Last in the group of recent notifications from Cindy Hepfer, long-suffering ALA Voting representative to NISO, is for â€œISO 23081-1, Metadata for records– Part 1: Principles.â€
From the ballot itself:
â€œThis is a systematic review ballot of the published standard, ISO 23081-1, Information and documentation: Records management processes –Metadata for records –Part 1: Principles.â€
If youâ€™re thinking that this description isnâ€™t very helpful, youâ€™re not alone! I had, in fact, heard about this standard via another channel, and it sounds like one of those superficially boring but actually quite critical efforts, particularly if one thinks that â€œpackagingâ€ and sharing metadata in future is going to be quite different than it is in our current environment. This is essentially administrative or meta-metadata we’re talking about.
As usual, access to the proposed standard is only available by applying directly to Cindy (HSLcindy@buffalo.edu) –please donâ€™t forget to confirm your ALA membership. Her deadline is no later than: Monday, May 25, 2009. Please also copy me (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Diane I. Hillmann
LITA Standards Coordinator