International Organization for Standardization (ISO): Standards Under Consideration

ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is the world’d largest developer and publisher of international standards. Many of these standards relate to matters of interest and concern to law libraries and law librarians. Part of their process for standards development is to prepare drafts to various interested groups for comment and review. The following are among the standards currently under review by various groups, including the American Association of Law Libraries.:*

ISO TC 46 Open Ballots These ballots are in progress. Please send your vote and comments to:

ISO/DIS 23081-2, Information and documentation — Records management processes for Metadata — Part 2: Conceptual and implementation issues
Ballot closes: 2008-06-18
Comments due to NISO: 2008-06-04
See proposed standard

ISO/DTR 28118, Information and documentation — Performance indicators for national libraries
Ballot closes: 2008-05-04
Comments due to NISO: 2008-04-18
See proposed standard

ISO/CD 27729, Information and documentation — International Standard Name Identifier (ISNI)
Ballot closes: 2008-04-26
Comments due to NISO: 2008-04-11
See proposed standard

ISO/CD 26324, Information and documentation — Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Ballot closes: 2008-04-24
Comments due to NISO: 2008-04-10
See proposed standard

ISO/CD 690, Information and documentation — Guidelines for bibliographic references and citations to information resources Note: Note: This revision combines the two parts of the previous standard.
Ballot closes: 2008-04-23
Comments due to NISO: 2008-04-09
See proposed standard

ISO/DIS 8459, Information and documentation — Bibliographic data element directory
Ballot closes: 2008-04-02
Comments due to NISO: 2008-03-19
See proposed standard

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* Many thanks to Andrea Rabbia, AALL OBS-SIS Chair for bringing this information to our attention via e-mail.

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