16.163 cultural heritage standards

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Date: Mon Aug 19 2002 - 11:30:38 EDT

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 16, No. 163.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

             Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2002 07:16:08 -0700
             From: NINCH-ANNOUNCE <david@ninch.org>
             Subject: Two Proposed International Cultural Heritage Standards

    News on Networking Cultural Heritage Resources
    from across the Community
    August 16, 2002

                           Two Proposed International Standards
                       Relevant to Cultural Heritage Out for Review
              ISIL: uniquely identifies libraries and related organizations
       CD 21127: Reference Ontology for Interchange of Cultural Heritage

                  Comments <mailto:nisohq@niso.org> welcome by November 1

    >X->Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2002 16:56:25 -0400
    >To: david@ninch.org
    >From: Pat Harris <pharris@niso.org>
    You'll Want to Take a Look At. . . .

    Two new proposed international standards are now out for ballot:
    *The ISIL standard (DIS 15511) is a 16-character variable length code to
    uniquely identify libraries and related organizations. The standard can
    accommodate existing national library identification systems.
    Significance of the ISIL: For the first time we will have an agreed-upon
    international identification system for libraries
    Voting members are encouraged to review the standard and send comments (if
    any) to nisohq@niso.org by September 27, 2002.

    *CD 21127, A Reference Ontology for the Interchange of Cultural Heritage
    Information was developed by TC46/SC4/WG9 chaired by Nick Crofts. The
    standard is based on the framework drafted by CIDOC the international
    organization focusing on the information and IT needs of museums. Tony Gill
    at RLG was the U.S. expert contributing to this standard.
    Significance of this standard: It provides a framework for the exchange of
    information about museum holdings and provides the basis for
    interoperability in the cultural heritage community. Voting members are
    encouraged to review the standard and send comments (if any) to
    nisohq@niso.org by November 1.

    The ISIL and the Reference Ontology are on the NISO website at this url:

    Pat Harris
    Executive Director
    National Information Standards Organization (NISO)
    4733 Bethesda Avenue, Suite 300
    Bethesda, MD 20814 USA
    T: 301-654-2512
    Mobile: 202-258-3296
    Fax: 301-654-1721
    Email: pharris@niso.org
    url: http://www.niso.org


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