JEMO session proposal accepted for NASIG’14 Conference

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The JEMO proposal for a conference session on “Hybrid journals: Ensuring systematic and standard discoverability of latest Open Access articles” has been accepted for the NASIG 29th Annual Conference on Taking Stock and Taming New Frontiers to be held in Texas (USA) May 1st to 4th 2014.

The session will be presented by the renowned library and information science presenter Brian Kelly, who will discuss the challenge for research discovery and information providers to systematically identify the crucially important free full-text availability of OA articles published in hybrid journals, which are published together with pay-per-view or subscription articles. The need for an urgent solution to this challenge has been recognised through the creation of various initiatives initiated by national and worldwide institutions. For example the NISO Task Force on Open Access Metadata and Indicators.

The JEMO Research Team is working with six important publishers and is using the JournalTOCs service to trial possible solutions developed by using standard elements that are in agreement with the task force instigated by NISO to resolve this issue in a standardised manner. Brian will describe how the solutions have been prototyped by embedding article-level OA metadata in the TOC RSS feeds produced by the participant publishers. He will discuss the viability, advantages and issues found when using the proposed solution to systematically discover OA content from those eight publishers’ hybrid journals.

The North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG) is the preeminent organization for the North American serials community, and it assumes a leadership role in the global information environment. NASIG offers the most influential and dynamic annual conference in the serials industry, at which issues are intensely debated and speakers challenge assumptions and traditions. The focus of the NASIG 29th Conference includes: Electronic resource life cycle and management; Standards and systems of cataloguing and classification, metadata, and indexing; Technology and providing for discovery and access to electronic resources; Electronic resources standards, initiatives, best practices, and workflows and; Scholarly communication initiatives.

We will be posting summaries and updates on the research in progress to be done between now and the conference date. If successful, Brian would be presenting to NASIG participants an efficient method for enabling M2M discovery of OA articles regardless of where and how such articles have been published.

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