The topic discussed in this open webinar event, held March 14, was the Transfer Code of Practice, a NISO Recommended Practice now on its 4.0 version. Transfer was initially created by the UKSG in 2007 and moved to NISO in 2014. More information is available at the NISO Standing Committee web pages.
Featured speakers were Transfer Standing Committee members Martha Lovvoll and Gaëlle Béquet.
The Transfer Code of Practice is a voluntary code of conduct and best practices for journal publishers, which contains guidelines for key steps to take when journal owners transfer their journal content to and from one another. It seeks to address the technical and communication issues that arise during these transactions, with a goal of eradicating any disruption of access to journal content by end users. Support tools developed by the Transfer Standing Committee and other supporters include several services to notify librarians and other interested parties of journal moves.
Transfer encompasses three areas of work: