The topic for the May open teleconference will be a recap of the ISO TC 46 meeting, held this year in Lisbon, Portugal from May 14-18, hosted by the Instituto Português da Qualidade (IPQ). All NISO Open Teleconferences are open to everyone!
Todd Carpenter, NISO Executive Director, will discuss the meeting and NISO's role there. There are many international projects currently underway which have a relationship with and impact on standards work more locally in the United States library and information community.
TC 46 is an ISO (International Organization for Standardization) technical committee, focused on Information and Documentation. Its scope includes standardization of practices relating to libraries, documentation and information centres, publishing, archives, records management, museum documentation, indexing and abstracting services, and information science. NISO is designated by ANSI to represent U.S. interests as the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to TC46.
Four TC 46 Subcommittees are holding plenary meetings during this week: SC 4 (Technical interoperability), SC 9 (Identification and description), SC 10 (Requirements for document storage and conditions for preservation), SC 11 (Archives/records management), along with meetings of other subcommittee working and discussion groups and of course the final TC 46 plenary. SC 8 (Quality - Statistics and performance evaluation) is not meeting as part of the TC 46 plenary week. NISO also serves as the Secretariat for SC 9, with Todd Carpenter serving as the SC 9 Secretary.