Last updated 12/28/2015

  1. Voted YES on 5 Year Periodic Reaffirmation of ANSI/NISO Z39.14-1997 (R2009) Guidelines for Abstracts

  2. Voted YES on Conversion of ANSI/NISO Z39.23-1997 (R2009) Standard Technical Report Number Format and Creation to Stabilized Maintenance
    Stabilized maintenance removes a standard from the requirement for five-year periodic reviews. It is used for standards that address mature technology or practices and are not likely to require a revision

  3. Voted YES on Conversion of ANSI/NISO Z39.41-1997 (R2009) Placement Guidelines for Information on Spines to Stabilized Maintenance
    Stabilized maintenance removes a standard from the requirement for five-year periodic reviews. It is used for standards that address mature technology or practices and are not likely to require a revision

  4. Voted YES on 5 Year Periodic Review of Review of ANSI/NISO Z39.48-1992 (R2009) Permanence of Paper for Publications and Documents in Libraries and Archives

  5. Had NO comments to provide on ISO/DIS 32000-2, Document management – Portable Document Format- Part 2: PDF 2.0
    NISO is only a liaison to the committee that developed this standard so we can only provide comments on it and not actually vote

  6. Voted AFFIRMATIVE on Approval of Proposed NISO Work Item, Bibliographic Roadmap Projects

  7. Replied that ASIST has NO Experts willing to serve on the revision of the ISO WARC Standard (ISO 28500)

  8. Voted YES on ISO/DIS 30302, Information and documentation – Management systems for records – Guidelines for implementation – being approved for publication

  9. Voted APPROVAL for the Publication of ISO/DIS 7098, Information and documentation – Romanization of Chinese – with the following comments:

    1) Section 8. Tones. Chinese is a tonal language but there with various different Chinese languages and they have different number of tones. Examples given here are, for Mandarin pronunciation (which has four tones, plus the neutral). The introduction notes that this standard is for – Putonghua (Mandarin Chinese)-. Cantonese has nine tones, Hokkien eight. To be accurate,Suggest rewording 8.1 to

    All Chinese languages are tonal. This means that tone affects meaning. The same sound pronounced in different tones can mean very different concepts.

    Each syllable in Mandarin Chinese may have one of four tones or may be toneless.

    Comment provided by Gail Thornburg

    2) Have the rejected suggestions offered by The Council on East Asian Libraries (CEAL) been reconsidered? – ASIST believes they should be

    Comment provided by Marcia Zeng

  10. Voted CONFIRM on Systematic Review of ISO 16245:2009, Information and documentation – Boxes, file covers and other enclosures, made from cellulosic materials, for storage of paper and parchment documents

  11. in response to ISO’s Call for experts to revise ISO index and indexing standards (ISO 999 and ISO 5963) 

    Marjorie Hlava volunteered be involved with this so her name and contact information was submitted to NISO

  12. Voted AFFIRMATIVE on Approval of ISO/CD 2108, International Standard Book Number (ISBN) as a Draft International Standard

  13. Provided the following Comments on ISO/IEC 2nd CD 27050-1, Information technology – Security techniques – Electronic discovery – Part 1: Overview and concepts:For 7.3.3.3 backups – don¹t know if tape is the correct term to use. Virtual tape, cloud solutions as data protection systems are also used. Perhaps the term used should be Data Storage Mediums.

    We are consulting with some folks who are security experts and may have additional comments on future versions of the document

    Since TC46/SC11 is a liaison organization for this ballot, NISO can only provide comments.
    Comments Provided by Marcia Zeng

  14. Voted AFFIRMATIVE on Approval of the nomination of Kate Dolan as 3166/MA new Chairperson

  15. Voted AFFIRMATIVE on Approval of ISO/DIS 15489-1, Information and documentation – Records management – Part 1: Concepts and principles

  16. Voted AFFIRMATIVE on Approval of ISO/DIS 11799, Information and documentation – Document storage requirements for archive and library materials

  17. Voted YES Approval of Janet Shuter as convenor for TC46/SC9/WG12 on Indexes and Indexing Submitted Marjorie HLava’s Name and Contact Information as a possible member of the Working Group

  18. Voted YES on Approval of José Macarro as convenor for TC46/SC9/WG2, on International Standard Musical Work Code (ISWC)
  19. Voted NEGATIVE on Approval of New work item proposal: Data Exchange Protocol for Interoperability and Preservation – with the following comment:ASIST agrees with the comments made by Los Alamos National Labs that this proposed New Work Item does not take into account modern web based concepts

    Comment provided by Mark Needleman

  20. Voted AFFIRMATIVE on Approval of ISO DTS 18344, Effectiveness of paper deacidification processes

    Thanks to Timothy Dickey for the vote recommendation>p>

  21. Voted AFFIRMATIVE on New work item proposal: Transliteration of Thai-Tham- Isan and Thai-Noi – with the following comment:ASIST agrees with the comments provided by NFAIS about the need for the new standard to be tied to the existing one

    Comment provided by Mark Needleman

  22. Voted CONFIRM on Systematic Review of ISO 22310:2006, Information and documentation — Guidelines for standards drafters for stating records management
  23. Voted CONFIRM on Systematic Review of ISO 10754:1996, Information and documentation — Extension of the Cyrillic alphabet coded character set for non-Slavic languages for bibliographic information interchange
  24. Voted CONFIRM on Systematic Review of ISO 2146:2010, Information and documentation — Registry services for libraries and related organizations
  25. Cast the following Votes in the NISO Election:

    Vice-Chair/Chair Elect:

    B. Tommie Usdin (Mulberry Technologies)

    Board of Directors:

    Sayeed Choudhury (The Johns Hopkins University Libraries)
    Chris Shillum (Elsevier)
    Chuck Thomas (USMAI Library Consortium)

  26. Decided not to Nominate anyone in the Call for participation to ISO/TC 46/SC 11/WG14 Records requirements in enterprise architecture

    Did However provide the following Comment:

    ASIST is comfortable with re-nominating the existing experts

  27. Votes YES on Approval of NISO Proposed Work Item, Standardization of ISOSTS, a specific tag set used for standards publishing, and link it officially to JATS (ANSI/NISO Z39.96-2012 JATS: Journal Article Tag Suite)
  28. Voted YES on the publication of ISO/DIS 18461, International museum statistics
  29. Voted REVISE on Systematic Review of ISO 233-3:1999, Information and documentation – Transliteration of Arabic characters into Latin characters – Part 3: Persian language – Simplified transliteration – with the following comment:

    ASIST agrees with the comments submitted by other NISO members that there are certain errors and irregularities in the standard that need to be corrected

  30. Voted YES on ISO/FDIS 9001, Quality management systems – Requirements- to be approved for publication
  31. Voted CONFIRM on Systematic Review of ISO 843:1997, Information and documentation — Conversion of Greek characters into Latin characters
  32. Voted CONFIRM on Systematic Review of ISO 2145:1978, Documentation — Numbering of divisions and subdivisions in written documents
  33. Voted REVISE on Systematic Review of ISO 214:1976 Documentation — Abstracts for publications and documentation – with the following comment

    ASIST supports the comments of AAP and other voters who voted to revise

  34. Voted YES on ISO/DFIS 9000, Quality management systems – Fundamentals and vocabulary
  35. Voted CONFIRM on Systematic Review of ISO 7154:1983, Documentation — Bibliographic filing principles
  36. Voted REVISE on Systematic Review of IS0 9984:1996, Transliteration of Georgian characters into Latin characters – with the following comment:

    ASIST supports the comments by NFAIS: In support of the users who use the transliteration we need to insure that the apostrophe is available as needed

  37. Voted YES on the publication of ISO/FDIS 7098 Information and Documentation – Romanization of Chinese
  38. Voted YES on Appointment of Ms. Claire Sibille as Convenor for TC46/SC4/WG15 Metadata and protocols for long-term preservation

  39. Voted CONFIRM on Systematic Review of ISO 12083:1994 (vers 4) Information and documentation — Electronic manuscript preparation and markup

  40. Voted YES on Approval of ICIA’s request for Category A-Liaison with ISO/TC46/SC9

  41. Voted WITHDRAW on Systematic Review of ISO 8777:1993 (vers 4) Information and documentation — Commands for interactive text searching

    With the Following Comments:

    1) the standard was not implemented to any real degree
    2) there are not a lot of command line interfaces being built these days
    3) the NISO version Z39.58 has already been withdrawn by NISO

    Comments provided by Mark Needleman

  42. Voted REVISE on Systematic Review for Notification of ISO 9706:1994 (vers 4) Information and documentation – Paper for documents – Requirements for permanence – with the following comment:

    ASIST agrees with the comments provided by NFAIS

  43. Voted CONFIRM on Systematic Review for Notification of ISO 11108:1996 Information and documentation – Archival paper – Requirements for permanence and durability

  44. Voted REVISE on Systematic Review for Notification of ISO 11798:1999 (vers 3) Information and documentation – Information and documentation — Permanence and durability of writing, printing and copying on paper – Requirements and test methods – with the following comment:

    ASIST agrees with the comments provided by NFAIS

  45. Voted REVISE on Systematic Review of ISO 690:2010 (Ed 3) Information and documentation — Guidelines for bibliographic references and citations to information resources – with the following comment:

    ASIST agrees with the other comments provided that the standard should be revised

  46. Voted YES on New Work Item Proposal: Revision of ISO 8 Presentation of Periodicals Including PIE-J: The Presentation & Identification of E-Journals

  47. voted YES on Approval before publication of ISO 5127 Information and documentation – Foundation and vocabulary

  48. Voted YES on TC46 Consultation on nomination of SC8 new Secretariat (The Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS))

  49. Voted YES on Approval of NISO Z39.96-201x, JATS: Journal Article Tag Suite (1.1)

  50. Decided not to participate in the ISO Call for P-member bodies to participate in ISO 3166/MA (Maintenance Agency)

  51. Voted NO on ISO New work item proposal: Emergency preparedness and response for cultural heritage – with the following comments:

    1) Before developing a new document for cultural heritage
    material an investigation should be undertaken to determine if the document for library and archival material could also apply to cultural heritage material

    2) If a document for cultural heritage material is going to be developed and its going to be anything like the one (ISO 11799) for library and archival material it hardly merits being an ISO standard. ISO 11799 is merely a collection of useful (sometimes common sense) suggestions and advice that hardly merits being an ISO standard since it doesnt really standardize or mandate anything. Its a useful document that provides some potentially helpful advice and guidance and might make sense being published as a technical report or advisory document but hardly deserves the status of an ISO standard – If a similar document is defined for cultural heritage material and contains the same type of material that is in ISO 11799 it would fall into the same category

    Comments provided by Timothy Dickey and Mark Needleman

  52. Voted CONFIRM on Systematic Review for Notification of ISO 23081-1:2006 (vers 2) Information and documentation – Records management processes i Metadata for records – Part 1: Principles

  53. Voted WITHDRAW on Systematic Review for ISO 9230:2007 (vers 2) Information and documentation – Determination of price indexes for print and electronic media purchased by librarian – with the following comment:

    ASIST agrees with the comment submitted by NFAIS

    Comment submitted by Mark Needleman

  54. Voted CONFIRM on Systematic Review for Notification of ISO 15706-2:2007 (vers 2) Information and documentation – International Standard Audiovisual Number (ISAN) – Part 2; Version Identifier

  55. Voted ABSTAIN on ISO 8784-2 Pulp, paper and board – Microbiological examination – Part 2 Enumeration of bacteria, yeast and mould on surface – due to lack of expertise on the subject area

  56. Voted ABSTAIN on NWIP ISO 8784-2 Microbiological examination – Part 2 Enumeration of bacteria, yeast and mould on surface – due to lack of expertise on the subject area