[okfn-discuss] Fwd: [sparc open data] NISO Leadership Edit New Book on Standards in Information Exchange

Diane Mercier, Ph.D. diane.mercier at gmail.com
Sat Jun 27 17:58:18 UTC 2015


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Sujet : 	[sparc open data] NISO Leadership Edit New Book on Standards in 
Information Exchange
Date : 	Fri, 26 Jun 2015 18:02:32 -0400
De : 	NISO Announce <niso-announce at niso.org>
Pour : 	NISO Announce <niso-announce at niso.org>

The Association of Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) 
division of the American Library Association has published a new book 
edited by Todd A. Carpenter, the Executive Director of the National 
Information Standards Organization (NISO). The Critical Component: 
Standards in the Information Exchange Environment explores the process 
of developing information standards, the value of standards for 
libraries, publishing and the intermediaries that serve both 
communities. The book is published by ALCTS Publishing and is available 
in both print and electronic-book format. Carpenter, Nettie Lagace, 
NISO's Associate Director for Programs, and Cynthia Hodgson, recently 
retired NISO Editor, all contributed chapters to this publication.

"Although we rely on standards every day to access, retrieve, and 
display digital content, few understand how these critical components in 
that process are developed or deployed," said Carpenter describing the 
book's aims. "Many people have commented to me that the development of 
standards is a procedural 'black box' -something that is difficult to 
comprehend or navigate. By creating this work, we hope to illuminate 
that process as well as describe the necessary role that standards play 
in our digital content ecosystem."

"As the first ALCTS Monograph, this publication sets a high bar of 
content and form for the series, including a newly accessible epub 
format for our publication program," said Jeanne Drewes, ALCTS 
Monographs Editor. The idea for this book came from the NISO emails that 
I had received over the years from Cindy Hepfer, then the ALCTS 
representative to NISO. Her "standards" outreach to the library 
community was the seed for the need and she was instrumental in 
connecting ALCTS to the NISO team that brought this idea into reality."

The book includes chapters on: the overall need for standards in content 
distribution; the formality of standards; the process and players 
involved in standards development; the description of information 
objects, digital preservation, identifiers, marketing standards, getting 
involved in the process as well as the future needs for information 
standards. Following each chapter is a case study describing real-world 
implications of these themes.

In addition to Carpenter, Lagace, and Hodgson, many esteemed industry 
thought-leaders contributed to the book including:

  * Norman Paskin, International DOI Foundation
  * Regina Romano Reynolds, Library of Congress
  * Diane I. Hillmann, Metadata Management Associates
  * Lisa Gregory, North Carolina Digital Heritage Center
  * Bill Kasdorf, Apex Content Solutions
  * Janifer Gatenby, OCLC
  * Adam Chandler, Cornell University Library
  * George Kerscher, DAISY Consortium
  * Laura Dawson, ProQuest
  * Marshall Breeding, Library Technology Guides Founder & Editor
  * Ted Koppel, Auto-Graphics
  * Kate Witteberg, Portico

and many others.

"In fact, everyone who inhabits any sector of the global information 
ecosystem should be interested in and at least minimally knowledgeable 
about standards. Twenty-first century libraries, information services 
and publications of all kinds simply wouldn't be usable without the 
support of standards," wrote Cindy Hepfer, recently retired librarian at 
State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, in her Introduction.

The Critical Component: Standards in the Information Exchange 
Environment is now available in print (ISBN13: 978-0-8389-8744-5) from 
the ALA Annual Conference Store in San Francisco and from the ALA Store 
online:http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=11483. Review copies 
are available by contacting the Christine McConnell in the ALCTS office 
atcmcconnell at ala.org <mailto:cmcconnell at ala.org>. A PDF ebook (ISBN: 
978-0-8389-8745-2) and EPUB (ISBN: 978-0-8389-8746-9) bundle will be 
available in mid-July through the ALA Store online.

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