Research and Innovation
Our aim is to stimulate research and collaborative initiatives, encourage innovation and promote standards for good practice. We instigate projects to research or develop new solutions. In particular the research we undertake facilitates an efficient information chain and a better information experience. In many cases the work we initiate is developed by industry bodies (such as NISO).
- What is the topic that troubles you most?
- What question(s) do you want answered?
- What outcome are you looking for?
Together we can identify the biggest issues and we can work with others to begin to find solutions.
Past work includes:
Standardised formats and best practice for metadata exchange e.g. for OpenURL knowledge bases
This work is now managed by NISO KBART Standing Committee.
Ensuring minimum disruption for subscribers when journals are transferred between publishers
This work is now managed by the NISO Transfer Standing Committee.
Exploring online journal usage statistics as the basis of a new metric of journal value
This work is now managed by COUNTER.