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Friday, November 7 • 11:30am - 12:15pm
The Importance of PESC – an emerging NISO Recommended Practice

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PESC (Protocol for Exchanging Serial Content) is a NISO Working group approved in May, 2013, that will recommend a practice for the exchange of serial/periodical content. The nineteen member group, led by co-chairs from NARA and NIST, had their first meeting in September 2013, and began by sharing packaging and submission guidelines currently in use and later dividing into subgroups to focus on use cases and conformance within the recommended practice. The PESC Working group will have been meeting for just over a year by the time of the Charleston Conference, and it will be a great opportunity to present the groups’ progress to the attendees. Libraries, archives, indexing services, content aggregators, publishers, and content creators all need to exchange serials data and work with digital files of serials. These may be text based, image based, text with images, or some other combination. The file formats may be XML, EPUB, HTML, PDF, ONIX, etc. And the recipient of the files needs to be able to accommodate the various data and formats if they are to incorporate that serial content into their product or service. Having a recommended practice will improve the interactions between and among these constituents, resulting in a better end-result. Several other NISO and ISO committees and working groups are related in some way to PESC, including ISO/IEC CD 21320-1 (Information technology – Document Container File) and NISO’s Supplementary Materials for Journal Articles. The session will examine plans to ensure that the recommendations aren’t contradictory with other standards, and look at the next steps as PESC works towards their 18 month goal to deliver the recommendation. Questions and comments from the audience will be encouraged.Note: A PESC session was presented at NASIG; however we were not very far along at that point.

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Laurie Kaplan

Sr. Project Manager, ProQuest
Laurie Kaplan, as Director of Editorial Operations at ProQuest, facilitates efforts of the international database and the Serials Provider Relations teams. Throughout her career of over a decade at ProQuest, Laurie has successfully directed the international data team responsible... Read More →

Friday November 7, 2014 11:30am - 12:15pm EST
Drayton Room, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403