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Standards Committee Activities 2021

ISO/FDIS 10957, International standard music number (ISMN)

October 26, 2021

Voted ABSTAIN with comments on ISO/FDIS 10957, International standard music number (ISMN)

Question:

Do you approve the technical content of ISO/FDIS 10957?

Description:

This document specifies the International standard music number (ISMN), which is a means of uniquely identifying editions of notated music. It specifies the assignment of a unique ISMN on such editions to distinguish one edition of a title or one separate component of an edition from all other editions. This document also specifies the construction of an ISMN and its location of editions of notated music.

Comments:

ISO 10957 (ISMN) – We have a couple of simple and fundamental concerns here,
It is frustrating that this must be a separate id system, co-existing with ISBN, though the text of the standard does offer some justification.
The standard’s basic definition of “edition” is too vague for this type of bibliographic entity; it is especially weak considering the potential complexity of parts/ items associated with a complete published manifestation. The main intent of the standard seems to be to allow publishers to apply a single ID number to each published “edition,” but the central definition is problematic in the realm of music.
(It may be the case that the publishing industry finds this definition sufficient for their purposes, in which case the standard would be fine.)

Comments provided by Timothy Dickey

Create a NISO Recommended Practice for Integrating Publisher and Repository Workflows to Improve Research Data-Article Links

September 26, 2021

Voted YES on NISO New work Item to Create a NISO Recommended Practice for Integrating Publisher and Repository Workflows to Improve Research Data-Article Links

Question:

Do you approve of a Proposed New Work Item: Integrating Publisher and Repository Workflows to Improve Research Data-Article Links?

Description:

This ballot is to approve a proposed new work item to create a NISO Recommended Practice to integrate publisher and repository workflows to improve research data-article links

Create a NISO Recommended Practice for unique electronic resource package identifiers

September 3, 2021

Voted YES on Create a NISO Recommended Practice for unique electronic resource package identifiers

Question:

Do you approve of a Proposed New Work Item: Create a NISO Recommended Practice for unique electronic resource package identifiers?

Description:

This ballot is to approve a proposed new work item to create a NISO Recommended Practice for unique electronic resource package identifiers.

Systematic Review – ISO 11940, Transliteration of Thai characters

August 8, 2021

Voted CONFIRM on Systematic Review – ISO 11940, Transliteration of Thai characters

Question:

Do you recommend ISO 11940 be confirmed, revised or withdrawn?

Description:

This part of ISO 11940 includes pronunciation rules and conversion tabled of Thai consonants and vowels.

This ballot is a review ballot to ensure the standard is still current/valid for the current technology.

Systematic Review – ISO 17933, GEDI – Generic Electronic Document Interchange

August 8, 2021

Voted CONFIRM on Systematic Review – ISO 17933, GEDI – Generic Electronic Document Interchange

Question:

Do you recommend ISO 17933 be confirmed, revised or withdrawn?

Description:

This International Standard specifies a format for exchange of electronic document copies between computer systems. The format includes the definition of a GEDI Header containing information about the requester, Supplier, and format of the document and relevant bibliographic information. This International Standard is applicable to computer systems supporting Interlibrary Loan and Document Transmission applications.

Withdrawal ISO 10754, Extension of the Cyrillic alphabet character set

July 25, 2021

Voted APPROVE on Withdrawal ISO 10754, Extension of the Cyrillic alphabet character set

Question:

Do you agree with the proposal for withdrawal of ISO 10754?

Description:

Resolution 2021/08 – Withdrawal of ISO 10754:1996 – ISO/TC 46/SC4 – notes the comments and the ballot results of the Systematic Review of ISO 10754: 1996: “Extension of the Cyrillic alphabet coded character set for non-Slavic languages for bibliographic information interchange in document N1229 and resolves to withdraw the ISO 10754:1996 due to no usage or adoption in at least five countries.

Withdrawal ISO 21047, Information and documentation – International Standard Text Code (ISTC)

July 25, 2021

Voted APPROVE on Withdrawal ISO 21047, Information and documentation – International Standard Text Code (ISTC)

Question:

Do you agree with the proposal for withdrawal of ISO 21047?

Description:

ISO/TC 46/SC 9 notes the recommendation of ISO/TC 46/SC 9/AHG 2 (ISO TC 46/SC 9/AHG 2/N 18) to withdraw ISO 21047:2007 Information and documentation – International Standard Text Code. It further notes that the appointed registration authority ceased trading some time ago, that attempts to identify a replacement registration authority have not been successful, and that in the absence of a registration authority, existing registrations are inaccessible and new registrations cannot be made. ISO/TC 46/SC 9 resolves to withdraw ISO 21047:2007, Information and documentation –International Standard Text Code (ISTC) and requests its Committee Manager communicate this decision to ISO Central Secretariat.

NISO Z39.4-202x, Criteria For Indexes

July 2, 2021

Voted YES with Comments on NISO Z39.4-202x, Criteria For Indexes

Question:

Do you approve this standard (NISO Z39.4, Criteria for Indexes) for publication as an American National Standard?

Description:

This standard provides guidelines for the content, organization, and presentation of indexes used for the retrieval of documents and parts of documents. It deals with the principles of indexing regardless of the type of material indexed, the indexing method used, the medium of the index, or the method of presentation for searching. It emphasizes three processes essential for all indexes: comprehensive design, vocabulary management, and syntax.

Comments:

While the standard should be approved there are certain issue that need to be considered either before the current standard is officially approved or in a future version:

1.Since it aims to have indexes covering the museum catalogs/collections (2.2 Types of Documents), the standard consider archival finding aids?
2.The appendix listed some controlled vocabularies, but they are still limited and need to be expanded
3.As more research reports are required to include the datasets, the standard should be be able to guide the related actions? (So far it does not address these.)
[E.g., the whole 6 Types of Indexes, especially on:
6.3 Indexes by Type or Extent of Indexable Matter
a. Full text of documents
b. Abstracts
c. Titles only
d. First lines only (for example, first lines of poems)]

Comments provided by Marcia Zeng

New NISO Committee to Develop Taxonomy for Peer Review

June 24, 2021

Voted YES on Create an ANSI/NISO standard for a taxonomy for peer review

Question:

Do you approve of a Proposed New Work Item: Create an ANSI/NISO standard for a taxonomy for peer review?

Description:

This ballot is to approve a proposed new work item to create an ANSI/NISO standard for a taxonomy for peer review.

NISO Z39.96-202x, JATS: Journal Article Tag Suite (1.3)

May 26, 2021

Voted YES on NISO Z39.96-202x, JATS: Journal Article Tag Suite (1.3)

Question:

Do you approve this revised standard (NISO Z39.96, JATS 1.3) for publication as an American National Standard?

Description:

The purpose of the NISO Journal Article Tag Suite (NISO JATS) standard is to define a suite of XML elements and attributes that describes the content and metadata of journal articles—including research and non-research articles, letters, editorials, book and product reviews—with the intent of providing a common format in which publishers and archives can exchange journal content. This standard is a revision of JATS 1.2 published in 2019, and includes input determined by the NISO JATS Standing Committee pursuant to its ANSI-approved Continuous Maintenance process.