New NISO Proposal on the Physical Delivery of Library Resources

August 3, 2009 - Baltimore, MD - A ballot has been opened to NISO Voting Members to approve a new work item on the Physical Delivery of Library Resources. This proposal, submitted by Valerie Horton, Executive Director, Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC) and subsequently approved by NISO's Discovery to Delivery Topic Committee (, aims to develop a statement of best practices related to the delivery of library materials. This project will build on the efforts of three recent projects: Moving Mountains, Rethinking Resource Sharing's Physical Delivery Committee, and the American Library Association's ASCLA ICANS' Physical Delivery Discussion Group.
In order for this item to be approved so that a Working Group can be formed to pursue this work, a minimum of 10% of NISO's Voting Members must express interest in this new work item. A full list of NISO Voting Members can be found at

The proposal can be viewed on the NISO website at Public comments are welcome. Assuming the project is approved, if you would like to be a member of the working group or join the affiliated interest group, please send a note to:

Karen A. Wetzel
NISO Standards Program Manager


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