Baltimore, MD & Philadelphia, PA - January 31, 2012.
The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) and the National Federation for Advanced Information Services (NFAIS) have issued a new Recommended Practice on Online Supplemental Journal Article Materials, Part A: Business Policies and Practices (NISO RP-15-201x) for public comment ending on *February 29, 2012*.
Although supplemental materials are increasingly being added to journal articles, there is no recognized set of practices to guide in the selection, delivery, discovery, or preservation of these materials. To address this gap, NISO and NFAIS jointly sponsored a working group to establish best practices that would provide guidance to publishers and authors for management of supplemental materials and would solve related problems for librarians, abstracting and indexing services, and repository administrators. The Supplemental Materials project has two groups working in tandem: one to address business practices and one to focus on technical issues. The draft currently available for comment includes the recommendations from the Business Working Group.
Draft for public comment (PDF):
Online commenting form:
It is anticipated that Part B: Technical Considerations and Implementation Recommendations will be released for Public Comment in Summer 2012.
The NISO-NFAIS Working Group will be grateful for your comments.