Catching Up: Our Annual Standards Update

The annual NISO Update, traditionally held during ALA, provides the latest news about the NISO organization’s current efforts with regard to standards, recommended practices, and community meetings covering many areas of interest to the library community. In Washington DC this year, working group members provided updates on projects newly underway or recently completed.

Slide presentations provided on NISO activities may be found here.

  • NISO Annual Report - Todd Carpenter, Executive Director, NISO

  • Open Discovery Initiative - Laura Morse, Director, Library Systems, Harvard University

  • Transfer - Linda Wobbe, eJournal Relations Manager, SCELC

  • KBART Automation - Stephanie Doellinger, Senior Metadata Operations Manager, OCLC

  • Content Platform Migrations - Nettie Lagace, Associate Director for Programs, NISO

Some of the highlights from those presentations included information about: 

  • The recently completed merger between NISO and NFAIS

  • A positive upward trend in membership numbers

  • Published: KBART Automation: Automated Retrieval of Customer Electronic Holdings

  • Published: Journal Article Tag Suite (JATS) Standard 1.2

  • Published: TRANSFER Code of Conduct Revision

  • Launched: New Project on Manuscript Exchange Common Approach

  • Launched: New Project on Recommended Practices for Content Platform Migrations

  • Open Discovery Initiative: Bridging the Gap Between Abstracting & Indexing Provider Needs and Discovery Service Approaches