Standards in Development: August 1, 2012

Listed below are the NISO working groups that are currently developing new or revised standards, recommended practices, or reports. refer to the NISO website ( and the Newsline quarterly supplement, Working Group Connection (, for updates on the working group activities.

Note: DSFTU stands for Draft Standard for Trial Use.

AI Framework (was DAISY Revision)
Co-chairs: Markus Gylling, George Kerscher
ANSI/NISO Z39.98-2012, Authoring and Interchange Framework for Adaptive XML Publishing specification
Approved for publication 7/9/2012.

Demand Driven Acquisition of Monographs
Co-chairs: TBA
Working group being formed.

Digital Bookmarking and Annotation Sharing
Co-chairs: Baden Hughes, Dan Whaley
NISO Z39.97-201x, Digital Bookmarking and Annotation
Standard in development.

E-book special interest Group
Co-chairs: Nettie Lagace, Todd Carpenter
Pre-standardization work underway in four sub-groups: Accessibility, Discovery Tools and Linking, Distribution, Metadata

Institutional Identifiers (i²)
Co-chairs: Grace Agnew, Oliver Pesch
NISO RP-17-201x, Institutional Identification: Identifying Organizations in the Information Supply Chain.
Finalizing for publication.

Improving OpenURLs through Analytics (IOTA)
Chair: Adam Chandler
Technical Report in Development.

Knowledge Base and related tools (KBART) Phase II
Joint project with UKSG.
Co-chairs: Andreas Biedenbach, Sarah Pearson
Phase II recommended Practice in development.

Open Discovery Initiative
Co-chairs: Marshall Breeding, Jenny Walker
Recommended Practice in Development.

Presentation and Identification of E-Journals (PIE-J)
Co-chairs: Bob Boissy, Cindy Hepfer
NISO RP-16-201x, Pie-J: The Presentation & Identification of E-Journals
Finalizing for publication following the public comment period.

Resource Synchronization
Co-chairs: Herbert Van de Sompel, Todd Carpenter
NISO Z39.99-201x, Specification for Web Resource Synchronization
In development.

Standard Interchange Protocol (SIP)
Co-chairs: John Bodfish, Ted Koppel
NISO Z39.100-201x Standard Interchange Protocol (SIP)
Working group being formed.

Standardized Markup for Journal Articles
Co-chairs: Jeff Beck, B. Tommie Usdin
NISO Z39.96-2012, JATS: Journal Article Tag Suite, Version 1.0
Approved by NISO; ANSI approval pending.

Supplemental Journal Article Materials
Joint project with NFAIS.
Co-chairs Business Working Group: Linda Beebe, Marie McVeigh.
Co-chairs Technical Working Group: Dave Martinsen, Alexander (Sasha) Schwarzman 

NISO RP-15-201x,Recommended Practices for Online Supplemental Journal Article Materials
Part A: Business Working Group recommendations being finalized for publication following draft for comments.
Part B: Technical Working Group recommendations issued as a Draft for Comments ending September 15, 2012.

SUSHI Server Working Group.
Chair: oliver Pesch

NISO RP-13-201x, Providing a Test Mode for SUSHI Servers Finalizing for publication following a draft for trial use.

SUSHI (Z39.93) Standing Committee
Co-chairs: Bob McQuillan, Oliver Pesch
NISO RP-14-201x, NISO SUSHI Protocol: COUNTER-SUSHI Implementation Profile
Finalizing for publication following a public comment period.

Z39.83 (NCIP) Standing Committee
Co-chairs: Mike Dicus, Robert Walsh
NISO Z39.83-1-2012, NISO Circulation Interchange Part 1: Protocol (NCIP), Version 2.02
NISO Z39.83-2-2012,
NISO Circulation Interchange Protocol (NCIP) Part 2: Implementation Profile 1
Approved by NISO; ANSI approval pending.