Presentation on theme: "The future – what needs to happen? The publisher view Ed Pentz Executive Director, CrossRef Discovery and access: standards and the information chain,"— Presentation transcript:
The future – what needs to happen? The publisher view Ed Pentz Executive Director, CrossRef Discovery and access: standards and the information chain, London, 7 th December 2006
Why standards? Cliff and others summed it up well…. Standards are valuable to publishers if: –They cut costs and make things easier –They help improve products and services –Enable publishers to do something they couldnt do before –Arent too difficult to implement
Traditionally Publishers and libraries have had different standards as a result of different goals –Publishers focused on supply chain/commerce (ISBN) –Libraries focused on collection development/ cataloging (ISSN) Now its all about access and efficiently exchanging content, product, trading and licensing data Collaboration is essential
Web Services New Internet/Web services/standards rapidly developing Largely outside the control of publishers or libraries Huge opportunities for scholarly communications to build on top of them so…. How they get applied is crucial URI, HTTP, XML, RSS, AJAX OAI-PMH, SRW/SRU, ONIX all make heavy use of web standards
Standards Development Top down vs bottom up – a little of both? –Lessons: BICI/SICI/PII, ISTC, OpenURL 0.1 to 1.0? KISS – Keep it Simple, Stupid Must deal with complexity - Albert Einstein "everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler"
Specific points Good quality metadata drives everything Must have unique, persistent IDs for content at all levels - article/chapter up to book/journal (DOIs) Must have machine readable holdings data, product data, licensing data and rights data (ONIX) Must make access seamless for users PLEASE – USE DOIs in OpenURLs!!
Focus on End Users Focus on better discoverability and accessibility Enable users to get to authoritative, appropriate content in one or two clicks without any hassle Otherwise….GYM(AI) will take over Publisher Librarian?