Last updated 2/12/2017

  1. Voted YES N921, NWIP, Guidelines for Bibliographic references and citations to information

    Question:

    Do you approve, disapprove, or abstain on this NWIP (New Work Item Proposal – ISO TC 46-SC 9, N921, Guidelines for Bibliographic references and citations to information resources?

    Description:

    This International Standard gives guidelines for the preparation of bibliographic references. It also gives guidelines for the preparation of citations in Latin scripts in works that are not themselves primarily bibliographical. It is applicable to bibliographic references and citations to all kinds of information resources, including but not limited to monographs, serials, contributions, patents, cartographic materials, electronic information resources (including research datasets, databases, computer software and social media), music, recorded sound, prints, photographs, graphic and audiovisual works, and moving images. It is not applicable to machine-parsable citations. It is also not applicable to legal citations, which have their own standards.

    This International Standard does not prescribe a particular style of reference or citation. The examples used in this International Standard are not prescriptive as to style and punctuation.
    Annexes A and B make reference to the relevant clause(s) of this International Standard which explain the requirements for referencing or citing printed and electronic information resources. Annex C gives examples of bibliographic references that comply with this International Standard.

  2. Voted APPROVE on ISO/FDIS 15836-1, Information and documentation — The Dublin Core metadata element set — Part 1: Core elements

    Question:

    Do you approve the technical content of the final draft?

    Description:

    This is a ballot for the TC46/SC4 draft standard, ISO/FDIS 15836-1, Information and documentation — The Dublin Core metadata element set — Part 1: Core elements.

    This document establishes 15 core metadata elements for cross-domain resource description. These terms are part of a larger set of metadata vocabularies maintained by the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative. Properties in the /terms/ namespace are included in ISO 15836-2.

    This document does not limit what might be a resource. This document does not provide implementation guidelines. However, the elements are typically used in the context of an application profile which constrains or specifies their use in accordance with local or community-based requirements and policies.

  3. Voted YES on N2621, ISO TC 46 Resolution by correspondence WG4 convenor for 2017-2020

    Question:

    Do you approve Ms. Liu Chunyan as convenor and Mr. Axel Ermert as co-convenor of the working group WG4 “Terminology of information and documentation”?

    Description:

    To allow the future revision of ISO 5127 “Foundations and Vocabulary of information and documentation” according to ISO/TC 46 RESOLUTION 2015-05, it is now proposed to renew the nomination of the WG 4 convenor by correspondence.

    ISO/TC 46 appoints Ms Liu Chunyan as convenor of the working group WG4 “Terminology of information and documentation” for another 3-year-term. Ms Liu Chunyan is supported by SAC (China) as convenor.

    ISO/TC 46 appoints Mr Axel Ermert as co-convenor of the working group WG4 “Terminology of information and documentation” for a 3-year-term. Mr. Axel Ermert is supported by DIN (Germany) as co-convenor.

  4. Voted YES on Proposed resolution for renomination of convenor of ISO/TC 46/WG 3 “Conversion of written languages

    Question:

    Do you approve Mr. Peeter Päll as convenor of ISO/TC 46/WG 3 “Conversion of written languages”?

    Description:

    ISO/TC 46 appoints Mr. Peeter Päll as convenor of the working group WG3 “Conversion of written languages” for another 3-year-term (2017-2020). Mr Päll is supported by EVS (Estonia) as convenor.

  5. Voted YES on N920, NWIP (New Work Item Proposal), Description and presentation of rights information in digital collections

    Question:

    Do you approve the creation of a new project to provide guidelines on the presentation of rights information for digital collections?

    Description:

    This international standard provides guidelines for digital collection services that seek to effectively describe and present rights information. Digital collection here refers to a service providing digital resources in libraries, museums, archives, or other organizations that offer similar resources to their patrons.

  6. Voted REAFFIRM on Review of ANSI/NISO Z39.87-2006 (R2011) Data Dictionary – Technical Metadata for Digital Still Images

    Question:

    Do you approve the reaffirmation of Z39.87?

    Description:

    This ballot is for the periodic review of the published standard ANSI/NISO Z39.87-2006 (R2011) Data Dictionary – Technical Metadata for Digital Still Images. This standard was last reviewed and reaffirmed in 2011.

    In accordance with NISO procedures, all review ballots are accompanied by a recommendation from the responsible leadership committee. NISO’s Content and Collection Management Topic Committee recommends to REAFFIRM the standard.

  7. Voted REAFFIRM on Review of ANSI/NISO Z39.43-1993 (R2011) Standard Address Number (SAN) for the Publishing Industry

    Question:

    Do you approve the reaffirmation of Z39.43?

    Description:

    This ballot is for the periodic review of the published standard ANSI/NISO Z39.43-1993 (R2011) Standard Address Number (SAN) for the Publishing Industry. This standard was last reviewed and reaffirmed in 2011.

    In accordance with NISO procedures, all review ballots are accompanied by a recommendation from the responsible leadership committee. NISO’s Content and Collection Management Topic Committee recommends to REAFFIRM the standard

  8. Voted WITHDRAW with comments on Review of / Withdraw ANSI/NISO Z39.84-2005 (R2010) Syntax for the Digital Object Identifier

    Question:

    Should ANSI/NISO Z39.84 be withdrawn?

    Description:

    In accordance with NISO procedures, all review ballots are accompanied by a recommendation from the responsible leadership committee. The Content and Collections Management Topic Committee recommends a vote to WITHDRAW the standard. ISO 26324:2012 Information and documentation — Digital object identifier system is now available. Experts have noted that material covered in Z39.84 is addressed in the ISO standard, sometimes in more up-to-date ways. It would be better to coalesce efforts to keep the International standard updated rather than the ANSI/NISO one

    Comments:

    ASIST concurs with the comments of NLM and NFAIS about making sure that ISO standards are available and affordable and notes that NISO continues to maintain Z39.50 as a US National Standard even though there is an equivalent ISO version ISO3950 – If we recall correctly one of the major reasons for doing this was concern over the availability and affordability of ISO standards. With Z39.50 there was also the concern with the slow pace and cumbersome process of making changes to ISO standards and felt having that flexibility justified the maintenance of a US standard

    Comments provided by Mark Needleman

  9. Voted YES on ISO TC 46 CIB Consultation on nomination of Vice-chair of ISO 3166/MA

    Question:

    Do you approve Mr. Jaap Akkerhuis as Vice-chair of ISO 3166/MA for a 3-year term?

    Description:

    Following last 2-3 February meeting of the ISO 3166/MA, Mr. Jaap Akkerhuis from ICANN has been nominated as Vice-chair of the MA for a 3-year term.