Standards Committee: 2013 Activities (Last Updated 12/22/2013)

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  1. Did not provide any comments onJTC 1/SC 27 New work item proposal for Information technology - Security techniques - Electronic discovery

    Note: Since this is being developed by a committee that ISO TC46 only has a liaisin relationship with - NISO can not vote on this new work item - only provide comments

  2. Voted YES on New Work Item Proposal for Information and documentation - Interlibrary Loan Transactions - with the following comments:

    The ISO ILL standard needs to be updated to take advantage of more modern technology - and to make the ILL process more streamlined

    Comments provided by Mark Needleman

  3. Voted YES on Approval of NISO Proposed New Work Item: Develop Specification for Open Access Metadata and Indicators
  4. Voted YES on Approval of NISO Z39.93-201X, The Standardized Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative (SUSHI) Protocol
  5. Voted YES on the vote for the approval of Trent C. Palmer as alternate U.S. representative to ISO 3166 Maintenance Agency.
  6. Voted YES on the Revision of NISO Z39.7-201x, Information Services and Use: metrics & statistics for libraries and information providers -- Data Dictionary - This a revision of the 2004 version of the standard
  7. Voted YES on Reactivation of TC46/SC10 Physical Keeping of Documents
  8. Voted YES on Request from International ISBN Agency to become A-category liaison to ISO/TC46 SC4
  9. Provided the following Comments on ISO/CD 24517-2.4, Document management - Engineering document format using PDF - Part 2: Use of ISO 3200-2 including support for long-term preservation (PDF/E-2):

    1) The idea that a specialist community extends a core standard to better suit their domain requirements as engineering are doing here with reference to the use of PDF specifically for engineering documentation is well established, and is definitely the kind of thing that NISO and other standards bodies should encourage (the alternative is less interoperable domain specific standards).

    2) The extensions seem sensible and provide greater grounding for this community.

    3) From a records keeping and digital preservation standpoint obviously there are concerns that encryption is applied sparingly to electronic materials, otherwise long term access and usability is in question. While the standard allows that PDF/E2 documents are not encrypted, our specific concerns are whether or not this default will be applied by software tool developers. We know that's not something that the standard can deal with, but its very relevant to the broader information management context.

    Comments provided by Baden Hughes

  10. Submitted No Comments Provided on New Work Item Proposal for Assessing trusted systems for compliance with industry standards and best practices
  11. Voted NO on New Work Item Proposal for Portable Document Format - Part 2: PDF 2.0 - with the following Comments:

    ASIS&T agrees with the comments provided by NFAIS and does not, in principle agree with the idea of taking company proprietary standards and making them into national or international standards

    Comments provided by Mark Needleman

  12. Provide No Comments on Liaison technical specification ISO/IEC DTS 17023, Conformity Assessment — Guidelines for Determining Duration of Management System Certification Audits
  13. Voted YES on ISO/DTR 18800, Information and documentation -- Implementation guidelines for disposition of records
  14. Voted YES on ISO/DTR 18128, Information and documentation - Risk identification and assessment for records systems
  15. Voted ABSTAIN on New Work Item Proposal, ISO/NP 30302 Information and documentation - Management systems for records - Guidelines for implementation
  16. Voted YES on ISO/CD 18626, Information and documentation -- Interlibrary Loan Transactions - with the following comments:

    Since this is a document under active development ASIST votes YES at this stage. However there are many things in the document that need to be fleshed out, issues that need to be considered, and vague language that needs to be cleared up before we believe this is ready for standardization.

    There are also some complexities of the ILL process that the document does not currently address that we believe need to be considered before this can advance to standardization. Among them are

    a) stages of the ILL process beyond the initial request that the document does not currently consider or deal with

    b) authentication issues of both the borrower and lending agencies

    Comments provided by Mark Needleman - Recommendation for YES vote provided by Gail Thornburg

  17. Voted YES on ISO CD 5127 Information and Documentation - Vocabulary
  18. Voted APPROVE for the election of Gerry Grenier, Senior Director, Publishing Technologies at IEEE, Inc. to the position of Vice-Chair of the NISO Board of Directors for 2013-2014 and Chair for 2014-2015
  19. Voted for the Following People for Election to the NISO Board of Directors:


    Evan Owens, Chief Information Officer at AIP Publishing, LLC
    B. Tommie Usdin, President, Mulberry Technologies, Inc.
    Xuemao Wang, Dean and University Librarian, University of Cincinnati

  20. Cast the following votes on the various parts of ISO/FDIS 3166:


    Voted YES on Proposal to Revise ISO/FDIS 3166-1, Codes for the representation of names of countries and their subdivisions - Part 1: Country codes
    Voted NO on Proposal to Revise ISO/FDIS 3166-2, Codes for the representation of names of countries and their subdivisions - Part 2: Country subdivision code - with the following comment:

    Corrections noted by the US must be addressed before we will approve this document


    Voted YES on Proposal to Revise ISO/FDIS 3166-3, Codes for the representation of names of countries and their subdivisions - Part 3: Code for formerly used names of countries

  21. Voted YES on Approval of Change in Name and Scope for TC46/SC11/WG10
  22. Voted CONFIRM on Systematic Review ISO 10160 and 10161-1 and -2, Information and documentation -- Open Systems Interconnection -- Interlibrary Loan Application Protocol Specification

    The CONFIRM Vote is to keep the old ISO ILL standard active while a new version is under development

  23. Voted YES on Approval of Proposed New Work Item: Develop a Recommended Practice for Exchanging Serial (Periodical) Content
  24. Voted YES on Approval of International ISBN Agency as Category A liaison with ISO TC46 Ballot Question
  25. Voted YES on ISO/DIS 25577, Information and documentation - MarcXchange - with the following comment:

    In the forward the text:

    This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition."

    It could be useful for the non expert reader to see this slightly extended to say:

    "This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition. Valid first first edition records will be compliant with the second edition of the standard." (ie if you read this in detail its obvious, but its never actually stated anywhere that first edition records will be valid second edition records).

    Comment Provided by Baden Hughes

  26. Voted YES on ISO/DIS 16439, Information and documentation -- Methods and procedures for assessing the impact of libraries
  27. Voted YES on ISO/DIS 11620, Information and documentation - Library performance indicators
  28. Decided not to nominate anyone to serve on the ISO Committee handling the Revision of ISO 5127 - Information and documentation
  29. Decided not to nominate anyone to serve on the ISO committee on Proposed ISO New Work Item: How to express records management principles, models and requirements for Enterprise Architects
  30. Decided not to nominate anyone to serve on the ISO commitee that will be working on the Revision of ISO 2108, International Standard Book Number
  31. Decided not to nominate anyone to participate in the ISO Joint Working Group re EPUB3 and METS
  32. Voted YES on ISO/CD 7098, Information and documentation -- Romanization of Chinese
  33. Vote YES on New Work Item Proposal Revision of ISO 3901, Information and Documentation - International Standard Recording Code (ISRC) - with the following comment:

    This sounds like a needed revision that will improve functionality and usability of the ISRC system - Comment provided by Mark Needleman

  34. Voted YES on ISO/DIS 32000-2, Document management- Portable Document Format - Part 2: PDF 2.0
  35. Voted NO on ISO/DIS 18626, Information and documentation - Interlibrary Loan Transactions with the following comments:

    1) We support the comments provided by Lyrasis

    2) We are concerned that there is no language in the standard specifying behavior in an Action just as Recall or Renew is not supported by the library receiving it. While this may be an unusual situation we thing language such as

    "If an action is not supported by the library receiving it, the ILL transaction remains in the state it was as if the action was never sent"

    or language to that effect be added to the document- Section 4.1 Error Data might be the appropriate place to include such language as it would then apply to any situation in which a message can not be processed by the receiving organization

    3) Not a major objection but we thing the use of the word library throughout the standard is limiting. Not all organizations participating in ILL transactions may be libraries in the traditional sense of a library. Organization or entity would be more appropriate and would help indicate that this standard is appropriate for use in many different environments

    Comments provided by Mark Needleman

  36. Voted YES on ISO/DIS 21127, Information and documentation - A reference ontology for the interchange of cultural heritage information