Last updated 5/7/2019

  1. Ballot on nomination of 2 rotating members of ISO 3166/MA
    Voted for

    Japan
    Kenya

    for nomination for 2 rotating memberships on the ISO 3166 Maintenance Agency

    Question:

    Which two (2) countries do you select to serve on the ISO 3166/MA?

    Description:

    Following the call for P-NMB wanting to participate in ISO 3166/MA – document N2747 dated 2018-10-23 – we received the following five candidatures: from Australia (SA), China (SAC), Japan (JISC), Kenya (KEBS) and Spain (UNE).
    A new consultation is now open to approve the nomination of two rotating members amongst those who expressed their interest in becoming member of the ISO 3166/MA for a 2-year mandate (20192020) in accordance with subclause 2.1.3.2 Rotating ISO Pmembers of the Terms of reference for the maintenance of ISO 3166. Australia won’t be included in the possibilities as SA is already a rotating member until the end of 2019.

    Reminder:

    SA and SCC (Canada) are rotating members for 2018-2019. JISC and SAC were rotating members in 2016-2018. KEBS was rotating member in 2016-2017. AFNOR, ANSI, BSI, DIN and SIS are the permanent member bodies.

  2. Voted YES on Resolution to Disband ISO/TC46/SC10/WG3

    Question:

    Do you agree with the disbandment of ISO/TC46/SC10/WG3 according to the ISO Directives Part 1?

    Description:

    As no project is being developed under ISO/TC 46/SC 10/WG 3, “Holdings Management”, the WG needs to be disbanded by the decision of the committee in accordance with subclause 1.12.4 of the ISO/IEC Directives part 1.

  3. Voted YES on Resolution Disbanding TC46/SC8 WG 8 and WG9

    Question:

    Do you agree to the proposed resolution to disband TC46/SC8 WG8 and WG9?

    Description:

    TC46 SC8 is proposing resolutions to disband two of their working groups – WG8 and WG9 since there is no work for them to do.

  4. Voted APPROVE on ISO/CD 30300, Records Management – Core concepts and vocabulary

    Question:

    Do you approve the circulation of the draft as a DIS?

    Description:

    This document contains the terms and definitions of the concepts used in ISO/TC46/SC11 products related to records management.

  5. Voted APPROVE on ISO/FDIS 21248, Quality Assessment

    Question:

    Do you approve the technical content of the final draft?

    Description:

    This document defines terms for the quality assessment of national libraries and specifies the following methods for the assessment of

    – performance measurement, and
    – impact assessments.

  6. Voted YES on NISO Z39.96-201x, JATS: Journal Article Tag Suite (1.2) – with the comment below

    Question:

    Do you approve this revised standard (NISO Z39.96, JATS 1.2) for publication as an American National Standard

    Description:

    This voting pool is to approve the publication of the standard NISO Z39.96-201x, JATS: Journal Article Tag Suite (1.2), as an American National Standard.

    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 1.1 published in 2015, and includes input determined by the NISO JATS Standing Committee pursuant to its ANSI-approved Continuous Maintenance process.

    Comment:

    We noticed some editorial errors that should be reviewed before the standard is published

    For instance in the Forward

    In the section about 2018 version, it said:

    “We have added four new attributes for naming (and possibly linking to) a general or controlled taxonomy or
    vocabulary and a specific term within the vocabulary: @vocab, @vocab-identifier, @vocab-term, and @vocab-identifier.”

    You can tell the 2nd and 4th are the same. In the real document, there is a “@vocab-term-identifier” for Vocabulary/Taxonomy Term Identifier, which we believe should be the correct one.

    We suggest that the entire document be reviewed for similar errors that should be corrected before publication occurs

    Comment provided by Marcia Zeng and Mark Needleman

  7. Voted APPROVE on Ballot on approval of ISO/CD 22038 as a DIS

    Question:

    Do you approve the circulation of the draft as a DIS?

    Description:

    This document provides ways for digital collections to effectively present rights information to their end-users. Digital collection here refers to a service providing resources in digital form, especially resources in libraries, museums, archives or other organizations that offer similar resources to their patrons. Rights information here refers to the intellectual property rights and related access/usage rights concerning the resources.

  8. Voted YES on LB Registration of Blockchain RM Technical Report

    Question:

    Do you endorse the development of a Technical Report for ‘Records Management with Blockchain’?

    Description:

    As agreed in resolution 20/2017-05, WG 17 has commenced preparatory work for a Technical report for Records Management with Blockchain, lead by Project Leader Sungjae Kim (KATS).
    A Draft document was circulated to WG 17 for comments, and Mr. Kim has now responded to these comments and provided an updated Draft. At this stage, we are launching a Committee Internal Ballot to endorse the registration of this project and for a Technical Report to be developed for publication.

  9. Voted APPROVE on ISO/FDIS 8, Presentation and identification of periodicals

    Question:

    Do you approve the technical content of the final draft (ISO/FDIS 8)?

    Description:

    This document establishes the minimum characteristics required for the presentation and identification of periodicals including not only the obvious traditional elements that print periodicals typically display (e.g. title, ISSN, publisher, date), but also the “footprints” of periodicals published on digital dynamic media that enable them to be traced along the path of their history, such as changes of URL and publisher or content provider. Furthermore, this document provides information about persistent identifiers, using ISSN, and citation of periodicals (especially when published online or digitized and when titles have changed). It also makes specific recommendations for presentation and identification aspects of retrospective digitization of periodicals.

  10. Voted YES on Approval of Proposed New Work Item: Create a New Standard: Criteria for Indexes

    Question:

    Do you approve of a Proposed New Work Item: Create a New Standard: Criteria for Indexes

    Description:

    This ballot is to approve a proposed new work item on the development of a standard for criteria for indexes

  11. Voted YES on Resolution to nominate ISO 3166-1 to 3 project leader

    Question:

    Do you approve the resolution nominating Elisabeth Porteneuve as project leader for the revision of ISO 3166 Parts 1 to 3?

    Description:

    Following ISO TC46/WG2 recommendation, a vote to open to approve the resolution nominating Elisabeth Porteneuve as ISO 3166- Parts 1 to 3 the new project leader.

  12. Voted CONFIRM with comments on Systematic Review – ISO 25577, MarcXchange

    Question:

    Do you recommend that ISO 25577:2013, MarcXchange be confirmed, revised or withdrawn?

    Description:

    This International Standard specifies the requirements for a generalized XML-based exchange format for bibliographic records as well as other types of metadata.

    Comments:

    4.1 g) Embeddeddata — “can be used an number of embedded fields…” presumably should be “any number”

    g) 1) 1) Format (optional): identifies the MARC format (examples: MARC21, UNIMARC, danMARC2,
    Ibermarc);
    thought these are just examples don’t believe MARC21 supports embedded data per se.

    Annex A, p. 7 contains several regular expressions which to readers unfamiliar might be confusing
    — might help to have a note on the existence of these since there are a lot of different types.

    Annex B (Informative)

    B.1 Marc 21 example of bib leader is this really supposed to be 23 in length vs 24 ?

    B.1 also the 008 — 27 in length vs 40 ?? According to MARC21 this should be 40 in length.
    920219s1993 caua j 000 0 eng

    A more general comment on Annex B:

    On the whole these are good examples.

    Example for MARC21 looks odd, though, compared with the UNIMARC and danMARC2. MARC21 example is juvenile literature,
    while the examples for the other formats focus on multi-volume cases with embedded data relationships.
    Might be clearer to include (or add) a MARC21 example describing a multivolume set, with perhaps linking entry fields
    (76X-78X) since those might be used in such a case to include cross references to items from the main record.

    Comments provided by Gail Thornburg

  13. Voted APPROVE with comments on Approval of ISO/DIS 3297 for Publication

    Question:

    Do you approve the technical content of ISO/DIS 3297?

    Description:

    This document defines and promotes the use of a standard code (ISSN) for the unique identification of serials and other continuing resources

    Comments:

    Section 7 ISSN clusters: The introductory paragraph seems a little sketchy, considering the import/potential of such clusters (for searching, FRBR-izing, and other activities).

    ISO/DIS 3297:2019(E)
    7 ISSN Clusters
    When the ISSN Registration authority identifies the need for resource clusters such as to group all the earlier and later titles, it will publish in the ISSN Manual definitions and processes for the assignment of new classes of ISSN to clusters of that sort.

    Comments provide by Gail Thornburg

  14. Voted APPROVE on ISO/DTR 22428, Records management in the cloud environment: Issues and concerns

    Question:

    Do you approve the draft for publication?

    Description:

    The purpose of this document is to provide organizations with an understanding of the issues and risks that may arise when performing record management tasks using cloud services.

  15. Voted APPROVE on SO/DIS 16175-1, Processes and functional requirements for software for managing records – Part 1: Digital records

    Question:

    Do you approve the technical content of ISO/DIS 16175-1?

    Description:

    This document provides model, high-level functional requirements and associated guidance for software applications that are intended to manage digital records (including digital copies of analogue source records), either as the main purpose of the application or as a part of an application that is primarily intended to enable other business activities.

  16. Vote APPROVE on : ISO/DIS 16175-2, Processes and functional requirements for software for managing records – Part 2: Guidance

    Question:

    Do you approve the technical content of ISO/DIS 16175-2?

    Description:

    This international standard provides guidelines for the decision making around selection, design, implementation and maintenance of software for managing records, according to the principles specified in ISO 15489-1.

  17. Voted APPROVE on : ISO/CD 690, Guidelines for bibliographic references and citations

    Question:

    Do you approve the technical content of ISO/CD 690?

    Description:

    This document 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.

  18. Voted CONFIRM on Systematic Review of ISO 16439, Methods and procedures for assessing the impapct of libraries

    Question:

    Do you recommend ISO 16439, Methods and procedures for assessing the impact of libraries be confirmed, revised, or withdrawn?

    Description:

    This International Standard defines terms for impact assessment of libraries and specifies methods for such assessment.

  19. Voted CONFIRM on Systematic Review – ISO 11620, Library performance indicators

    Question:

    Do you recommend ISO 11620, Library performance indicators be confirmed, revised or withdrawn

    Description:

    ISO 11620:2014, Information and documentation – Library performance indicators

  20. Voted CONFIRM on Systematic Review – ISO 11940 – Transliteration of Thai

    Question:

    Do you recommend that ISO 11940 be confirmed, revised or withdrawn?

    Description:

    This International Standard establishes a system for the transliteration of Thai characters into Roman characters. One set of rules is provided for a completely reversible stringent conversion where principles of transliteration are applied without exception.

  21. Voted CONFIRM on ISO/TS 18344, Effectiveness of paper deacidification processes

    Question:

    Do you recommend ISO/TS 18344, Effectiveness of paper deacidification processes be confirmed, revised, or withdrawn?

    Description:

    This Technical Specification defines test methods and minimum requirements for paper deacidification processes regarding their effectiveness and consistency.

  22. Voted CONFIRM on ISO 14416, Requirements for binding of books, periodicals, serials and other paper documents for archive and library use

    Question:

    Do you recommend ISO 14416, Requirements for binding of books, periodicals, serials and other paper documents for archive and library use – Methods and materials be confirmed, revised or withdrawn?

    Description:
    This International Standard is applicable to the binding of books, periodicals and archive documents which have special requirements for durability and permanence.

  23. Voted CONFIRM on Systematic Revieiw – ISO 11800,Requirements for binding materials and methods use in the manuacture of books

    Question:

    Do you recommend ISO 11800, Requirements for binding materials and methods used in the manufacture of books

    Description:

    This International Standard specifies manufacturing methods and materials that will result in durable hard cover and soft cover binding for books manufactured in commercial quantities.

  24. Voted DISAPPROVE on ISO/NP 24138, International Standard Content Code (ISCC)

    Question:

    Do you approve, disapprove or abstain on this NWIP?

    Description:

    The International Standard Content Code (ISCC), is a generic digital media identifier that works consistently across different media types (text, image, audio, video).

    Comment:

    ASIST has seen no evidence that there is a community need or demand for such a standard and given the numerous identification standards already in existence feels that this would be needed, superfluous and unlikely to achieve wide adoption

    In addition while the standard does mention the ability for registration authorities to exist, it provide no guidance or mechanisms for certification of any authorities that might decide to become registration authorities or rules for their operation. Also ASIST is concerned that the standard does not specifically prevent registration authorities for charging for any resolution services they may provide (nor does it define any such services that are required to be provided by a registration authority) – and feels that any charging mechanism developed by a registration authority would be an impediment to potential users of any ISCC that was developed

    Comment provided by Mark Needleman

  25. Voted APPROVE on ISO/DIS 15836-2, The Dublin Core metadata element set – Part 2: DCMI properties and classes

    Question:

    Do you approve of the technical content of ISO/DIS 15836-2?

    Description:

    This document establishes a vocabulary for cross-domain resource description, known as the Dublin Core metadata terms. It includes all of the properties and classes in the main namespace of DCMI Metadata Terms.

  26. Voted to SUPPORT ISO 3166 Maintenance Agency decision not to assign a 3 letter alpha code to SARK

    Question:

    After having considered the elements at your disposal, do you support the ISO 3166 Maintenance Descision?

    Description:

    This ballot is to consider and decide on BSI’s appeal on ISO 3166/MA decision N0990 not to allocate a country code to Sark.

    BSI appealed against ISO 3166/MA decision not to allocate an alpha-3 code to Sark following the results of the ISO 3166/MA ballot N986 “BSI request for a reserved code for Sark” (7 countries voted against, 1 country voted in favour)

  27. Voted APPROVE on ISO/FDIS 15511, International standard identifier for libraries and related organizations (ISIL)

    Question:

    Do you approve the technical content of the final draft?

    Description:

    This document specifies the International Standard identifier for libraries and related organizations (ISIL), which comprises a set of standard identifiers used for the unique identification of libraries and related organizations such as museums and archives with a minimum impact on already existing systems.