International Identifier for serials
and other continuing resources, in the electronic and print world

RDA Governance Review Takes First Step in Implementation

On the 6th November 2015, the first step in implementing the recent review of the RDA Governance Model was taken with the launch of the new governance branding. The names of the Committee of Principals and Joint Steering Committee for Development of RDA changed to the RDA Board and RDA Steering Committee (RSC). This change is an important milestone in the project to internationalise RDA.

Springer Nature implements ORCID unique digital identifiers for books and chapters

Springer Nature will collaborate with ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) to enable authors and editors to apply their digital identifiers to books and chapters, ensuring recognition of their work. These identifiers can be linked to the researcher’s contributions to enhance scientific discovery and collaboration within the research community.

International identification and “white and grey literature”

Flavia Cancedda / Italian ISSN centre and Luisa de Biagi / National Referring Centre for Grey Literature will speak at the 17th International Conference on Grey Literature on 1st and 2nd December, 2015. They will consider the usefulness of establishing common guidelines for cross-sharing and cross-use of data, metadata and identifiers, that allow international agencies to pool or exchange their information collections.

Researcher identifiers: National approaches to ORCID and ISNI implementation

In June 2015, Knowledge Exchange brought together representatives from its five partner countries for a workshop to share national perspective on ORCID and ISNI. The challenges, solutions and lessons learned with regards to implementation of ORCID and ISNI on a national scale were discussed as well as the progress of ORCID and ISNI adoption internationally.

The report of this workshop is now available online.

Ringgold releases over 400,000 ISNI numbers for institutions in the Identify Database

Ringgold has expanded the descriptive metadata associated with the records in the Identify Database by developing a new classification system in consultation with customers. A schema was developed by Ringgold for the Identify Database that included nine new areas of classification, each providing a high degree of granularity. The Identify Classification Data has now been applied to all records in the Academic sector.

NISO Publishes Recommended Practice on Exchanging Serial Content

The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) announces the publication of a new recommended practice, Protocol for Exchanging Serial Content (PESC) (NISO RP-23-2015), which provides guidance on the best way to manage the elements of digital serial content packaging in a manner that aids both the content provider and the content recipient in understanding what has been delivered and received.

Actions and Updates on the Standards and Best Practices Front

A presentation of four standards and best practices recently released or currently underway at the National Information Standards Organization: Knowledge Bases and Related Tools, Presentation and Identification of E-Journals, Open Discovery Initiative, and Open Access Metadata Indicators.

Article available under subscription, the corresponding presentation given at the NASIG Annual Conference is available at this address.

BIBFLOW: A Roadmap for Library Linked Data Implementation

BIBFLOW is an Institute of Museum and Library Services supported project that aims to document the internal effects of the conversion of library records to Linked Data, with a particular focus on the forthcoming BIBFRAME framework. BIBFLOW is focused on how Linked Data will affect the library. The final deliverable of the project is a road map used as a practical guide to navigating the transition to Linked Data in libraries.