The National Information Standards Organization (NISO)
will be holding several standards-related programs at the
ALA Midwinter meeting in San Diego, California next month.
Following is a summary of the NISO programs. Additional
information may be found on the NISO website at:
NISO Annual Meeting and Program
Featured Speaker: Bruce Perens
Sunday, January 11, 2004
Location: U.S. Grant Hotel, Pavilion Ballroom
Be prepared to be informed and inspired! You'll get the
"nuts and bolts" on NISO's activities, meet NISO's new
chairperson, Jan Peterson, and get a full report on NISO's
standards development agenda from Pat Stevens, chair of
the NISO Standards Development Committee. Guest speaker is
Bruce Perens, a leader in the Open Source movement. Bruce
is passionate and informed on the changes transforming the
information technology landscape. Like that little drop of
water steadily falling on a rock, Open Source is having an
impact on the IT infrastructure. The word on the street is
that any CIO without an open-source strategy will be
paying too much for IT. What's ahead for your company and
our community? This event is free and open to all. No
registration is required. Invite your staff and colleagues
to join us for this important session. Media welcome.
Additional information on Bruce Perens available at:
An ISBN Briefing: Size Matters!
Monday, January 12, 2004
Location: San Diego Convention Center, Room 2
Get on the right track to transitioning to the new and
enlarged (13-digit) ISBN. How will this change impact your
database? What does your back office need to do to get
ready and when? This program is free to NISO members; $149
all others. You must pre-register.
The Agenda and registration form are on the NISO website:
Registration deadline: January 6.
NISO/AVIAC Meeting ? Networked Reference Protocol
Friday, January 9, 2004
Location: San Diego Convention Center, Room 17A/B
AVIAC is an informal gathering of systems and software
companies--all company reps are welcome. The January 9
meeting will focus on the new NISO Networked Reference
Protocol and the trial implementations to be launched in
first quarter 2004. Come to this session to find out how
this new standard can be the cornerstone of expanding your
company's services and keeping you competitive.
A NISO Standards Briefing at LITA's Standards Interest
Saturday, January 10, 2004
Location: Courtyard by Marriott, 530 Broadway, Bankers
NISO's standards leaders will report on where their work
is headed. Find out the latest on the new Statistics and
Metrics Standard, Onix for Serials, and the work of the
NISO/EDItEUR Joint Working Party, the uptake on the NCIP
standard, the OpenURL, and the Metasearch Initiative.
The logistical information is correct as of 12/1/03. Check
the ALA conference program and the hotel reader-board for
any last minute changes.
National Information Standards Organization (NISO)
4733 Bethesda Avenue, Suite 300
Bethesda, MD 20814-5248
T. 301-654-2512, F. 301-654-1721