher in any journal transfer.  Comprehensive in its
detail, the Code covers the thorny issues of ongoing access provision to
online content, exchange of subscriber lists, DOI and URL transfer as
well as the division and definition of born-digital versus newly
digitized backfile content.

The Project Transfer Working Group is inviting publishers to sign up to
this Code through the Project website:
<>  where the Code of Practice can also
be found. Full details of the Code were launched at the UKSG Annual
Conference in Warwick (16-18 April 2007).

More information is available on the UKSG website:

Bev Acreman

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