The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) has released the new edition of SERU: A Shared Electronic Resource Understanding (NISO RP-7-2012).

This information was found on the NISO website, “NISO Publishes Updated Recommended Practice on SERU: A Shared Electronic Resource Understanding.” The recommendations offer a mechanism that can be used as an alternative to a license agreement by expressing commonly shared understandings between content providers and libraries. The 2012 updated version of SERU recognizes the importance of making SERU more flexible for those who want to expand its use beyond e-journals. Widespread adoption of the SERU model offers benefits to both publishers and libraries.

Melody K. Smith

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