Click here if you are unable to view the images below


Newsletter n°23 May 2014




ISO Technical Committee 46 (TC46) 2014 Meeting

Gaëlle Becquet, Director of the ISSN International Centre has chaired the 41st ISO/TC 46 Plenary Meeting on May 5 – 9, 2014 in Washington, D.C.

TC 46 is a worldwide gathering of experts and information specialists in records management, data exchange, metadata, and library and publishing systems.

  >> NISO  

UKSG: Presentation of ROAD, the Directory of Open Access Scholarly Resources

ROAD is a service offered by the ISSN International Centre with the support of the UNESCO / Communication and Information Sector.

A presentation has been given by François-Xavier Pelegrin (Head of the Bibliographic Data Section, ISSN International Centre) at the UKSG 2014 Conference on Tuesday 15th April 2014.

The Powerpoint presentation

An article published in « Research Information » about ROAD’s presentation at UKSG

  >> UKSG, 2014-04-23  

The 40th Anniversary of ISSN Canada

2014 marks the 40th anniversary of ISSN Canada, the Canadian national centre for ISSN. Forty years of successful cooperation among ISSN centres, and the sustained growth of the ISSN Network is an accomplishment worthy of pride and celebration for Library and Archives Canada (LAC).

  >> Library and Archives Canada Blog, 2014-04-17  



PIE-J Update and Request for Feedback

PIE-J, The Presentation & Identification of E-Journals, a NISO (National Information Standards Organization) Recommended Practice, was published just over a year ago. It provides much-needed guidance on the presentation of e-journals. Today, in order to continue improving this recommended practice, the Commitee would like to gather feedbacks from librarians, publishers and providers who have used PIE-J. Regina Romano Reynolds, Director of the U.S. ISSN Center is a member of the PIE-J Standing Commitee.

  >> The MARquee, 2014-04-26  

Publishing Industry


WHO commits to open access by joining Europe PubMed Central

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced it will become a member of the open access repository Europe PubMed Central (Europe PMC). Europe PMC will provide the platform for researchers to freely access and reuse WHO-authored and WHO-funded research.

  >> Welcome Trust, 2014-05-01  

Open access monograph business models

Some of the main types of model to support the costs of publishing OA books are outlined, and examples of these models across the world are provided.

  >> Insights, 2014-04-08  

Reinventing the Impact Factor for the 21st century

Phil Davis, a publishing consultant, describes how the journal Impact Factor is calculated and highlights its major weaknesses. He mostly focuses on how Thomson Reuters’ citation services could be reconfigured to more adequately satisfy the needs of publishers and editors.

  >> The Scholarly Kitchen, 2014-04-28  

Study highlights academic journal publication models in Brazil and Spain

Brazil and Spain have developed successful open access models. A recent study analyses the delivery models adopted, and their success factors.

  >> SciELO in Perspective, 2014-04-25  

Best Practice Guidelines on Publishing Ethics: A Publisher’s Perspective. Second Edition

The second edition of Wiley’s guidelines on publishing ethics is now available online, in Open Access. Its aim is to support all those involved in scholarly publishing with a summary of best practice guidance from leading organizations around the world.

  >> Wiley, 2014  

Aligning Repository Networks Meeting 2014

In March 2014, the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) organized a meeting to discuss the alignment of open access repository networks across regions. The full meeting report is now available.

  >> COAR, 2014-04-25  



The BnF transforms the visibility of its resources with linked open data is an open data project launched in July 2011 based on semantic web standards and tools. Agnès Simon, its Product Manager, talks about the problems encountered, the solutions found and tells us more about this project’s goals.

  >> The European Library, 2014-04-23  

EBSCO Opens Metadata to Third-Party Discovery Services

EBSCO Information Services announced a new policy on metadata sharing that will make all metadata for 129 of its full-text databases, more than 550,000 ebooks and more than 70 historical digital archives available to third-party discovery services.

  >> The Digital Shift, 2014-05-01  

As researchers turn to Google, libraries navigate discovery tools

Many professors and students gravitate to Google as a gateway to research. Libraries want to offer them a comparably simple and broad experience for searching academic content. As a result, a major change is under way in how libraries organise information.

  >> University World News, 2014-04-04  

A first glance into the future of EU Copyright reform?

A draft version of the European Commission’s impact assessment on copyright reform is circulating online. Whilst the final report is to be published, Paul Keller, Vice Chair of Kennisland shares his thoughts on this crucial document.

  >> Europeana, 2014-05-06  

EU rejects international solution to library and archive copyright problems; causes collapse of WIPO meeting

The European Union has blocked the discussions at the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Standing Committee on Copyright & Related Rights (SCCR). The libraries and archives organisations present at the 27th meeting of the SCCR have put on a joint press release, expressing their frustration and disappointment with the EU, and rallying European libraries and archives to reach out to their policy makers asking the EU to take a more nuanced approach to the discussions.

  >> IFLA, 2014-05-06  

Danish library collections now discoverable worldwide in real time through WorldCat

Dansk Bibliotekscenter (DBC) is partnering with OCLC to synchronize DANBIB, the Danish national union catalogue, with WorldCat, making real-time updates that will result in faster visibility of the collections around the world through leading websites and search engines.

  >> OCLC eNews, 2014-04-24  

Tell us what you want, what you really, really want: a blank page approach to reviewing serial subscriptions

Helen Adey, Resource Acquisitions & Supply Team Manager at Nottingham Trent University, gives an insight on her university’s different approach of serial reviews.

  >> UKSG, 2014-04-23  

OCLC releases WorldCat Works as linked data

OCLC has made 197 million bibliographic work descriptions—WorldCat Works—available as linked data, a format native to the Web that will improve discovery of library collections through a variety of popular sites and Web services.

  >> OCLC, 2014-04-28  



Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) Seminar: The mechanics and reality of open access

  >> May 13 - London  

IFLA 2014 Pre-Conference: Digital Transformation and the Changing Role of News Media in the 21st Century

  >> August 13-14 - Geneva  

RECODE Workshops: “Institutional support for open access to research data”

  >> July 2014 - Riga  

NISO/NASIG Joint Webinar: Playing the Numbers: Best Practices in Acquiring, Interpreting, and Applying Usage Statistics

  >> May 21 - Online  

IFLA 2014 Satellite Meeting Linked Data in Libraries: Let’s make it happen!

  >> August 14 - Paris (Bibliothèque nationale de France)  

2014 Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) 36th Annual Meeting

  >> May 28-30 - Boston  

NISO Open Teleconferences – PIE-J

  >> May 12 - Online  

For any comment or suggestion about the ISSN newsletter please send a message to :
For further information about the ISSN International Centre please check

ISSN 2221-8009

  Join us on Facebook