Information Standards Quarterly (ISQ)

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NISO has published the Summer 2014 issue of Information Standards Quarterly (ISQ) in open access on their website at:
This is a themed issue on the topic of Open Access Infrastructure. 2013 seemed to have been a watershed for open access. Driven by a number of policy announcements from funding bodies and governments worldwide, the question is no longer whether open access will or should happen, but rather how will it be implemented in a sustainable way. The articles in this issue contain a wealth of insights from a wide variety of viewpoints­publishers, funders, universities, intermediaries, standards bodies, and open access experts about we are today, what the challenges are, available routes to overcoming those challenges, and some of the initiatives that have been put in place to overcome these challenges.
Letter from the Guest Content Editor by Liam Earney
FEATURE: Open Access Infrastructure: Where We Are and Where We Need to Go by Cynthia Hodgson
Including these interviews:
– Institutional Polices for Open Access – Peter Suber, Director of Office for Scholarly Communication (Harvard Library) and Director, Harvard Open Access Project (Berkman Center), Harvard University
– Tracking and Reporting Compliance with OA Policies – Robert Kiley, Head of Digital Services, Wellcome Trust Library
– Integrating New Economic Models for OA Publishing – Roy Kaufman, Managing Director for New Ventures and Executive-level lead on Open Access; and Jennifer Goodrich, Director of Product Management. Both with Copyright Clearance Center
– Open Access Publishing Tools – Martin Eve, Lecturer in Literature at the University of Lincoln, UK, Academic Project Director of the Open Library of Humanities, and founding member of the Open Access Toolset Alliance
– Sustainability of an OA Infrastructure – Dr. Alma Swan, Director of European Advocacy Programmes for SPARC Europe, and Director, Key Perspectives Ltd., and Dr. Caroline Sutton, Publisher and Co-Founder, Co-Action Publishing

The Role of Standards in the Management of Open Access Research Publications: A Research Library Perspective by Martin Moyle, Catherine Sharp, and Alan Bracey
A Publisher’s Perspective on the Challenges of Open Access by David Ross

The Need for Research Data Inventories and the Vision for SHARE by Clifford Lynch
CHORUS Helps Drive Public Access by Alice Meadows and Howard Ratner

Standardized Metadata Elements to Identify Access and License Information by Cameron Neylon, Ed Pentz, and Greg Tananbaum

NISO Publishes Three Recommended Practices on Knowledge Bases, Demand Driven Acquisition of Monographs, and Library Discovery Services
NISO and OAI Publish American National Standard on ResourceSync Framework Specification
EPUB 3.0.1 Issued by International Digital Publishing Forum; Library of Congress Identifies Recommended Formats for Long-Term Preservation
UKSG Transfer Working Group Announces Improvements to the Code of Practice with Release of Version 3.0