Standards Committee Activities 2023
Voted CONFIRM on ISO 25964-2:2013, Information and Documentation – Thesauri and Interoperability with Other Vocabularies – Part 2: Interoperability with other Vocabularies
This part of ISO 25964 is applicable to thesauri and other types of vocabulary that are commonly used for information retrieval. It describes, compares and contrasts the elements and features of these vocabularies that are implicated when interoperability is needed. It gives recommendations for the establishment and maintenance of mappings between multiple thesauri, or between thesauri and other types of vocabularies.
ISO/DTS 28560-4 (Ed 2) Information and documentation – RFID in libraries – Part 4: Encoding of data elements based on rules from ISO/IEC 15962 in an RFID tag with partitioned memory
Voted APPROVE on ISO/DTS 28560-4 (Ed 2) Information and documentation - RFID in libraries - Part 4: Encoding of data elements based on rules from ISO/IEC 15962 in an RFID tag with partitioned memory
This document 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.
Voted YES on NEW Work Item to Create an ANSI NISO Standard to Develop Standard Metadata for Remediation of Content for Accessibility
his ballot is to approve a proposed new work item to create an ANSI/NISO standard to develop standard metadata for remediation of content for accessibility.
Voted CONFIRM on Systematic Review – ISO 20247, Information and Documentation – International Library Item Identifier
This document specifies the International Library Item Identifier (ILII), which is used for the unique identification of items held by libraries and related organizations. The purpose of ILII is to facilitate unique identification of library items when information about htem is shared among library applications.
Voted APPROVE on ISO/FDIS 28560-1, RFID in LIBraries – Part 1: Data Elements and General Guidelines for Implementation
This document specifies a model for the use of radio frequency identification (RFID) tags for items appropriate for the needs of all types of libraries, including national, academic, public, corporate, special, and school.
It provides a framework to ensure interoperability between libraries that exchange library items with RFID tags and specifies a set of data elements and general guidelines for implementation.
Voted YES on approval of NISO Z39.106-202x PRT: Peer Review Terminology as a US National Standard
The Peer Review Terminology (PRT) document identifies and standardizes definitions and terminology in peer review practices in order to help align nomenclature as more publishers use open peer review models. A peer review terminology that is used across publishers will help make the peer review process for articles and journals more transparent, and will enable the community to better assess and compare peer review practices between different journals.
This document provides a data model and encoding rules for the use of radio frequency identification (RFID) tags for items appropriate for the needs of all types of libraries (including national, academic, public, corporate, special, and school libraries).
This document specifies the rules for encoding
1) a subset of data elements taken from the total set of data elements listed in ISO 28560-1 into a basic block, and other data elements into extension blocks onto the RFID tag.
Voted APPROVE on ISO/DIS 21127, Information and documentation – A reference ontology for the interchange of cultural heritage information
The overall scope of this International Standard can be summarised in the simple terms as the curated, factual knowledge about the past at a human scale.
Vote TES with Comments on NISO Z39.103-202x Standards-Specific Ontology Standard
The Standards-Specific Ontology Standard (SSOS) provides a high-level generic ontology which describes the life cycle of consensus-based standardization projects and published standardization deliverables, i.e., standards. Developers, publishers, distributors, and users of standards, including national standards bodies, regional and international standards bodies, standards development organizations, and business, can use SSOS to better structure the life cycle information of their own standards or to better structure and automatically analyze and compare development stages of standardization activities and the life cycle of standards publications.
In the Section “3.9 General Terms and Definitions” of this NISO Z39.103-202X, SSOS: Standards-Specific Ontology Standard, the definitions for ‘taxonomy’, ‘thesaurus’ and ‘ontology’ need to be updated, not just ‘controlled vocabularies”. The first two cited ANSI/NISO Z39.19-2005 R2010. The 3rd one is not officially defined and really need to be updated.
Please consult the ISO 25964-2:2013, align with the Terms and Definitions. E.g., a thesaurus should not be just ‘controlled vocabulary’, but also ‘structured vocabulary’. 
controlled (3.19) and structured vocabulary (3.74) in which concepts (3.17) are represented by terms
(3.84), organized so that relationships between concepts (3.17) are made explicit, and preferred terms
(3.62) are accompanied by lead-in entries for synonyms (3.78) or quasi-synonyms (3.64)
NOTE The purpose of a thesaurus is to guide both the indexer and the searcher to select the same preferred term or
combination of preferred terms to represent a given subject. For this reason a thesaurus is optimized for human
navigability and terminological coverage of a domain.
— ISO 25964-2:2013 Information and documentation — Thesauri and interoperability with other vocabularies — Part 2. Interoperability with other vocabularies. ISO TC 46/SC 9 Working Group on ISO 25964. Approved and published by ISO 2013-03. Info: www.niso.org/schemas/iso25964/
Comments provided by Marjorie Heave and Marcia Zeng
Voted CONFIRM on ISO 832, Information and documentation – Bibliographic description and references – Rules for the abbreviation of bibliographic terms
This International Standard specifies rules for the abbreviation of words and word combinations that commonly appear in bibliographic desciptions and references in languages using the Latin, Cyrillic and Greek alphabets.