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Standards Committee Activities 2021

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.

ISO Votes – May 2021

May 17, 2021

Voted on the Following ISO Standards in May 2021

1)  Voted CONFIRM on Systematic Review – ISO 9230:2007, Determination of price indexes for print and electronic media

Question:

Do you recommend ISO 9230:2007 be confirmed, revised or withdrawn?

Description:

This International Standard specifies a method for the determination of price indexes relating to the prices of print and electronic media acquire by libraries. It is not meant for calculating a price index of the national media production. The media included are restricted to books, serials and databases.

2)  Voted CONFIRM on Systematic Review – ISO 18461: 2016, International museum statistics

Question:

Do you recommend ISO 18461: 2016 be confirmed, revised, or withdrawn?

Description:

This International Standard specifies rules for the museum community on the collection and reporting of statistics. It provides definitions and counting procedures for all types of resources and services that museums offer to their users.

3)  Voted CONFIRM on Systematic Review – ISO/TS 28560-4:2014, RFID in libraires – Encoding of data elements

Question:

Do you recommend ISO/TS 28560-4: 2014 be confirmed, revised or withdrawn?

Description:

This part of ISO 28560 defines rules for ISO 28560-1 data elements to be encoded in radio frequency identification (RFID) tags with a memory structure that is partitioned into four memory banks. This primarily applies to ISO/IEC 18000-63 (previously known as ISO/IEC 18000-6 Type C) operating in the UHF frequency, but not necessarily restricted to this technology.

4)  Voted CONFIRM on Systematic Review – ISO 12083, Electronic manuscript preparation and markup

Question:

Do you recommend ISO 12083:1994 be confirmed, revised or withdrawn?

Description:

This International Standard presents four document type definitions and additional facilities conforming to ISO 8879. This International Standard is intended to provide document architectures for the creation and interchange of books, articles, and serial publications.

5)  Voted CONFIRM on Systematic Review – ISO 8777:1993, Commands for interactive text searching

Question:

Do you recommend ISO 8777:1993 be confirmed, revised or withdrawn?

Description:

This International Standard specifies a basic set of commands for the interactive search of retrieval systems data and the types of response expected from the processing system.

NISO Election Votes

May 17, 2021

Cast the Following Votes in the NISO Elections:

For Vice-Chair/Chair Elect:

Maria Stanton (Director of Production, Atla)

Board of Directors:

Jonathan Clark (DOI Foundation)
Salwa Ismail (University of California, Berkeley Library)
Peter Murray (Index Data, LLC)

ISO/FDIS 24083, International archives statistics

March 16, 2021

Voted APPROVE on ISO/FDIS 24083, International archives statistics

Question:

Do you approve the technical content of ISO/FDIS 24083?

Description:

This document specifies guidelines for the archives community on the collection and reporting of statistics.

Proposal to Develop a Recommended Practice to Update Author Name Changes in the Academic Publication Record after Publication as a Result of Identity Change

February 22, 2021

Voted YES on Proposal to Develop a Recommended Practice to Update Author Name Changes in the Academic Publication Record after Publication as a Result of Identity Change

Question:

Do you approve of a Proposed New Work Item: Develop a Recommended Practice to Update Author Name Changes in the Academic Publication Record after Publication as a Result of Identity Change?

Description:

This ballot is to approve a proposed new work item to develop a Recommended Practice to update author name changes in the academic publication record after publication as a result of identity change.

ISO/DIS 18626, Interlibrary loan transactions

February 18, 2021

Voted DISAPPROVE on ISO/DIS 18626, Interlibrary loan transactions

Question:

Do you approve the technical content of the draft?

Description:

This document specifies the transactions between libraries or libraries and other agencies to handle requests for library items and the following exchange of messages.

Comments:

1. Section 5.2.1 of the standard and Appendix F (Informative) both specify the use of HTTP and/or HTTPS as the transport protocols required
There is no need to specify HTTP/HTTPS in implementation profiles since they are defined as required in the main portion of the standard itself.

2. The ASIST standards committee believes it is a mistake to require HTTP/HTTPS as the required transport protocol in either the standard or all implementation profiles.

We don’t believe that any transport protocol should be defined as required in the standard itself and all implementation profiles. We have no objection to the requirement of using HTTP/HTTPS in a specific implementation profile but feel that individual implementation profiles should be free to specify other transport protocols in order to use those that are appropriate for the environments appropriate to the implementations
they are intended to support and to leave open the possibility of using other transport protocols as new technologies are developed

This comment could also apply to the use of XML. However XML has become so ubiquitous that we don’t see the requirement for its use as  being as much of a restriction as long  as the ability to define additional XML schemas is preserved.