Industry standards

In addition to the fundamental principles, we expect vendors to comply with the basic technical requirements and industry standards.

Basic Technical Requirements and Industry Standards

  • Licensed material must be accessible through a Web interface and no installation of any special software, other than an ordinary web browser, should be necessary.

  • Licensed material must be available through the university’s or the organisation’s network by IP-address authentication. This must apply even if the university or organisation is located in several geographical places.

  • In order for researchers, students and staff/personnel to have access to the licensed material outside of the university or workplace, authorized users must be permitted remote access via a secure network, for example via VPN or proxy login.

  • In order to ensure that the licensed material is accessible to all users, the vendors will use all reasonable efforts to meet the W3C standards, External link. established by the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).

    The licensed material shall be available to read with compensatory aids (Braille displays, voice synthesizers, and other such devices) for reading impaired users.

    It is desirable that the licensed material is adapted to mobile interfaces and/or provided by downloadable applications (apps).

  • In order that the licensee(s) can fully assess the use and therefore value of the licensed material the vendors will:

  • In order to ensure that users can discover and find the licensed material, the vendors will use all reasonable efforts to meet the Open URL standard.

  • In order to ensure that journal content remains easily accessible by licensee(s) and their users when there is a transfer of material between parties, and to ensure that the transfer process occurs with minimum disruption, the publisher will use all reasonable efforts to keep to the Transfer Code of Practice External link..

  • In order to ensure accurate, up to date representation of the licensed material and to ensure users have ease of access the vendor agrees to:

    If not KBART compliant, the vendor will use all reasonable efforts to provide to link resolver, A Z and knowledge base suppliers the following information about each title in the licensed material on a monthly basis/regular schedule:

    • Title
    • ISSN or eISSN
    • Previous title, if appropriate
    • Previous ISSN or eISSN, if appropriate
    • First volume and issue made available as part of the offer or, if volume and issue are not available, first year, final volume and issue or year and URL.
  • In order to ensure that the licensed material is archived and preserved for future scholarship, the vendor will archive the licensed material in at least one of the following archiving solutions: Portico, Clockss or Lockss.

  • The National Library of Sweden requires invoices only in the PEPPOL BIS Billing 3.0 format.

    1. Electronic invoicing through the PEPPOL network

    In order to send electronic invoice/Svefaktura to National Library of Sweden through the PEPPOL network, you need the following information:

    Our address in PEPPOL: 0007:2021001710

    The National Library of Sweden are able to receive Svefaktura 1.0 (SFTI's simple invoice) and Svefaktura 5A 2.0 (invoice and credit note)

    For more information about PEPPOL and how to join the PEPPOL network, please visit PEPPOL's webbsite External link..

    2. Visma Proceedo Supplier Center

    If you are unable to send electronic invoices through the PEPPOL network, Visma offers easy invoicing through their Supplier Center, free of charge. If this is the alternative of your choice, please see contacts below in order to get an invitation to join the Supplier Center.

    3. Questions

    If you have any questions about electronic invoicing or if you want an invitation to Visma Proceedo Supplier Center, please contact:

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