NISO's next monthly open teleconference will be this coming Monday, January 8th at 3:00 PM Eastern time. The topic for our January call will be ANSI/NISO Z39.7, Information Services and Use Metrics & Statistics for Libraries and Information Providers - Data Dictionary.
All NISO Open Teleconferences are open to everyone!
Z39.7 Standing Committee chair Martha Kyrillidou (Principal, QualityMetrics) will join NISO Executive Director Todd Carpenter to discuss the standard, its context and landscape, and future plans. More information on the standard, and the most recent edition itself, can be found at http://www.niso.org/standards-committees/z397.
The aim of ANSI/NISO Z39.7, Information Services and Use Metrics & Statistics for Libraries and Information Providers - Data Dictionary, now in its fifth edition, is to assist the information community by indicating and defining useful quantifiable information to measure the resources and performance of libraries and to provide a body of valid and comparable data on American libraries.
As part of their work, the members of the Z39.7 Standing Committee scan and review the statistical survey landscape and examine other assessment efforts—including use of particular vocabularies—in the community for effects on the Data Dictionary. They also monitor changes in cited statistics surveys and new statistics to be sure that the standard reflects changes for electronic documents and related services. Z39.7 is maintained through an ANSI-approved Continuous Maintenance procedure, which means that comments and proposed changes may be submitted at any time for review and potential approval by the Standing Committee.
The call on Monday is free and anyone is welcome to participate. To join, simply dial US: +1 646 558 8656 or +1 669 900 6833 and enter the code: 155 493 528#. All calls are held from 3-4 p.m. Eastern time. Note that we are using a new system in 2018, so the numbers have changed from previous Open Teleconferences.
(International numbers are also available: https://zoom.us/zoomconference?m=95vHNMACENSKvXDowQrFcbgJMUtWhOnf)
In general: The Open Teleconferences are a quick way to get an update on the status of a NISO initiative. The calls are informal and questions and discussion are welcome. Following the featured discussion, there is also an opportunity for the NISO community to bring up any issue or topic of interest. This is an excellent time for you to raise any concerns, project ideas, or suggestions of focus for NISO in the coming year.
If you are unable to join us, this call will be recorded and made freely available on the NISO website following the event—as are all of the Open Teleconferences. For more information or to listen to 2017 call discussions, please visit: http://www.niso.org/events/2017/telecon.