February 8 Open Teleconference: Transfer

This month's conversation was with Transfer Standing Committee members Heather Staines (Independent Consultant), Linda Wobbe (SCELC (Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium), and Gaëlle Béquet (ISSN International Centre).

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:

  1. The Transfer Code of Practice 
  2. Publishers that currently endorse the Code
  3. The Transfer Alerting Service, designed to facilitate communication of journal transfers, now hosted by the ISSN International Centre. 

Listen to the recording: