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NISO @ ALA 2007:
NISO Standards Update

NISO@ALA Annual 2007

NISO Standards Update

Date: June 24th
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m
Location: Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, New York Room

During the NISO Standards Update you will learn about implementations of current standards and of standards coming up and in the works.


Welcome & Overview
4:00 - 4: 10 p.m.
Todd Carpenter, Managing Director, NISO

Todd will give an overview of NISO work, including areas where NISO is focusing its efforts as well as how you can get involved.

4:10-4:30 p.m.
Don Hamparian, Manager WorldCat Grid Portfolio, OCLC

You will learn ways publishers can more optimally use OpenURL technology to their advantage.

SRN - Serials Release Notification
4:30-4:50 p.m.
Candy Zemon, Senior Product Strategist, Polaris Library Systems

SRN is a format for communicating information about the publication or electronic availability of one or more serial releases. SRN has recently been extended to the article level and will be released soon for draft use. Learn more about how SRN can be used in your organization.

SUSHI - Standardized Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative
4:50-5:10 p.m.
Ted Fons, Innovative Interfaces, Inc.

The SUSHI standard defines an automated request and response model for the harvesting of electronic resource usage data utilizing a Web services framework that can replace the user-mediated collection of usage data reports. Designed to work with Project COUNTER reports, the protocol is also extensible to other types of usage reports. The trial implementation period ended on May 20, 2007 with dozens of successful implementations by both client and server side implementers. Learn more about how to implement SUSHI can be implemented for easy data collection locally.

RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) for Library Applications
5:10-5:30 p.m.
Vinod Chachra, CEO, VTLS Inc.

The RFID Working Group has developed a set of guidelines that lay out current best practices for the use of RFID in library applications. The draft guidelines will be available shortly. Learn more about how these guidelines can be applied by publishers, vendors, and libraries to best take advantage of this technology.