NISO December Webinar: ONIX for Publication Licenses: Adding Structure to Legalese Cynthia Hodgson 11 Nov 2009 00:47 UTC

Once license terms for e-resources have been negotiated, they have to be
communicated to both library staff and end users. ONIX for Publications
Licenses (ONIX-PL), developed by EDItEUR, is an XML format that both
publishers and libraries can use to add machine-readable structure to
license terms. NISO and EDItEUR's joint ONIX-PL Working Group, created in
2008, is charged with the continued development of the ONIX-PL standard for
license expression to ensure it is fit for use by all types of stakeholders.
They are also doing outreach, such as this webinar, to educate the community
about ONIX-PL.

NISO's webinar "ONIX for Publication Licenses: Adding Structure to
Legalese," to be held Wednesday, December 9, 2009 from 1:00 - 2:30 EST, will
update participants on the ONIX-PL specification and how it can be used to
simplify and communicate license information.

Speakers for the webinar are:

    * Rick Burke, Executive Director, SCELC - Statewide California
Electronic Library Consortium
    * Wilma Mossink, Juridisch Adviseur/Legal Adviser, SURF Foundation
    * Mark Bide, Executive Director, EDItEUR

For more information and to register, visit the event webpage
( Registration is per site (access for
one computer) and includes access to the online recorded archive of the
webinar for one year. (Can't make it on the webinar date? Register and
access the recorded version at your convenience.) NISO and NASIG members
receive a discounted member rate. A student discount is also available.

This webinar is sponsored by EBSCO and Swets.

Cynthia Hodgson
NISO Technical Editor Consultant
National Information Standards Organization
Phone: 301-654-2512