[Web4lib] NISO Webinar on ONIX for Publications Licenses (ONIX-PL)

Cynthia Hodgson chodgson at niso.org
Thu Aug 14 17:08:16 EDT 2008

NISO will be offering a webinar on September 10, 2008 from 1:00 - 2:30 
p.m. (eastern time) on ONIX for Publications Licenses (ONIX-PL).


ONIX for Publications Licenses is a family of standard XML messaging 
protocols for exchanging licensing information that builds on the work 
of the Digital Libraries Federation Electronic Resource Management 
Initiative (ERMI) and NISO's License Expression Working Group (LEWG).

NISO's License Expression Working Group (LEWG), begun in 2005, initially 
focused on understanding the differences and mapping the data elements 
between the ERMI and the ONIX approaches to licensing information. Since 
then, much progress has been made and these two areas have become more 
clearly and distinctly defined. The ONIX-PL standard, developed to meet 
the needs of librarians and publishers on both sides of the Atlantic, is 
now nearing its pilot phase and we are poised to begin awareness raising 
campaigns. As a result, in mid-2008 NISO restructured the LEWG, 
replacing it with a new Working Group to focus specifically on 
development of the ONIX license messaging specification, and a second, 
short-term sub-committee of the Business Information Topic Committee 
that is tasked with conducting a survey of the current and emerging 
place of "ERMI", thus defined within the broader ERM landscape, to 
better determine how vendors are implementing the ERMI data dictionary 
and related documents and how libraries are making use of these systems 
and services.

Alicia Wise will be assuming the role of Chair for the ONIX-PL Working 
Group, while Ivy Anderson and Tim Jewell are spearheading the creation 
and direction of the subcommittee that will be surveying re ERMI and the 
broader ERM landscape.

This webinar will discuss the progress that has been made with the 
ONIX-PL standard, new implementations of the standard, and what you need 
to know about how this might benefit and impact your organization.

*Intended Audience:*

This webinar is for librarians, publishers, and content providers who 
are interested in how to express licenses in a machine-readable format, 
load them into electronic resource management systems, link them to 
digital resources, and communicate key usage terms to users.


* Alicia Wise, Chief Executive, Publishers Licensing Society (PLS) and 
Chair, NISO ONIX-PL Working Group

* Second Speaker to be named shortly – check the event website.

*Information and Registration*

Please visit the event website 
(http://www.niso.org/news/events/2008/webinars/onixpl/) for more 
information and to register. ALCTS members may register at the NISO 
member rate.

This is the third webinar in the series on Demystifying Standards. The 
slides and Q&A from the introductory webinar are available online 
(http://www.niso.org/news/events/2008/webinars/alcts08/) for those who 
wish to review them. The second webinar, OpenURL: Link Resolution That 
Users Will Love 
(http://www.niso.org/news/events/2008/webinars/openurl/), will be held 
August 21, 2008 from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. (eastern time); registration is 
open until noon on August 21.

Note: This announcement was cross-posted.

Cynthia Hodgson
NISO Technical Editor Consultant
National Information Standards Organization
Email: chodgson at niso.org <mailto:chodgson at niso.org>
Phone: 301-654-2512

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