UKSG Transfer: a collaborative project to improve journal transfers
January 18, 2011, 11 am EST/ 4pm GMT
The Genesis of Transfer – Ed Pentz, Executive Director, Crossref and Chair, Transfer Working Group
The librarian view of Transfer – Nancy Marie Beals, Electronic Resources Librarian, Wayne State University Libraries
The publisher view of Transfer – Yvonne Campfens, Springer, Executive Vice President eOperations
Event registration will be free for members of UKSG and NASIG and $50 for non-members. Each organization will handle the registration of their members, European non-members will be processed by UKSG and North American non-members will be processed by NASIG.
North American members and non-members register here: http://www.nasig.org/activities_calendar.cfm?action=detail&rec=217
Member rate: Free for NASIG and UKSG members
North American Non-Member rate: $50
The Transfer Code of Practice responds to the expressed needs of the scholarly journal community for consistent guidelines to help publishers ensure that journal content remains easily accessible by librarians and readers when there is a transfer between parties, and to ensure that the transfer process occurs with minimum disruption. Publishers are being asked to publicly endorse and follow the Code of Practice which is a set of voluntary “best practices” for the industry but the success of the Transfer Code of Practice also depends on librarians asking publishers to endorse the Code and making sure they follow it. There is also a UKSG Transfer Notification email list and blog where Transfer publishers post notices of journal ownership changes. This webinar will provide an introduction and overview of the Code and notification service and an update on how the project is developing.
Details for logging into the webinar will be emailed to participants prior to the webinar.