Identifying libraries

Our ever-alert ALA Representative to NISO, Cindy Hepfer, has informed us that ISO/FDIS 15511, International Standard identifier for libraries and related organizations (ISIL) is now available for ballot. From the ballot text; “An ISIL identifies an organization, i.e. a library, an archive, a museum or a related organization, or one of its subordinate units, which […]

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Terminology work: principles and methods

Cindy Hepfer, erstwhile ALA Voting representative to NISO, has forwarded to us for our attention a new ISO ballot: “ISO/FDIS, Terminology work: Principles and methods.” The text of this ballot says in part: “This is the third edition of the Standard that establishes the basic principles and methods for preparing and compiling terminologies both inside […]

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Second Big Wave of Standards Reviews

Busy Cindy Hepfer, ALA Voting representative to NISO, still in flood mode, has sent out another batch of standards reviews. To keep from passing this flood in its entirety onto the LITA Blog, I will again provide brief notes for each, indicating deadlines, where to get the standard for review, and any other critical information […]

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Big Wave of Standards Reviews

There’s lots going on in standards, and Cindy Hepfer, our ALA Voting representative to NISO, is working hard to keep up (with the rest of us puffing hard in her wake). The next few standards posts are going to be more compact than usual, so I can get the word out before inundation hits. These […]

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US National Z39.50 Profile (Z39.89-2003)

This post relates to ANSI/NISO Z39.50, but is specifically about Z39.89-2003, the US National Z39.50 Profile for Library Applications. The earlier post about Z39.50-2003 concerned the original standard, also up for review ballot. The profile standard can be downloaded from: http://www.niso.org/standards/z39-89-2003/. Cindy Hepfer, the ALA Voting Representative to NISO notes: “In accordance with NISO’s Operating […]

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SSO, Information retrieval, Terminology policies

Ever-vigilant Cindy Hepfer, ALA Voting Representative to NISO, has forwarded an additional three items to us from NISO. The first is a proposed new work Item on Single Sign-On (SSO) Authentication. From the explanation provided by NISO: “This year NISO has launched a new Chair’s Initiative–a project of the chair of NISO’s Board of Directors, […]

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More voting pools to dive into …

Cindy Hepfer, ALA’s busy voting representative to NISO, has forwarded to us some additional information on upcoming voting pools. The first one, designated Group 5, invites ALA to join a number of NISO voting pools for three standards due for review. The first two standards listed are the responsibility of the Content & Collection Management […]

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Building NISO voting pools, continued

Another announcement by Cindy Hepfer, ALA Voting representative to NISO (and recent recipient of the Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award!) has arrived. This announcement builds on earlier efforts to establish voting pools for standards requiring reaffirmation, forwarded by the NISO Content and Collection Management Topic Committee. This group has been assigned the name of Group […]

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Management System for Records

Cindy Hepfer, ALA Representative to NISO, has brought to our attention a clutch of announcements on new ISO activities. The first two of these involve (1) an ISO Committee Draft of a TC46/SC11 New work item: Management system for records – Fundamentals and vocabulary and (2) : Information and documentation – Management system for records […]

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Terminology Management Systems

The last of the ISO activities forwarded to us by the busy Cindy Hepfer, ALA Representative to NISO, is an ISO Committee Draft of an International Standard issued for ballot: ISO/DIS 26162, Design, implementation and maintenance of terminology management systems. NISO has forwarded the following about this draft standard: “This is a ballot for the […]

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