[open-bibliography] Fwd: NISO Publishes Annual Year in Review Issue of Information Standards Quarterly

Jakes Rawlinson brajakes at gmail.com
Tue Apr 9 09:43:59 UTC 2013

Hi all,

If this is cross posting, my apologies, but thought this might be of
interest to the list?



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From: Cynthia Hodgson <chodgson at niso.org>
Date: 8 April 2013 22:58
Subject: NISO Publishes Annual Year in Review Issue of Information
Standards Quarterly
To: PACS-P at listserv.uh.edu

The Spring 2013  issue of the National Information Standard Organization’s
Information Standards Quarterly magazine—providing a summary of the 2012
standards development work conducted by NISO and by the international ISO
Information and Documentation committee (TC46)—has been published in open
access on the NISO website. NISO provides this Year in Review issue on an
annual basis to keep readers apprised of all the accomplishments of our
community in the past year.

“NISO has a very active standards and recommended practices development
pipeline with more than 20 active projects,” explains Nettie Lagace, NISO’s
Associate Director for Programs. “In 2012, we published two new standards,
the revision of a two-part standard, two new recommended practices, two
recommended practice revisions, and a new white paper. We also launched
three new initiatives and were awarded two new grants from The Andrew W.
Mellon Foundation. These are all described in more detail in this issue of

“NISO’s role as the U.S. Administrator for the ISO TC46 Committee on
Information and Documentation and the Secretariat for the subcommittee on
Identification and Description ensures that our community has an active role
in international standards development as well,” said Cynthia Hodgson, ISQ
Managing Editor and a consultant for NISO who helps manage the ISO work.
“Our members not only vote on these ISO standards ballots, they also provide
critical comments to the development working groups and volunteer to be
members of these groups to help shape these international standards. This
issue summarizes the work of TC 46 and its four subcommittees during 2012.”

“Standards and recommended practice development is only possible through the
dedicated efforts of knowledgeable volunteers throughout the community,”
states Todd Carpenter, NISO’s Executive Director. “Nothing NISO accomplishes
could have happened without the tremendous efforts and support of our
community of volunteers. The successes of the past year are a perfect
example of that and as an organization we have much to be proud of, which is
clearly illustrated in this issue.”

The Spring issue also contains a standard spotlight article on the Journal
Article Tag Suite (JATS), a new standard based on an older specification,
originally developed at the National Library of Medicine. Also included in
the issue is the annual reference listing of all of NISO’s published
standards, recommended practices, and technical reports.

The Spring issue of Information Standards Quarterly is available
electronically in open access from the NISO website at:
www.niso.org/publications/isq/. ISQ is also available in print format by
subscription or in print on demand.

Cynthia Hodgson
ISQ Managing Editor
chodgson at niso.org
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