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The Case of the Disappearing Journal:
Solving the Title Transfer and Online Display Mystery

November 10, 2010
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)

About the Webinar

Have you ever searched the Web for a journal that you thought ought to be available online but not found it, only to learn later that it was available all along? Perhaps you've linked out from your library’s online catalog or A-Z e-journal list only to find that the title you expected was no longer available at the site linked to. Or maybe you have had occasion to search a database for a journal using an ISSN and ended up surprised with and confused by the results.

How journals are presented online, how they are identified, and how they are transferred from one publisher or platform provider to another can leave researchers, students -- and even librarians -- confused and frustrated. This webinar will discuss sevearl initiatives that are designed to alleviate this problem.

Register for this webinar to learn how these efforts are helping to solve The Case of the Disappearing Journal!


1:00 - 1:15 p.m.: Welcome & System Overview
Karen A. Wetzel, Standards Program Manager, NISO

1:15 - 1:30 p.m.: E-Journal Presentation & Identification: Developing Recommended Practices
Regina Reynolds, ISSN Coordinator, Library of Congress

The NISO Working Group on Recommended Practices for the Presentation and Identification of E-Journals is creating guidelines to help publishers, providers and others in the journal supply chain offer consistent and proper identification of journal content that is mounted online. For pre-reading about this inititative, see the article "In Search of Best Practices for Presentation of E-Journals," by Regina Reynolds and Cindy Hepfer (ISQ 21.1 [Spring 2009]: 18-24).

1:30 - 1:45 p.m.: ISSN-L: The Linking ISSN
Françoise Pelle, Director, ISSN International Center

The 2007 revision of the ISSN standard (ISO 3297) introduced the concept of the Linking ISSN (ISSN-L), which collocates or links among different media versions of a continuing resource. Learn more about the Linking ISSN and how it can be used.

1:45 - 2:00 p.m.: xISSN Web Service: Exposing Serials Identifiers, Relationships, and Metadata
Karen Coombs, Product Manager, OCLC Developer Network

xISSN is a web service provide by OCLC that provides developers and librarians with new ways for using and examining serials metadata from WorldCat and other sources. Have you ever been trying to trace a changing title of a journal, needed to know which form of a serial an ISSN represented, wanted to see all the ISSN associated with a journal, tried to determine the peer review status of a journal or wanted to easily know the feed for a journal Table of Contents? xISSN can help with all of these situations and more. Learn about the service and hear how members of the Developer Network are using the service to enhance user experiences and interfaces.

2:00 - 2:15 p.m.: UKSG Transfer Code of Practice
Ed Pentz, Executive Director, CrossRef

The UKSG Transfer Code of Practice was developed by librarians, publishers and agents to provide a practical set of guidelines to follow when journals change ownership. The Code ensures that users don't lose access to content and that librarians are notified of changes in a more consistent fashion. This presentation will provide an overview of the Code and an update on how the Code has been working in practice since its launch at the end of 2008.

2:15 - 2:30 p.m.: Q&A


If paying by credit card, register online.

If paying by check, use this PDF registration form.

Registration closes on November 10, 2010 at 12:00 pm Eastern.


Registration Costs

  • NISO Member
    • $89.00 (US and Canada)
    • $104.00 (International)
  • NASIG Member
    • $89.00
  • Non-Member
    • $109.00 (US and Canada)
    • $134.00 (International)
  • Student
    • $49.00


Additional Information

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  • Registration closes at 12:00 pm Eastern on November 10, 2010. Cancellations made by November 4th, 2010 will receive a refund, less a $20 cancellation. After that date, there are no refunds.
  • Registrants will receive detailed instructions about accessing the webinar via e-mail the Monday prior to the event. (Anyone registering between Monday and the close of registration will receive the message shortly after the registration is received, within normal business hours.) We ask that registrants please turn off any spam blockers or filters to ensure that the information is received. Registrants unable to access e-mail during that time (out of office, etc.) should contact the NISO office to designate an alternate contact. Any registrant who has not received login instructions by 10:00 am Eastern on November 10 should contact the NISO office at nisohq@niso.org or call 301-654-2512.
  • Registration is per site (access for one computer) and includes access to the online recorded archive of the webinar. If you are registering someone else from your organization, either use that person's e-mail address when registering or contact the NISO office to provide alternate contact information.
  • Webinar presentation slides and Q&A will be posted to the site following the live webinar.
  • Registrants will receive access information to the archived webinar following the event. An e-mail message containing archive access instructions will be sent within 48 hours of the event.