[Asis-l] NISO/DLF Workshop on Standards for Electronic Resource Management

Marilyn Geller marilyn.geller at mindspring.com
Fri Apr 12 14:48:54 EDT 2002

Libraries, particularly academic libraries, are investing major portions of
their acquisitions dollars in electronic information resources. As these
electronic collections grow they are becoming increasingly difficult to
manage and few existing library management systems provide tools to address
contract management, umbrella subscriptions, and license terms. Some
libraries are investing in local development of control databases, while
others are waiting for vendor-supplied solutions.

On May 10, 2002, NISO and the Digital Library Federation will co-sponsor a
half-day pre-standardization workshop to examine standards needed to
facilitate the management of electronic resources.  At this relatively early
stage, NISO and DLF want to begin the process of developing a standard set
of data definitions and common XML schema, encompassing names, definitions,
and semantic relationships for elements related to identification, access
and licensing of these resources.

The workshop which will run from 7:30AM to 1:30 PM will be held in Chicago
at the Wyndham Hotel.  This workshop is free to all NISO members and DLF
sponsors; registration for non-members is $99.  Advance registration is
required. Additional information on the Workshop, including the agenda and
registration form are on the NISO website at:

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