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1 ISO TC46 Information and Documentation

2 TC46 Subcommittees zSC4 - Computer Applications in Information and Documentation zSC9 - Presentation, identification and description of documents

3 SC4 - Computer applications in Information and Documentation zWG1 - Character sets zWG4 - Protocols zWG6 - Electronic publishing zWG7 - Data elements zWG8 - Library codes

4 TC46 membership zTC46 - National Standards bodies yP - voting or O - Observer membership zTC46 Advisory Group - elected reps zSub committees - National standards bodies, also P and O membership zWorking groups - experts zAd hoc groups, joint working groups

5 TC 46 Members zP - Voting members y31 countries - Armenia, Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iran, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Mongolia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Macedonia, Ukraine, U.K., U.S.A. zO - Observers - 37

6 TC46 SC4 Members zP - Voting Members y18 countries - Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iran, Italy, Japan, Mongolia, Norway, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, Ukraine, U.S.A. zO - Observer members y26 countries - Regular attendees - China, Ireland, Poland, Slovenia, U.K.

7 Why IS? zInternational interoperability zIn two languages; national bodies have right to publish local version, e.g. Translation zIncreased focus on definition where obscure outside national area zNational prejudices

8 Process zNew work item NWI, Recommended by AG, voted by TC46 plenary zWD - in working group zCD - 3 month ballot; 2/3 majority zDIS - in French & English, 5 month ballot, 3/4 majority zFDIS - 2 month ballot; Y/N zWait for publication

9 Process continued zPreference for National Standards as a basis zFast track - voted at SC - skips CD ballot yISO 23950; GEDI; (SGML) ysaves about 3 months, wasted if DIS voting does not succeed zMinimum time for IS - about 2 years; for Fast track - about 12 months

10 Profiles zISP (International Standard Profile) - same process as IS; therefore zIRP (International Registered Profile) - electronic only, reliant on a standard, therefore needs to stay aligned ye.g. CIMI, UCP

11 Controversial issues zPricing - number of pages versus what the market will bear, free? zWeb availability - emerging after several years of “Canutism” ycore reference standards, e.g. country codes and currency codes ysoon data elements (8459), library codes (15511) and definitions (5127)


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