Catch the Free Update on ISO TC46 2021

The topic for an open teleconference held earlier this summer was a recap of the ISO TC 46 Plenary meeting "week" in May of 2021. That Plenary was held virtually for international participants, connecting voices and perspectives across multiple dates and time zones. 

During this open teleconference, Todd Carpenter, NISO Executive Director, and Nettie Lagace, NISO Associate Executive Director, chatted about the meeting, NISO's role there, and the current questions under consideration in TC 46 conversations. There are many international projects currently underway which have a relationship with and impact on standards work more locally in the United States library and information community. 

NOTE:  TC 46 is an ISO (International Organization for Standardization) technical committee, focused on Information and Documentation. Its scope includes standardization of practices relating to libraries, documentation and information centres, publishing, archives, records management, museum documentation, indexing and abstracting services, and information science. NISO is designated by ANSI to represent U.S. interests as the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to TC46.

Four TC 46 Subcommittees held plenary meetings during this block:

  • SC 4 (Technical interoperability),
  • SC 8 (Quality - Statistics and performance evaluation),
  • SC 9 (Identification and description),
  • SC 10 (Requirements for document storage and conditions for preservation),
  • SC 11 (Archives/records management),

along with meetings of other subcommittee working and discussion groups and of course the final TC 46 plenary. 

NISO also serves as the Secretariat for SC 9, with Todd Carpenter serving as the SC 9 Committee Manager.

Listen to the audio: