The ASIST Standards Committee just cast the following votes
Voted REVISE on Systematic Review – ISO 999, Guidelines for the content, organization and presentation of indexes
Do you recommend ISO 999 be confirmed, revised or withdrawn?
This International Standard offers guidelines for the content, organization and presentation of indexes.
Voted REVISE on Systematic Review – ISO 5963, Methods for examining documents, determining their subjects, and selecting indexing terms
Do you recommend ISO 5963 be confirmed, revised or withdrawn?
This international standard describes recommended procedures for examining documents, determining their subjects, and selecting appropriate indexing terms.
The following comment was submitted for both standards:
ASIST would suggest that for both ISO 999 and 5963 revision is the appropriate action, as these are quite outdated. New environment since 1985 (ISO 5963) and 1996 (ISO 999) has changed a lot and should be addressed accordingly. Some obvious outdated info, e.g., are the ISO standards mentioned (e.g., for thesauri) which was replaced by newer standards already for nearly 10 years. Both of these are still very useful and reverent, though. They should be kept, although it is time to revise them both.
In addition for 5963 the standard be cut in two. Back of the book indexing and other pre-coordinate systems should be in one. Online Indexing for search retrieval indexing using a taxonomy / thesaurus should be Separate.
Comments supplied by Marcia Zeng and Marjorie Hlava