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Architecture Committee

Committee Description

The NISO Architecture Committee was formed in early 2007 in response to a strategic restructuring. The Architecture Committee is responsible for providing strategic direction for the organization, provide oversight and leadership for standards development in areas new to NISO, and coordinate with and provide guidance to the NISO Topic Committees (Business Information Topic Committee, Content & Collection Management Topic Committee, and Discovery to Delivery Topic Committee).


Mission

During its April 2010 meeting, the NISO Board of Directors took the time to review the role of the Architecture Committee. Because most of the significant work regarding NISO's strategic goals has been completed (or near completed), the NISO Board agreed that there was a strong need to restructure this group to focus on issues of Topic Committee scope and coordination, and advising the Board on strategic questions vis-a-vis NISO's standards development program.

To achieve this, in September 2010 the Board reconstituted the membership of the Architecture Committee to include only the Topic Committee co-chairs as members, with the NISO Board Vice-Chair to serve as chair for the Architecture Committee so that a greater connection between the two groups exists. NISO's Executive Director and Associate Director for Programs will serve as ex officio members to provide additional support and guidance to this committee.

During its first call in September, the newly restructured Architecture Committee started to specifically identify topics that it would undertake as part of its charge. Just some of these were:

  • Addressing areas of overlap between topic committees.
  • Leveraging shared activities, taking advantage of capabilities.
  • Protocols/processes/procedures—how we do things (e.g., standards review, coordinating with working groups).
  • Looking at how to encourage grass-root efforts to come to NISO.
  • Making sure there is clear understanding about and visibility of NISO's work processes/procedures in the community.

Committee Roster

Committee Chair

  • Heather Reid
    Director of Data Systems, Copyright Clearance Center
    Vice-Chair, NISO Board of Directors
    hreid@copyright.com

Committee Members

  • Julia Blixrud
    Co-Chair, NISO Content and Collection Management Topic Committee
    Assistant Executive Director, Scholarly Communication
    Association of Research Libraries (ARL)
  • Pascal Calarco
    Co-Chair, NISO Discovery to Delivery Topic Committee
    Associate University Librarian, Digital & Discovery Services
    University of Waterloo Library
  • Denise Davis
    Co-Chair, NISO Business Information Topic Committee
    Deputy Director
    Sacramento Public Library
  • Lucy Harrison
    Co-Chair, NISO Discovery to Delivery Topic Committee 
    Director, Product Development and Management
    Florida Virtual Consortium
  • Betty Landesman
    Co-Chair, NISO Content and Collection Management Topic Committee
    Head of Technical Services & Content Management
    University of Baltimore
  • Karla Strieb
    Co-Chair, NISO Business Information Topic Committee
    Associate Director, Collections, Technical Services and Scholarly Communication
    The Ohio State University
  • Todd Carpenter
    Executive Director
    NISO
  • Nettie Lagace
    Associate Director for Programs
    NISO