To DCMI Standard Workgroup
It is now official:
From mail sendt to TC46 / SC4:
DIS 15836 -- Dublin Core -- Out for Ballot
DIS 15836, The Dublin Core Metadata Element Set, has been released for
ballot using the ISO Fast Track Procedures. The ballot period is:
This is the ISO adoption of the U.S. standard ANSI/NISO Z39.85-2001. The
document is available to all members from the ISO website.
The official U.S. standard ANSI/NISO Z39.85-2001 you can download:
So: for you in countries with TC46/SC4 member organisations, do you job.
Ref. to earlier mail (see below).
> -----Oprindelig meddelelse-----
> Fra: Leif Andresen [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sendt: 13. august 2002 12:27
> Til: [log in to unmask]
> Emne: ISO standardisation of DC
> To DCMI Standard Workgroup
> As you know it had been discussed how we can get Dublin Core
> 1.1 through a
> formal standardisation process in ISO - International
> Standard Organization.
> This process is now immediately impending. NISO has proposed
> the national US
> Standard Z39.85 - which is Dublin Core 1.1 - to go through
> the fast track
> procedure in ISO. The framework is TC46 / SC4 and the ballot
> will start end
> of August or beginning of September this year.
> The rules are:
> - P-members of TC46 / SC4 can vote (see list below)
> - It will be balloted as a DIS (Draft International Standard).
> - It will be a 5-month ballot.
> - It is necessary with a 2/3 majority of the P-members of SC
> 4 in favour,
> and not more that
> 1/4 of the total number of negative votes.
> - If all member bodies approve it then it will go immediately to
> - If there are comments to be discussed, SC 4 will convene a
> special WG.
> What can you do?
> If your country is a member of TC46/SC4: support your
> national body voting a
> straight Approval (with no comments)!
> If you have this possibility:
> - prepare to contact the national standardisation body
> - send a mail to Leif Andresen, email: [log in to unmask] that you will do it
> - you will be informed when the formal process starts
> It is important that we receive this information quickly so
> we can approach
> the relevant contacts in countries without members of this
> working group.
> If any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.
> Best regards
> Leif Andresen
> DCMI Standard Workgroup
> Countries where the national standardization body is a member
> of TC46/SC4:
> Standards Australia (SAA);
> State Agency for Standardization and Metrology, Republic of
> Bulgaria (BDS);
> Standards Council of Canada (SCC);
> Czech Standards Institute (CSNI);
> Danish Standards (DS);
> Finnish Standards Association (SFS);
> Association française de normalisation (AFNOR);
> Deutsches Institut für Normung (DIN);
> Magyar Szabvanyügyi Testület (MSZT);
> Institute of Standards and Industrial Research (ISIRI);
> Ente Nazionale Italiano di Unificazione (UNI);
> Japanese Industrial Standards Committee (JISC);
> Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS);
> National Institute of Technology and Quality (KNITQ);
> Mongolian National Institute for Standardization and
> Metrology (MNCSM);
> Norwegian Technology Standards Institution (NTS);
> Committee of the Russian Federation for Standardization, Metrology and
> Certification (GOST R);
> South African Bureau of Standards (SABS);
> DSTU, State Committee of Ukraine for Standardization, Metrology and
> American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
> Technical Committee 46/Subcommittee 4 (TC46/SC4) is the International
> Organization for Standardization (ISO) Subcommittee responsible for
> technical standards used to facilitate interoperability of information
> services such as libraries, information centers, indexing and
> services, archives, and publishing operations. These
> technical standards
> include standards for information retrieval and interlibrary loan,
> applications of SGML, data elements directories, data
> formats, character
> sets, codes, user commands, protocols and schemas>