Cindy Hepfer, ALAâ€™s ever vigilant voting representative to NISO has sent us a new clutch of standards information. The first one is â€œISO/FDIS 8459, Classification of bibliographic data elements for use in data interchangeâ€
Quoting from the information that comes with the ballot:
“First edition of the standard that merges and revises ISO 8459-1, ISO 8459-2, ISO 8459-3, ISO 8459-4 and ISO 8459-5. It specifies and describes data elements required in the interchange of data between bibliographic systems (i.e. terminal or browser to computer or computer to computer).”
Cindy adds: â€œThis is the last ballot prior to publication. A Yes vote cannot contain any substantive comments (editorial comments are acceptable). If you have substantive comments, you should vote No.â€œ
Thereâ€™s a relatively short window for input to Cindy to provide advice for voting on thisâ€”she needs to have something in hand by Friday, Feb. 27, 2009. Those ALA members interested in reviewing the standard should apply directly to Cindy (HSLcindy@buffalo.edu) –please confirm to her that you are an ALA member (and copy me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would).
Diane I. Hillmann
LITA Standards Coordinator