Standards Committee: 2015 Activities (Last Updated 2/26/2015)

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  1. Voted YES on 5 Year Periodic Reaffirmation of ANSI/NISO Z39.14-1997 (R2009) Guidelines for Abstracts
  2. Voted YES on Conversion of ANSI/NISO Z39.23-1997 (R2009) Standard Technical Report Number Format and Creation to Stabilized Maintenance

    Stabilized maintenance removes a standard from the requirement for five-year periodic reviews. It is used for standards that address mature technology or practices and are not likely to require a revision

  3. Voted YES on Conversion of ANSI/NISO Z39.41-1997 (R2009) Placement Guidelines for Information on Spines to Stabilized Maintenance

    Stabilized maintenance removes a standard from the requirement for five-year periodic reviews. It is used for standards that address mature technology or practices and are not likely to require a revision

  4. Voted YES on 5 Year Periodic Review of Review of ANSI/NISO Z39.48-1992 (R2009) Permanence of Paper for Publications and Documents in Libraries and Archives
  5. Had NO comments to provide on ISO/DIS 32000-2, Document management - Portable Document Format- Part 2: PDF 2.0

    NISO is only a liaison to the committee that developed this standard so we can only provide comments on it and not actually vote

  6. Voted AFFIRMATIVE on Approval of Proposed NISO Work Item, Bibliographic Roadmap Projects
  7. Replied that ASIST has NO Experts willing to serve on the revision of the ISO WARC Standard (ISO 28500)
  8. Voted YES on ISO/DIS 30302, Information and documentation - Management systems for records - Guidelines for implementation - being approved for publication
  9. Voted APPROVAL for the Publication of ISO/DIS 7098, Information and documentation - Romanization of Chinese - with the following comments:

    1) Section 8. Tones. Chinese is a tonal language but there with various different Chinese languages and they have different number of tones. Examples given here are, for Mandarin pronunciation (which has four tones, plus the neutral). The introduction notes that this standard is for - Putonghua (Mandarin Chinese)-. Cantonese has nine tones, Hokkien eight. To be accurate,

    Suggest rewording 8.1 to

    All Chinese languages are tonal. This means that tone affects meaning. The same sound pronounced in different tones can mean very different concepts.

    Each syllable in Mandarin Chinese may have one of four tones or may be toneless.

    Comment provided by Gail Thornburg

    2) Have the rejected suggestions offered by The Council on East Asian Libraries (CEAL) been reconsidered? - ASIST believes they should be

    Comment provided by Marcia Zeng

  10. Voted CONFIRM on Systematic Review of ISO 16245:2009, Information and documentation - Boxes, file covers and other enclosures, made from cellulosic materials, for storage of paper and parchment documents
  11. in response to ISO's Call for experts to revise ISO index and indexing standards (ISO 999 and ISO 5963)

    Marjorie Hlava volunteered be involved with this so her name and contact information was submitted to NISO