NISO December Webinar: ONIX for Publication Licenses: Adding Structure to Legalese

Once license terms for e-resources have been negotiated, they have to becommunicated 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 communityabout ONIX-PL.

NISO’s webinar “ONIX for Publication Licenses: Adding Structure to Legalese,” to be held Wednesday, December 9, 2009 from 1:00 – 2:30 EST, will update participants on the ONIX-PL specification and how it can be used to simplify and communicate license information.

Speakers for the webinar are:

  • Rick Burke, Executive Director, SCELC – Statewide CaliforniaElectronic 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/workrooms/onixpl). Registration is per site (access forone 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.

Contact:
Cynthia Hodgson
NISO Technical Editor Consultant
National Information Standards Organization
Email: hodgsonca@verizon.net
Phone: 301-654-2512

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