Congratulations on your up-coming retirement, and on the years of successful contribution you’ve had to this and other standards. It’s been a pleasure collaborating with you in this area, and you’ll be missed. I wish you all the best in whatever adventures lie ahead for you.
I want to let you all know on the ISO 639 JAC that I am retiring from the Library of Congress the end of this week so will not be able to continue as chair. As I understand it, TC37 (Christian with help from Håvard as needed) will assume the chair (we were always supposed to rotate but haven't for a very long time). John Zagas in my office ([log in to unmask]) will be working on ISO 639-2 in my absence and will be the main person to contact about it. I have added him to the ISOJAC list and JACVOTE lists. This will be temporary until the new maintenance process for standards as database is available.
I will be doing some consulting with LC in the future, so may continue to have some involvement in this effort. I have really enjoyed working with all of you over so many years.
Rebecca S. Guenther
Senior Networking & Standards Specialist
Network Development & MARC Standards Office
Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave SE
Washington, DC 20540