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ONIX-SPS

Serials Products and Subscriptions - Version 0.93 (June 2011)

The ONIX Serials Products and Subscriptions (SPS) format defines a family of messages used for transmitting information about Serial Subscription Products, with or without price information, and with or without subscription information relating to a particular subscriber.

The four messages currently defined are:

Product List Unpriced. A list of subscription products offered by a publisher, subscription agent, online publisher, or content hosting service, without price information.

Product List Priced. A list of subscription products offered by a publisher, subscription agent, online publisher, or content hosting service, including price information. Note: although this functionality remains for the moment as part of SPS, EDItEUR recommends that new implementers instead use the ONIX for Price Catalog (ONIX-PC), which has been derived from SPS and further enhanced.

Product Subscription List. A list of products subscribed to by a particular subscriber or group of subscribers. It may or may not include prices.

Product Subscriptions Quote. A list of subscription products with a price quote offered to a particular subscriber.

Typically, the sending organisation will be a publisher or subscription agent. Recipients can include university or corporate libraries, agents, consortia, or indeed a "broadcast" customer base for priced product lists.

Version 0.93 is currently being piloted and completely replaces version 0.92. Revision notes are included in the ONIX SPS Overview Version 0.93 (PDF). On completion of the pilots and the incorporation of any consequent changes, EDItEUR will issue a first full Release, to be numbered 1.0, after which every effort will be made to maintain upwards compatibility in future revisions.

(Note that the Codelists file must be held in the same folder as the XML Schema)

Previous Release - Version 0.92
An XML schema and documentation are available for the previous release of SPS, Version 0.92:

Detailed User Guides (last updated November 2008)

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