ONIX for Publication Licenses: Adding Structure to Legalese Webinar on December 9 Cynthia Hodgson 01 Dec 2009 01:56 UTC

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

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.

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
(http://www.niso.org/news/events/2009/onixpl09). 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
Email: hodgsonca@verizon.net
Phone: 301-654-2512