Forthcoming ISO Ballots

NISO Voting members participate in the development, revision, and evaluation of standards. Voting members are able to influence the standards process and mold the future of the industry. The following NISO ballots are open and will close before the next newsletter is distributed. Log into your NISO page and you'll see the ballots linked there.

  • Technical Content of ISO/DIS 2108 (Ed 5)

    The purpose of this International Standard is to establish the specifications for the International Standard Book Number (ISBN) as a unique international identification system for each product form or edition of a separately available monographic publication published or produced by a specific publisher that is available to the public.

    It specifies the construction of an ISBN, the rules for its assignment and use, the metadata to be associated with the ISBN allocation, and the administration of the ISBN system. This International Standard is applicable to monographic publications (books) not to textual works (content). Monographic publications include individual sections or chapters where these are made separately available and certain types of related products that are available to the public irrespective of whether those publications are made available for sale or on a gratis basis. Examples of applicable and non-applicable products are provided in Annex A.

    This ballot closes on Friday, May 6, 2016.

  • SHORT TURN-AROUND BALLOT: Regarding current draft of DIS of ISO 3901

    This is a ballot for the five-year systematic review of the TC46 standard ISO 11940-2:2007 Information and documentation - Transliteration of Thai characters into Latin characters Part 2: Simplified transcription of Thai language.

    "In consideration of the decision by WG 10 (ISRC) that the current draft of DIS of ISO 3901 should include a reference to "Registration Agencies." Furthermore, as the ISO TMB's current policy on Registration Authorities (RAs) is provided in the TMB "Registration Authorities -- Guidelines to Committees" in Clause 6 b) v under Drafting standards with RAs.

    This ballot closes on Wednesday, May 25, 2016.