Our second notice from Cindy Hepfer, erstwhile ALA Voting representative to NISO, concerns an issue close to many ALA hearts: RFID. There are three ballots on RFID coming down the pike. Each is a separate ballot but are described together in this message for conciseness.
First: â€œISO/DIS 28560-1, RFID in librairies– Part 1: General requirements.â€ Part 1 establishes an abstract data model for the use of RFID tags.
Second: â€œISO/DIS 28560- 2, RFID in librairies –Part 2: Encoding based on ISO/IEC 15962.â€ Part 2 deals with the encoding rules based on ISO/IEC 15962, which uses an object identifier structure to identify data elements.
Third: â€œISO/DIS 28560-3, RFID in librairies– Part 3: Fixed length encoding.â€ Part 3 specifies how to encode a subset of data elements (taken from the total set of data elements described in part 1) in a straightforward way in a basic block on the RFID tag.
Cindy notes: â€œThis may be your last opportunity to make substantive comments to this standard. If there is 100% approval, the standard can go directly to publication.â€
Access to all three of the balloted parts is only available by applying directly to Cindy (HSLcindy@buffalo.edu) –please donâ€™t forget to confirm your ALA membership, and let her know whether you want a particular part or all three. Her deadline for comment is no later than: Friday May 29, 2009. Please also copy me (firstname.lastname@example.org) on your request.
Diane I. Hillmann
LITA Standards Coordinator