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Rafal Kasprowski [Moderator], Electronic Resources Coordinator, University of Houston, 114 University Libraries, Houston, TX 77204-2000, email@example.com
Adam Chandler, Information Technology Librarian, Cornell University, Central Technical Services, Olin Library, Ithaca, NY 14853-5301, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ted Koppel, Verde Product Manager, Ex Libris, Inc., 313 Washington Street, Suite 308, Newton, MA 02458, email@example.com
Nathan D.M. Robertson, Electronic Resources Librarian, University of Maryland, Thurgood Marshall Law Library, 501 West Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-1768, firstname.lastname@example.org
ASIS&T Annual Meeting - 2006 (ASIS&T 2006)
Austin, Texas, November 3-9, 2006
Standard Development by the Standardized Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative
Adam Chandler is Information Technology Librarian at the Central Technical Services of the Cornell University Library. Ongoing steering committee member of the DLF Electronic Resource Management Initiative (ERMI), now in its second phase, and co-chair of the Standardized Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative (SUSHI), he has acted as speaker and facilitator at several workshops on ERMI and SUSHI standards. Mr. Chandler will explain how usage data standards, driven by the increasing importance of ERM systems and web services, are evolving from COUNTER specifications to the SUSHI protocol. The currently developed SUSHI protocol will be presented in depth and implementation examples will be provided.
Standard Development by the DLF/NISO/EDItEUR/PLS License Expression Working Group
Nathan Robertson joined the University of Maryland Thurgood Marshall Law Library as Electronic Resources Librarian in 2005 and is responsible for the management of the database and electronic journal subscriptions. He is a member of the Digital Library Federation's ERM Steering Group, and co-author of the 2004 DLF ERMI report. He chairs the Coverage subgroup of the NISO/EDItEUR Joint Working Party for the Exchange of Serials Subscription Information, and co-chairs the License Exchange Working Group (LEWG). Mr. Robertson is also a member of the Library & Information Technology Association’s (LITA) Top Technology Trends committee and a former chair of its Standards Interest Group. In his prior engagement as Database Analyst/Programmer for the Milton S. Eisenhower Library at Johns Hopkins University, Mr. Robertson was a co-developer and administrator of the open-source Hopkins Electronic Resource Management System (HERMES). Mr. Robertson will talk about the legal and technical conflict between licenses, copyright, digital rights management (DRM) technology and Rights Expression Languages, and discuss the alternative approach LEWG’s License Expression message will provide. He will also present information on the content of the License Expression message, the uses to which the standardized message can (and cannot) be put, and demonstrate how uses of the license expression format may appear to librarians and end-users.
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