Country Codes

New announcements from Cindy Hepfer, ALA Voting Representative to NISO are coming along quickly, and these are, for the most part, of more general interest to libraries. The first of these is ISO 3166-1:2006, Country codes. “This part of ISO 3166 establishes codes that represent the current names of countries, dependencies, and other areas of […]

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Paper Standards to Ballot

The second group of standards announcements passed to us by busy Cindy Hepfer, ALA Voting Representative to NISO, concern standards for paper for permanence and archival uses. 1. Systematic Review, IS0 9706:1994, Paper for documents – Requirements for permanence. “The purpose of this International Standard is to provide a means of specifying and identifying paper […]

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Standard character sets and transliterations

Cindy Hepfer, ALA’s Voting Representative to NISO, has been busy pushing NISO standards announcements our way. I will be combining the announcements to save your time and LITABlog space. Instructions for requesting the relevant documents from Cindy appears at the end of this message. The first group of announcements has to do with special character […]

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Two Upcoming ISO Ballots

Cindy Hepfer, ALA’s Voting Representative to NISO, has notified us of two new items coming up for ballot early in the New Year. The first is for ISO/DIS 27729, International Standard Name Identifier (ISNI). The ISNI “… specifies the International Standard name identifier (ISNI) for the identification of public identities of parties; that is, the […]

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DOI Standard up for ballot

Cindy Hepfer, ALA Voting Representative to NISO, has brought to our attention an upcoming ballot for ISO/DIS 26324 (Digital Object Identifier System). The announcement states: “This International Standard specifies the syntax, description and resolution functional components of the digital object identifier (DOI®) system, and the general principles for the creation, registration and administration of DOI […]

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Persistent Identifiers–New standard up for ballot

A new announcement has come from Cindy Hepfer, ALA Voting Representative to NISO. This one is in regards to ISO/DIS 24619, Persistent identification and access in language technology applications. From the announcement: “The scope of this International Standard is to present requirements when including resolvable persistent identifiers (PID) with references to and citations of language […]

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Additional Announcements from NISO

We have two new announcements from Cindy Hepfer, ALA Voting Representative to NISO. These too also have fairly short deadlines (though not as short as the last group, thankfully). 1. ISO/FDIS 16245, Boxes, file covers and other enclosures, made from cellulosic materials, for storage. This ballot is for the final draft standard, described thusly: “This […]

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New ISO Working Group needs expertise

Cindy Hepfer, the ALA Voting Representative to NISO has passed on to us information on the establishment of a new working group, ISO/TC 46/SC 8/WG 9 “Statistics and quality issues for web archiving,” for which ISO is looking for participants. Call for experts document available from: http://www.niso.org/apps/org/workgroup/tc46sc8interest/download.php/2772/N274_Information_on_the_establishment_of_a_new.pdf Original project description and justification available from: http://www.niso.org/apps/org/workgroup/tc46ballots/members/standards/new160/manage/modify_document.php […]

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Standards announcements–short deadlines

The following are a group of fairly short (or very short) deadline announcements from Cindy Hepfer, ALA’s Voting Representative to NISO. The fault for the delay in getting these out is mine, not hers! 1. New Work Item: ISO/WD 32000-2, Document management — Portable document format: Part 2: PDF 2.0. This is a liaison ballot […]

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