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Standards Committee Activities 2021

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.

Systematic Review – ISO 7098:2015, Information and documentation – Romanization of Chinese

February 13, 2021

Voted YES on Systematic Review – ISO 7098:2015, Information and documentation – Romanization of Chinese

Question:

Do you recommend ISO 7098 be confirmed, revised or withdrawn?

Description:

This International Standard explains the principles of the Romanization of Modern Chinese Putonghua (Mandarin Chinese), the official language of the People’s Republic of China as defined in the Directives for the Promotion of Putonghua, promulgated on 1956-02-06 by the State Council of China. This International Standard can be applied in documentation of bibliographies, catalogues, indices, toponymic lists, etc.

Terms of Reference for the maintenance of ISO 3166

February 8, 2021

Voted YES on Terms of reference for the maintenance of ISO 3166

Question:

Do you approve the attached Terms of Reference for the maintenance of ISO 3166?

Description:

Terms of reference for the maintenance of ISO 3166 Codes for the representation of names of countries and their subdivisions.

NISO New Work Item – Create an ANSI/NISO standard for the interchange of academic, research, and professional content, data, and semantics

January 9, 2021

Voted Yes on NISO – New Work Item – Create an ANSI/NISO standard for the interchange of academic,research, and professional content, data, and semantics

Question: Do you approve of a Proposed New Work Item: Create an ANSI/NISO standard for the interchange of academic, research, and professional content, data, and semantics? Description: This ballot is to approve a proposed new work item to create an ANSI/NISO standard for the interchange of academic, research, and professional content, data, and semantics