Publishers' Hidden Content: How PIE-J Can Help

Wednesday, 9/14/2016
  • 2:00 PM-3:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (Pacific)

This webinar was presented live on 09/14/16. Access the recording and webinar materials now:

PIE-J: The Presentation & Identification of E-Journals is a NISO Recommended Practice that provides guidance to e-journal publishers and providers. This presentation will provide an overview of the PIE-J guidelines that relate to holdings/coverage data, with specifics in the area of how to deal with title changes and title histories so as to avoid bad coverage data that negatively affects discovery and access. The presentation will include examples and will provide methods that librarians can use to report holdings problems to publishers and providers.

This webinar is sponsored by the CRS Committee on Holdings Information.

Learning Outcomes

Following this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Provide an overview of PIE-J
  • Illustrate the specific problem of the “buried” title change
  • Discuss approaches to resolve the problem and present materials provided by the PIE-J Standing Committee that can be used to report problems

Who Should Attend

Publishers, Content Providers, Electronic Resource Librarians/Staff, Metadata Librarians/Staff


Steve C. Shadle is Serials Access Librarian at the University of Washington Libraries where he manages the library linking systems that provide access to journal full-text. In addition, he catalogs eSerials selected by the UW Libraries. Steve's background in serial standards began with his work as an ISSN Cataloger at the Library of Congress and currently includes serving on the NISO Standing Committee for Presentation and Identification of Electronic Journals (PIE-J).

Regina Romano Reynolds is director of the U.S. ISSN Center and head of the ISSN Section at the Library of Congress ISSN Section. She was a member of the U.S. RDA Test Coordinating Committee and co-chaired the LC group that recommended LC projects based on the Working Group on the Future of Bibliographic Control report. Regina has extensive experience in standards for serials, including the ISSN standard and NISO’s PIE-J, Presentation and Identification of E-Journals. 



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This webinar was presented live on 09/14/16. Access the recording and webinar materials now:

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