ISO Guidelines for Bibliographic References and Citations

Cindy Hepfer, ALA Representative to NISO, reports that the following ISO Committee Draft of an International Standard has been issued for ballot: ISO/CD 690, Information and documentation — Guidelines for bibliographic references and citations to information resources.

Cindy needs comments and vote recommendations by April 7.

Information provided about this standard by NISO:
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Summary: Provides guidance for establishing bibliographic references and citations to works that are primarily in Latin scripts. It applies to information resources such as monograph and serial publications, contributions within publications, patents, maps and similar cartographic materials, music, sound recordings, prints, photographs and other graphic works, and audiovisual material, regardless of the format (e.g. analogue or digital) in which such resources are issued. This revision combines the two parts of the previous standard.
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A reminder:
ALA is not voting on the standard itself but rather is providing feedback to NISO as to whether to approve or disapprove the standard. NISO will review and consider this feedback prior to submitting the U.S. vote. ALA can only provide ISO protected documents to ALA members, so please contact either Cindy (hslcindy@buffalo.edu) or me (dih1@cornell.edu) and let us know that you are an ALA member.

In the absence of other recommendations, ALA will recommend that NISO vote to approve ISO/CD 690, Information and documentation — Guidelines for bibliographic references and citations to information resources, with comments (if any).