NISO and NFAIS: Recommended Practice on Online Supplemental Journal Article Materials

NISO and NFAIS jointly sponsored an initiative to establish best practices that would provide guidance to publishers and authors for the management and curation of supplemental materials (research data, integral vs additional content, etc) and would address related issues for repository administrators, abstracting and indexing services, and librarians. The recommendations provide a consistent approach for publishers to use in handling these materials. Ensuring discovery, access, and preservation of these materials is in the interests not only of the authors and publishers, but also of the library community and end users.