Standards Committee: 2015 Activities (Last Updated 5/21/2015)

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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

  12. Voted AFFIRMATIVE on Approval of ISO/CD 2108, International Standard Book Number (ISBN) as a Draft International Standard
  13. Provided the following Comments on ISO/IEC 2nd CD 27050-1, Information technology - Security techniques - Electronic discovery - Part 1: Overview and concepts:

    For 7.3.3.3 backups - don╣t know if tape is the correct term to use. Virtual tape, cloud solutions as data protection systems are also used. Perhaps the term used should be Data Storage Mediums.

    We are consulting with some folks who are security experts and may have additional comments on future versions of the document

    Since TC46/SC11 is a liaison organization for this ballot, NISO can only provide comments.

    Comments Provided by Marcia Zeng

  14. Voted AFFIRMATIVE on Approval of the nomination of Kate Dolan as 3166/MA new Chairperson
  15. Voted AFFIRMATIVE on Approval of ISO/DIS 15489-1, Information and documentation - Records management - Part 1: Concepts and principles
  16. Voted AFFIRMATIVE on Approval of ISO/DIS 11799, Information and documentation - Document storage requirements for archive and library materials
  17. Voted YES Approval of Janet Shuter as convenor for TC46/SC9/WG12 on Indexes and Indexing

    Submitted Marjorie HLava's Name and Contact Information as a possible member of the Working Group

  18. Voted YES on Approval of JosÚ Macarro as convenor for TC46/SC9/WG2, on International Standard Musical Work Code (ISWC)
  19. Voted NEGATIVE on Approval of New work item proposal: Data Exchange Protocol for Interoperability and Preservation - with the following comment:

    ASIST agrees with the comments made by Los Alamos National Labs that this proposed New Work Item does not take into account modern web based concepts

    Comment provided by Mark Needleman

  20. Voted AFFIRMATIVE on Approval of ISO DTS 18344, Effectiveness of paper deacidification processes

    Thanks to Timothy Dickey for the vote recommendation