Please see the message below from NISO about their upcoming teleconference today.


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Sent: Friday, March 08, 2013 3:55 PM
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Subject: NISO Open Teleconference - March 11: NISO-NFAIS Recommended Practices for Online Supplemental Journal Article Materials 

Dear NISO community,

NISO will hold its monthly open teleconference this coming Monday, March 11th at 3:00 PM Eastern time.   This month, we will be discussing the recently published NISO RP-15-2013, Recommended Practices for Online Supplemental Journal Article Materials (available at  This document was jointly sponsored and published by NFAIS, the National Federation for Advanced Information Services.

Business Working group co-chair Marie McVeigh of Thomson Reuters and Technical Working Group co-chair Sasha Schwarzman of The Optical Society (OSA) will be participating on the call to describe the work and answer any questions. 

Supplemental materials are increasingly being added to journal articles, but until now there has been no recognized set of practices to guide in the selection, delivery, discovery, and preservation of these materials. To address this gap, NISO and NFAIS jointly sponsored an initiative to establish best practices that would provide guidance to publishers and authors for management of supplemental materials and would address related problems for librarians, abstracting and indexing services, and repository administrators. The Supplemental Materials project involved two teams working in tandem: one to address business practices and one to focus on technical issues. This new publication is the combined outcome of the two groups' work.

The call is free and anyone is welcome to participate.  To join, simply dial 877-375-2160 and enter the code: 17800743#. All calls are held from 3-4 p.m. Eastern time. 

The Open Teleconferences are an quick way to get an update on the status of a NISO initiative.  The calls are informal and questions and discussion is welcome. Following the featured discussion, there is also an opportunity for the NISO community to bring up any issue or topic of interest.  This is an excellent time for you to raise any concerns, project ideas, or suggestions of focus for NISO in the coming year.  

If you are unable to join us, this call will be recorded and made freely available on the NISO website following the event-as are all of the Open Teleconferences.  For more information or to listen to the previous call discussions, please visit: or

We hope that you can join us.  

Nettie Lagace
Associate Director for Programs
National Information Standards Organization (NISO) 
3600 Clipper Mill Road, Suite 302 
Baltimore, MD 21211
Mobile: 617-863-0501
Fax: 410-685-5278
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