JISC Journal Archives Advisory Board
The JISC Journal Archives Advisory Board is chaired by Graham Stone, Information Resources Manager at the University of Huddersfield. Graham has 18 years’ experience in working in academic libraries and his expertise and knowledge in the journal, scholarly publishing and discoverability arena is often called upon. He is a member of the UKSG Committee, the JISC Collections Electronic Information Resources Working Group (EIRWG), the PALS metadata and interoperability working group and the OAPEN-UK steering group.
The Advisory Board agreed its Terms of Reference at the first meeting in December 2011. The Board members are mostly librarians with an interest in improving the platform for all members.
The Advisory Board’s objectives are to:
- ensure that the JISC Journal Archives (JJA) interface, functionality, content and licensing supports use by teachers, learners and researchers in UK education
- ensure that future developments and content additions to JJA are driven by community demand that will further enhance use and are prioritized correctly to provide best ROI to the community
- ensure that JJA adopts current and emerging industry standards/technologies for interoperability, discoverability, accessibility, statistics, metadata and content
- ensure that JJA supports the vision and aims of JISC eCollections and collection development across the user community, and develops in line with its sister services, JISC Historic Books and JISC MediaHub
To meet the objectives, the Advisory Board’s role is:
- To represent the UK education community
- To guide and develop the JJA technology and content strategy
- To hold open, frank and constructive discussions on future developments
- To provide advice and guidance to JISC Collections and Mimas
- To be an advocate for JJA and harness the knowledge and expertise of the community in future developments
- To provide a conduit for communication between the community and JISC Collections
- To feed information on developments in the digital journal archives scholarly environment back to the Board