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Current Releases

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 ICEDIS Publishers Price List message, which has been derived from SPS and further enhanced. The ICEDIS message can also convey unpriced product lists if necessary.

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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SOH: Serials Online Holdings - Version 1.2 (June 2011)

The Serials Online Holdings (SOH) format is designed to convey information about online serial resources from suppliers - such as hosting services, publication access management services, agents or publishers - to end customers in subscribing libraries. Each instance of the format shows the holdings of a particular subscribing organisation or library available via, or known to, the sending party.

Information in SOH exchanges can be used to advise librarians and their user communities on which resources are available, in which formats and from which sources. Details may be directly viewed and available sources compared, using cascading style sheets or other applications. Alternatively, the exchanges may be used to populate resolution servers within the library organisation concerned.

The extent of coverage of each subscribed resource (date or volume/issue ranges) is included in the SOH exchange, as are details of any applicable embargo conditions in place. The format is specifically designed so that resources may be grouped in a flat "A-Z" listing or hierarchically by supplying service.
 
Inclusion of Coverage Statement:
from Version 1.1 onward, the SOH format contains within it the ONIX for Serials Coverage Statement the ONIX for Serials Coverage Statement which is an XML structure capable of carrying simple or complex statements of holdings of serial resources. The Coverage Statement is explained in detail below.

SOH version 1.2

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

Previous Release - SOH version 1.1
An XML schema and documentation are available for the previous release of SOH, Version 1.1:

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

Detailed User Guides (last updated August 2010)

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SRN: Serials Release Notification Version 0.93 (June 2011)
The Serials Release Notification (SRN) format defines a family of messages designed to support information exchanges about the planned or confirmed publication or electronic availability of one or more serial releases. The three messages currently defined are:

ONIXSRNIssueNotice.
Used to announce the physical publication date or online availability date of issues of serial publications or supplements to monographs.

ONIXSRNContentItemDescription.
Used to transmit information describing individual content items (usually articles) in one or more releases.

ONIXSRNContentItemExtendedDescription.
Used to transmit detailed information about individual content items (usually articles) in one or more releases.

Business applications for the ONIXSRNIssueNotice message include notification that a serial item has been published physically or made available online, notification of a change in the expected date of an upcoming release, and advance notice of a combined release. The ONIXSRNContentItemDescription message supports the provision of table-of-contents alerts and notification of single-article releases. The ONIXSRNContentItemExtendedDescription message supports distribution of article-level information suitable for populating abstracting and indexing databases. Future extensions may include notification of pattern changes and advance notification of publication schedules.

Parties to the SRN exchanges will include publishers, content hosting services, abstracting and indexing services, document-delivery agencies, subscription agents, DOI registration agencies and libraries.

Version 0.93 is currently being piloted and completely replaces version 0.92. Revision notes are included in the ONIX SRN 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.

SRN version 0.93

 (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 SRN, Version 0.92:

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

Detailed User Guides:

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ONIX for Serials Coverage Statement - Version 0.9 (Revised January 2008)
The ONIX for Serials Coverage Statement is an XML structure capable of carrying simple or complex statements of holdings of serial resources, in paper or electronic form, to be included in ONIX for Serials messages for a variety of applications; for example, to express:

  • The holdings of a particular serial version by a library
  • The coverage of a particular serial version supplied by an online content hosting system
  • The coverage of a particular serial version included in a subscription or offering

The coverage composite supports the expression of both enumeration and chronology.

The coverage composite may also be used to express holdings or coverage in XML structures other than those specified in ONIX for Serials.

The Coverage XML Schema is a formal XML definition of the coverage composite. It is not designed to be used on its own, but is being published separately from the message formats in which it is used as an aid to implementation.

Draft Version 0.9 was made available for review and piloting through September 2007 and is now considered available for general use. Please send comments to info@editeur.org

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

Detailed User Guides

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