New NISO Project: Standards-Specific Ontology Standard

Call for Participation

NISO Voting Members have approved a new project, to create a Standards-Specific Ontology Standard (short title: NISO SSOS). This working group will develop and standardize a high-level standards ontology that describes a limited set of core concepts and relationships, beginning with a component to define standards’ lifecycle states. This will facilitate use, create deeper, more consistent discovery/navigation, and set a foundation for other semantic application, such as linked data, in the standards ecosystem. Those who are interested in participating on this working group should contact NISO Associate Director of Programs, Nettie Lagace, at

See the approved Project Proposal. 

See NISO Press Release.