Standards Watch

ISO Systematic Reviews

Our vigilant ALA representative to NISO, Cindy Hepfer, has forwarded to us a number of announcements of systematic reviews from ISO:

1. Systematic Review: ISO 9230:2007, Determination of price indexes for print and electronic media purchased by libraries.

“This International Standard specifies a method for the determination of price indexes relating to the prices of print and electronic media acquired by libraries. It is not meant for calculating a price index of the national media production. The media included are restricted to books, serials and databases. This second edition has been expanded to cover electronic as well as printed books and serials, and electronic databases.”

2. Systematic Review: ISO 15706-2:2007, International Standard Audiovisual Number (ISAN)–Part 2: Version identifier

“This part of ISO 15706 establishes a voluntary system for the identification of versions of audiovisual works and other content derived from or closely related to an audiovisual work. It is based on the International Standard Audiovisual Number (ISAN) system defined in ISO 15706. An ISAN combined with the version segment specified in Clause 4 of this part of ISO 15706 constitutes an ISAN version identifier, hereinafter referred to as a V-ISAN. A V-ISAN is a registered, globally unique identifier for versions of an audiovisual work and related content.”

As usual, Cindy can provide access to the relevant documents only to ALA members interested in providing comment on the standards—please contact her directly at (please copy me at so I can track LITA interest).

Deadline for comments to Cindy on both reviews is: Aug. 25, 2010.

Diane I. Hillmann
LITA Standards Coordinator