The topic for the June call will be a recap of the ISO TC 46 meeting, which was held in Berlin, Germany, from May 7 – 11, 2012. Todd Carpenter and Nettie Lagace of NISO will talk about the meeting and NISO’s role there.
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 hold plenary meetings during this week: SC 4 (Technical interoperability), SC 8 (Quality – Statistics and performance evaluation), SC 9 (Identification and description), 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 Secretary.
The call on Monday is free and anyone is welcome to participate. To join, simply dial 877-375-2160 and enter the code: 17800743#. All calls are held from 3-4 p.m. Eastern time.
The Open Teleconferences are an quick way to get an update on the status of a NISO initiative. The calls are informal and questions and discussion is 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 the previous call discussions, please visit: http://www.niso.org/news/events/2012/telecon/.