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News Release: Project Transfer

UKSG Working Group "Project Transfer" invites Publishers to 
sign-up to an agreed Code of Practice to Improve Procedures for 
Journals Transferring Between Publishers

Oxford, UK - 9th May 2007- Project Transfer is inviting 
publishers to sign up to a Code of Practice which aims to improve 
the procedures and policies surrounding the transfer of journals 
between publishers. The Code has been drafted with extensive help 
from many of the major international publishing houses and has 
already been applauded as an excellent step forward by the 
contributing library community.

The Code outlines a set of guidelines for both the Transferring 
and the Receiving publisher in any journal transfer. 
Comprehensive in its detail, the Code covers the thorny issues of 
ongoing access provision to online content, exchange of 
subscriber lists, DOI and URL transfer as well as the division 
and definition of born-digital versus newly digitized backfile 

The Project Transfer Working Group is inviting publishers to sign 
up to this Code through the Project website: 
<http://www.projecttransfer.org/> where the Code of Practice can 
also be found. Full details of the Code were launched at the UKSG 
Annual Conference in Warwick (16-18 April 2007).

More information is available on the UKSG website: www.uksg.org/transfer

Bev Acreman