October 3, 2022
Keondra Bailey Joins NISO as Assistant Standards Program Manager. The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) is pleased to announce that Keondra Bailey joined the organization today in the newly-created role of Assistant Standards Program Manager. In this role Keondra will assist NISO's active program of standards development through volunteer working groups, providing those groups with greater organizational, logistical, and promotional support. In this way, she will help further NISO's mission of developing relevant and timely guidance on industry best practice. [Full Announcement].
August 2, 2022
NISO awarded IMLS grant for collaborative collections lifecycle project. The National Information Standards Organization, the Partnership for Academic Library Collaboration and Innovation, and Lehigh University Libraries, along with 27 other partner organizations, have been awarded a National Leadership Grant for Libraries by the Institute of Museum and Library Services for a Collaborative Collections Lifecycle Project. The CCLP will create a suite of best practices, improve standards, and prototype middleware infrastructure for the development and management of cooperative collections development. It aims to enable the efficient acquisition of collections and the sharing of those collections, along with related services, by developing a framework that libraries and consortia can use to share expertise, data, and collections to efficiently steward limited resources in serving library patrons. [Full Announcement].
June 21, 2022
NISO's Recommended Practice for Video and Audio Metadata now available for public comment. The National Information Standards Organization announced that its draft Video and Audio Metadata Recommended Practice is now available for public comment through August 5, 2022. This new Recommended Practice establishes guidelines for metadata for video and audio assets including administrative metadata, semantic metadata, technical metadata, rights metadata, and accessibility metadata. [Full Announcement].
June 16, 2022
Announcing the NISO Board of Directors for 2022-23. The National Information Standards Organization announced the results of its recent Board elections for the term beginning July 1, 2022. Maria Stanton will transition to the role of Chair of the NISO Board, having served as Vice Chair for the past year. She is replaced as Vice Chair by Karim Boughida who will assume the role of Chair for 2023-24 next July. Mary Sauer-Games rotates to the position of Past Chair, having served as NISO Chair for 2021-22. NISO Voting Members have also elected five new Directors: Ryan Bernier; Angela Ecklund; Pattti Ginnis; Alison Mudditt; and Rhonda Ross. [Full Announcement].
March 23, 2022
Stewarding ex-CASRAI assets for the future: A joint statement from CODATA, euroCRIS, and NISO. CODATA, euroCRIS, and NISO are pleased to confirm arrangements for the future of selected key resources from the former CASRAI organisation. CASRAI as an organisation has ceased to exist. Before the organisation was closed down, CODATA, euroCRIS, and NISO were each approached to steward selected CASRAI resources of value to the research data, research information and information standards communities. [Full Announcement].
February 10, 2022
NISO Publishes E-Book Metadata Recommended Practice. NISO Recommended Practice, E-Book Bibliographic Metadata Requirements in the Sale, Publication, Discovery, Delivery, and Preservation Supply Chain (NISO RP-29-2022) has been published. This document, prepared by the E-Book Metadata Working Group and approved by the NISO Information Creation & Curation Topic Committee, incorporates feedback received from publishers, retailers, libraries, service providers, preservation agencies, and others who are using e-book metadata. [Full Announcement].
February 8, 2022
Contributor Roles Taxonomy (CRediT) Formalized as ANSI/NISO Standard. The National Information Standards Organization announces its publication of the Contributor Roles Taxonomy (CRediT) as an ANSI/NISO standard, Z39.104-2022. The taxonomy, which was originally developed in 2014, describes 14 roles that represent the typical range of contributors to scientific scholarly outputs, and that can be used to enable recognition and facilitate transparency to the myriad contributions to research in our increasingly networked scholarly ecosystem. CRediT is already in use by more than 50 organizations, a majority of which are scholarly publishers, collectively representing thousands of journals. [Full Announcement].
January 31, 2022
NISO Draft Standards-Specific Ontology Standard now open for public comments. The National Information Standards Organization announced that the Z39.103 Standards-Specific Ontology Standard (SSOS) Working Group has released its draft standard for public comment. Members of the global information community are invited to provide their input. NISO SSOS provides a high-level generic ontology describing the life cycle of consensus-based standardization projects and published standards. [Full Announcement].
December 16, 2021
Dr. Patricia Brennan of NLM to Receive NISO's Miles Conrad Award for 2022. The National Information Standards Organization announced that Dr. Patricia Brennan, Director of the US National Library of Medicine (NLM) will be the recipient of the 2022 Miles Conrad Award, a lifetime achievement award for those working in the information community. [Full Announcement].
November 29, 2021
NISO publishes updated Access and License Indicators (ALI) Recommended Practice. The National Information Standards Organization announced publication of its updated Access and License Indicators Recommended Practice (NISO RP-22-2021). Originally published in 2015, this Recommended Practice defines the metadata indicators used to indicate free-to-read content, as well as for linking to license terms for the use/re-use of that content. [Full Announcement].
November 22, 2021
NISO announces publication of its New Recommended Practice for Content Platform Migrations. The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) today announced the publication of its Recommended Practice, NISO RP-38-2021, Content Platform Migrations, which provides guidance to improve processes and communication between all parties, with suggested steps involved before, during, and after the migration of content from one platform to another. [Full Announcement].
November 9, 2021
Dariusz Jemielniak Announced as Final NISO Plus Keynote. The National Information Standards Organization announced that Dr. Dariusz Jemielniak will be the third keynote speaker at next year's NISO Plus conference (February 15-17, 2022). [Full Announcement].
November 4, 2021
Closing Keynote for NISO Plus 2022 is Dr. Katharina Ruckstuhl. The National Information Standards Organization announced that Dr. Katharina Ruckstuhl will deliver the closing keynote at the annual NISO Plus conference (February 15-17, 2022). [Full Announcement].
October 27, 2021
NISO announces new project to integrate publisher and repository workflows. The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) today announced that its Voting Members have approved work on a new project, Integrating Publisher and Repository Workflows to Improve Research Data-Article Links. With widespread support for open data from many government entities, publishers, funders, and other stakeholders, research data is increasingly being deposited, published, and cited. However, there are still a number of barriers — technical as well as cultural. This new project aims to address some of the technical issues by making linking between data and other research objects with their associated literature both easier and more consistent. The new NISO Working Group on Integrating Publisher and Repository Workflows to Improve Research Data-Article Links will develop a Recommended Practice for how publisher and repository systems should interoperate, so that link creation happens automatically. [Full Announcement].
October 26, 2021
Dr. Siva Vaidhyanathan to Give Opening Keynote at NISO Plus 2022. The National Information Standards Organization announced that Dr. Siva Vaidhyanathan will give the opening keynote at their NISO Plus conference, on February 15, 2022. [Full Announcement].
October 5, 2021
PALCI and NISO announce consortium agreement. The Partnership for Academic Library Collaboration & Innovation (PALCI) and the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) today announced a consortium agreement to provide NISO Library Standards Alliance (LSA) membership to all PALCI members for an initial period of three years, beginning January 2022. [Full Announcement].
September 22, 2021
NISO voting members approve work on Recommended Practice for Retracted Research. The National Information Standards Organization announced that its proposed work item for a Communication of Retractions, Removals, and Expressions of Concern (CORREC) Recommended Practice has been approved by NISO Voting Members. Retracted research is published work that is withdrawn, removed, or otherwise invalidated from the scientific and scholarly record. Although relatively rare, retracted research—including unsupported or fabricated data, fundamental errors, and unreproducible results—can be inadvertently propagated within the digital scholarly record through citations. The CORREC Recommended Practice is intended to help address this problem, by clearly identifying parties involved in the retraction process, along with their responsibilities, actions, notifications, and the metadata necessary to communicate retracted research. [Full Announcement].
September 20, 2021
NISO awarded Mellon Funding for controlled digital lending project. The National Information Standards Organizatio announced that it has received a grant of $125,000 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the development of a consensus framework for implementing controlled digital lending of book content by libraries, which has been approved by NISO members as a new initiative. [Full Announcement].
September 14, 2021
New NISO Project—Package Identifiers. The National Information Standards Organization announced a new project, recently approved by its voting members, to develop a Recommended Practice for Unique Electronic Resource Package Identifiers. Volunteers are now invited to join a new Working Group to create a set of draft recommendations for public comment. [Full Announcement].
August 19, 2021
NISO's Updated Access and License Indicators (ALI) Recommended Practice now available for public comment. The National Information Standards Organizatio announced that its draft updated Access & License Indicators Recommended Practice (NISO RP-22-202X) is available for public comment through September 18. Originally published in 2015, this Recommended Practice defines the metadata indicators used to indicate free-to-read content, as well as for linking to license terms for the use/re-use of that content. The public comment focus will be limited to the changed/added material in the Recommended Practice. [Full Announcement].