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National Information Standards Organization (NISO) archives

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Abstract

Title:
National Information Standards Organization (NISO) archives
Author/Creator:
National Information Standards Organization (NISO)
Collection number:
87-37
Size:
58.00 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1949-1986
Inclusive dates:
1949-1990
Collection Area:
State of Maryland and Historical Collections
Repository:
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email: askhornbake@umd.edu
Abstract:

The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) was founded in 1939 as the Z39 Committee which was responsible for developing standards which affect various aspects of librarianship, documentation, publishing practice, and information science; in 1984 the organization changed its name to National Information Standards Organization Z39. The collection contains the organization's operating records, committee files, publications, and audio-visual materials documenting the administration, responsibilities, and achievements of NISO.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

This collection is open for research.

Preferred citation:

National Information Standards Organization (NISO) archives, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Publication rights:

Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Please see our Duplication of Materials policy for more information. Queries regarding publication rights and copyright status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.

Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

Formal standarization work in librarianship began as early as 1935. In that year Z29.1-1935, a standard relating to the arrangement of periodicals was produced under the chairmanship of Miss Carolyn F. Ulrich of the New York Public Library. In 1937, the International Standards Association (ISA) invited the American Standards Association (ASA) to participate in the work of an international committee on documentation under the authority of ISA. With prompting from various library associations, ASA appointed Miss Ulrich to represent ASA on ISA's Committee 46 on Documentation. This action led the various library associations to petition ASA to organize a committee on library standards. Approval for such a committee was granted in June 1939. Its scope was limited to "Standards for [library] concepts, definitions, terminology, letters and signs, practices, methods, supplies and equipment." The American Library Association (ALA) accepted sponsorship on June 22, 1939, and the committee became known as Z39. The first meeting of Z39 was held in New York in 1940, and Robert Downs, then Librarian at New York University, was elected chairman. Z39 suffered sundry setbacks during its early years, notably the suspension of the work of ISA during World War II, and from 1943 to 1951, Z39 remained relatively inactive.

Z39 was resurrected in 1951, when the Council on National Library Associations (CNLA) assumed sponsorship of Z39. Lack of a consistent source of income hampered the Committee from implementing any large scale program of action. Verner W. Clapp was elected chairman, and four standards subcommittees were organized: Abbreviations for Periodicals, Cyrillic Transliteration, Layout of Periodicals, and Library Statistics. Under Clapp, the committee's scope was also broadened to include standards dealing with the "preparation and utilization of documents."

During the mid-1950s, Z39's progress was slow; new committees were organized or reconstituted, but most were inactive. Much of the stability the organization enjoys today can be attributed to the work of Robert Kingery, who became chairman of Z39 in 1958, and Burton Atkinson, Director of the Office of Science Information at the National Science Foundation (NSF), during the late 1950s. These men, with the assistance of Verner W. Clapp, worked out the details of Z39's first funding grant from the NSF. Kingery also appointed Marguerite Von Geyer as administrative associate for Z39, thus establishing a "secretariat" at the New York Public Library where Kingery initiated a strong program of standards development. At a May 1962 meeting, the CNLA allowed Z39 to seek its own funds. Subsequently Z39 received grants of varying amounts from the NSF and the Council on Library Resources (CLR).

In December, 1959, Z39 took the initiative in a drive to create a new ASA Sectional Committee, which became Z85, Library Equipment and Supplies; the new Committee came into existence on March 21, 1960. Also in March of 1960, Z39 authorized its International Subcommittee, composed of all subcommitte chairmen, to take responsibility for international actions that were referred to Z39 from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

In February 1965 Kingery and Von Geyer resigned their Z39 positions. Anne Richter, vice-chairman since 1958, agreed to act as chairman until April 10, 1965. By this date, Dr. Jerrold Orne of the University of North Carolina Libraries had been appointed chariman. Under his leadership Z39's title and scope were broadened. Its title became [Committee on] "Standardization in the Field of Library Work, Documentation, and Related Publishing Practice." The scope was broadened to include "those aspects of publishing that effect library methods and use."

In March 1977, the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science (NCLIS) appointed a task force to review Z39's activities and to make recommendations about its future. This committee met four times, and its final report, released in 1978, was titled "American National Standard Committee Z39: Recommended Future Directions." The task force was stimulated by concerns that Z39 "should be expanded to be more representative of the entire information community."

Many of the NCLIS report recommendations were implemented. The task force recommended that Z39's name be changed to "Standardization in the Field of Information Transfer, Library Activities, and Related Publishing Practices"; it was actually changed to "Library and Information Sciences and Related Publishing Practices." The scope statement was changed to reflect its evolving involvement in the "information" world. The task force also recommended that a master plan be developed which would prioritize the Committee's standard development. The report recommended that CNLA remain the secretariat, but suggested that Z39's officers be elected by the representatives of the member organizations. The task force also recommended that a full-time staff be hired which would include a professional to carry out the policies and plans on a day-today basis, and a full-time secretary. It also suggested that the secretariat should move quickly towards a broader funding base.

Jerrold Orne retired in 1978. Under his leadership, Z39 achieved recognition as a strong standards developing committee, and concomittantly it earned the increasing support of its constituency. James Wood, who had served as the American Chemical Society's representative to Z39 for twenty years, became Z39's first elected chairman. Also in 1978, Robert Frase was hired as the Committee's first executive director, and the Z39 office was moved from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, to the National Bureau of Standards in Gaithersburg, Marland, where it is still located. Under Wood and Frase, the Committee adopted a new set of bylaws, created a publicity committee, revived the sluggish program and fiance committees, and initiated a graduated membership fee.

Robert Frase retired as Z39's executive director in 1982 and was replaced by Patricia R. Harris. During her first two eyars at Z39, a number of changes were made in the organization. The Committee revised its bylaws again; applied for ANSI accreditation as an independent standars developing organization; and requested 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit status from the Internal Revenue Service. These activities were all realized, and the Committee changed its name to the National Information Standards Organization (NISO). Today, NISO is a vigorous standards developing entity. It has developed and maintains over fifty voluntary technical standards relating to the library, information and publishing fields.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The records of the National Information Standards Organization (Z39) span the period 1949 to 1990. The collection consists of correspondence; brochures; newsletters; minutes; committee reports; committee files on standards development at the national and international levels; drafts of standards; published standards; budgets; bylaws; and membership lists. The records contain committee files for almost every standard published or revised by Z39 since 1950. Files also exist for committees whose work, for sundry reasons, never reached the voting stage. Various Z39 administrative committees, including the Program, Finance, Publicity and International Committees, are also represented in the collection. In addition, correspondence from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) regarding international standards and files from committees working on international standards can be found in the records.

A large group of the United States' most influential library, information and publishing professionals number amongst the correspondents in this collection. The chairmen and executive directors of Z39 (see Appendix A) are the chief correspondents, but others represented include Henriette Avram, Marguerite Von Geyer, Sally McCallum and Joseph Howard.

Documentation of particular interest includes files on the standardization of data elements to assist in the automation of bilbiographic records (Z39.2); files on compiling library/publishing statistics (Z39.7, Z39.8, Z39.39, Z39.40); and files on the development and implementation of the International Standard Book Number (Z39.21) and the International Standard Serial Number (Z39.9). A subject index of standards and their respective standard numbers is included as Appendix B.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

The National Information Standards Organization donated their archives to the University of Maryland Libraries in June 1986.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Processed by Jonathan Jeffrey, July 1990.

Processing note:

Seven series have been created from the records of NISO (Z39). Duplicates have been discarded. All paper clips and rubber bands have been removed. Documents have been removed from binders, clips, and unstable folders and placed in acid-free folders and boxes. The two videotapes have been transferred to the Nonprint Media Center.

Processed by Jonathan Jeffrey. July 1990.

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Valerie Vanden Bossche, February 2007.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Subcommittee Files of Approved Z39 Standards, 1950-1985 and undated (10.50 linear feet)

This series contains the working files of Z39 standards subcommittees, draft standards, and published standards. Subcommittee files often contain minutes of meetings, voting records on the standard, correspondence, and collected research on the proposed standard. The files are arranged consecutively by standard number.

Recommendations for standards are made to the Program Committee, who prioritizes them, names them, provides the subcommittee's scope, and assists in locating chairmen for the subcommittees. The chairman either recruits from a list of potential members or recruits his own members. Standars subcommittees are composed of professionals with expertise in the standard's scope or in related fields. After the submcommittee prepares a draft, the entire NISO membership and other internested persons and organizations receive the draft for comment. Conflicting opinions are resolved, if possible, before the drraft standard is submitted to the NISO membership for a formal vote. Each approved standard is then publicly announced in ANSI's Standard Action for wider comment. The standard is then examined by the ANSI Board of Standards Review and, once approved, it is published and given the next unique consecutive number with the year of approval as an extension. Published standards are reviewed every five years, using the same procedure that a new standards subcommittee would employ. Standards that have been reviewed after five years and reapproved retain their unique numbers with only the date being changed.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Z39.1 -- [Periodicals/Serials], 1959-1981 and undated series 1box 1folder 1
Z39.1 -- [Periodicals/Serials], 1959-1981 and undated series 1box 1folder 2
Z39.1 -- [Periodicals/Serials], 1959-1981 and undated series 1box 1folder 3
Z39.1 -- [Periodicals/Serials], 1959-1981 and undated series 1box 1folder 4
Z39.1 -- [Periodicals/Serials] -- Drafts, 1959-1967 series 1box 1folder 5
Z39.1 -- [Periodicals/Serials] -- Drafts, 1959-1967 series 1box 1folder 6
Z39.1 -- [Periodicals/Serials] -- Drafts, 1959-1967 series 1box 1folder 7
Z39.1 -- [Periodicals/Serials] -- Drafts, 1972 series 1box 2folder 1
Z39.2 -- [Bibliographic Information Interchange/MARC] -- Drafts, 1961-1981 series 1box 2folder 2
Z39.2 -- [Bibliographic Information Interchange/MARC] -- Drafts, 1961-1981 series 1box 2folder 3
Z39.2 -- [Bibliographic Information Interchange/MARC] -- Drafts, 1961-1981 series 1box 2folder 4
Z39.2 -- [Bibliographic Information Interchange/MARC] -- Drafts, 1961-1981 series 1box 2folder 5
Z39.2 -- [Bibliographic Information Interchange/MARC] -- Drafts, 1961-1981 series 1box 2folder 6
Z39.2 -- [Bibliographic Information Interchange/MARC] -- Drafts, 1961-1981 series 1box 2folder 7
Z39.2 -- [Bibliographic Information Interchange/MARC] -- Drafts, 1968-1969 series 1box 2folder 8
Z39.2 -- [Bibliographic Information Interchange/MARC] -- Drafts, 1968-1969 series 1box 3folder 1
Z39.2 -- [Bibliographic Information Interchange/MARC] -- Proofs and Galleys, 1971 and undated series 1box 3folder 2
Z39.4 -- [Indexes], 1958-1982 series 1box 3folder 3
Z39.4 -- [Indexes], 1958-1982 series 1box 3folder 4
Z39.4 -- [Indexes], 1958-1982 series 1box 3folder 5
Z39.4 -- [Indexes] -- Drafts, 1959-1982 series 1box 3folder 6
Z39.5 -- [Abbreviations], 1962-1964 series 1box 3folder 7
Z39.5 -- [Abbreviations], 1965-1977 series 1box 4folder 1
Z39.5 -- [Abbreviations], 1965-1977 series 1box 4folder 2
Z39.5 -- [Abbreviations], 1965-1977 series 1box 4folder 3
Z39.5 -- [Abbreviations], 1965-1977 series 1box 4folder 4
Z39.5 -- [Abbreviations], 1965-1977 series 1box 4folder 5
Z39.5 -- [Abbreviations], 1965-1977 series 1box 4folder 6
Z39.5 -- [Abbreviations], 1979 series 1box 5folder 1
Z39.6 -- [Catalogs], 1968-1978 series 1box 5folder 2
Z39.7 -- [Library Statistics], 1959-1981 series 1box 5folder 3
Z39.7 -- [Library Statistics], 1959-1981 series 1box 5folder 4
Z39.7 -- [Library Statistics], 1959-1981 series 1box 5folder 5
Z39.7 -- [Library Statistics], 1959-1981 series 1box 5folder 6
Z39.7 -- [Library Statistics], 1959-1981 series 1box 5folder 7
Z39.7 -- [Library Statistics] -- Drafts, 1968-1980 series 1box 5folder 8
Z39.7 -- [Library Statistics] -- Grant Proposal, 1980 series 1box 5folder 9
Z39.8 -- [Book Publishing Statistics], 1963-1978 series 1box 6folder 1
Z39.8 -- [Book Publishing Statistics], 1963-1978 series 1box 6folder 2
Z39.8 -- [Book Publishing Statistics] -- Drafts, 1966-1977 series 1box 6folder 3
Z39.9 -- [Periodicals/Serials/ISSN], 1964-July 1970 series 1box 6folder 4
Z39.9 -- [Periodicals/Serials/ISSN], 1964-July 1970 series 1box 6folder 5
Z39.9 -- [Periodicals/Serials/ISSN], 1964-July 1970 series 1box 6folder 6
Z39.9 -- [Periodicals/Serials/ISSN], August 1970-1979 series 1box 7folder 1
Z39.9 -- [Periodicals/Serials/ISSN], August 1970-1979 series 1box 7folder 2
Z39.9 -- [Periodicals/Serials/ISSN] -- Drafts, 1968-1978 series 1box 7folder 3
Z39.9 -- [Periodicals/Serials/ISSN] -- Drafts, 1968-1978 series 1box 7folder 4
Z39.10 -- [Directories of Library and Information Centers], 1961-1977 series 1box 7folder 5
Z39.10 -- [Directories of Library and Information Centers], 1961-1977 series 1box 7folder 6
Z39.10 -- [Directories of Library and Information Centers] -- Drafts, 1970-1971 series 1box 7folder 7
Z39.11 -- [Japanese], 1950-1968 series 1box 7folder 8
Z39.11 -- [Japanese], 1969-1978 series 1box 8folder 1
Z39.11 -- [Japanese], 1969-1978 series 1box 8folder 2
Z39.11 -- Drafts, 1969-1972 series 1box 8folder 3
Z39.12 -- [Arabic], 1961-1978 series 1box 8folder 4
Z39.12 -- [Arabic] -- Drafts, 1969-1972 series 1box 8folder 5
Z39.13 -- [Advertising], 1967-1980 series 1box 8folder 6
Z39.13 -- [Advertising], 1967-1980 series 1box 8folder 7
Z39.13 -- [Advertising] -- Drafts, 1967-1971 series 1box 8folder 8
Z39.14 -- [Abstracts], 1966-May 1969 series 1box 8folder 9
Z39.14 -- [Abstracts], 1969-1978 series 1box 9folder 1
Z39.14 -- [Abstracts], 1969-1978 series 1box 9folder 2
Z39.14 -- [Abstracts], 1969-1978 series 1box 9folder 3
Z39.14 -- [Abstracts], 1962-1979 series 1box 9folder 4
Z39.15 -- [Books], 1968-1979 series 1box 9folder 5
Z39.15 -- [Books] -- Drafts, 1970-1971 series 1box 9folder 6
Z39.16 -- [Scientific Papers, Preparation], 1969-1982 series 1box 10folder 1
Z39.16 -- [Scientific Papers, Preparation], 1969-1982 series 1box 10folder 2
Z39.16 -- [Scientific Papers, Preparation], 1969-1982 series 1box 10folder 3
Z39.16 -- [Scientific Papers, Preparation] -- Drafts, 1971-1972 and undated series 1box 10folder 4
Z39.18 -- [Scientific Reports, Preparation], 1968-November 1970 series 1box 10folder 5
Z39.18 -- [Scientific Reports, Preparation], December 1970-1981 series 1box 11folder 1
Z39.18 -- [Scientific Reports, Preparation], December 1970-1981 series 1box 11folder 2
Z39.18 -- [Scientific Reports, Preparation] -- Drafts, 1970-1974 series 1box 11folder 3
Z39.18 -- [Scientific Reports, Preparation] -- Drafts, 1970-1974 series 1box 11folder 4
Z39.19 -- [Thesaurus], 1966-September 1972 series 1box 11folder 5
Z39.19 -- [Thesaurus], 1966-September 1972 series 1box 11folder 6
Z39.19 -- [Thesaurus], October 1972-1980 series 1box 12folder 1
Z39.19 -- [Thesaurus] -- Drafts, 1970-1974 series 1box 12folder 2
Z39.20 -- [Library Materials], 1969-1981 series 1box 12folder 3
Z39.20 -- [Library Materials] -- Drafts, 1970-1974 series 1box 12folder 4
Z39.21 -- [Book Numbering/ISBN], 1978-1982 series 1box 12folder 5
Z39.22 -- [Proof Corrections], 1964-1980 series 1box 12folder 6
Z39.22 -- [Proof Corrections] -- Drafts, 1969-1974 series 1box 13folder 1
Z39.23 -- [STRN], 1970-1977 series 1box 13folder 2
Z39.23 -- [STRN], 1970-1977 series 1box 13folder 3
Z39.23 -- [STRN] -- Drafts, 1972-1974 series 1box 13folder 4
Z39.24 -- [Slavic Cyrillic], 1954-1977 series 1box 13folder 5
Z39.24 -- [Slavic Cyrillic], 1954-1977 series 1box 13folder 6
Z39.24 -- [Slavic Cyrillic] -- Drafts, 1970-1976 series 1box 13folder 7
Z39.25 -- [Hebrew], 1963-1973 series 1box 13folder 8
Z39.25 -- [Hebrew], 1974-1981 series 1box 14folder 1
Z39.25 -- [Hebrew] -- Drafts, 1971-1974 series 1box 14folder 2
Z39.26 -- [Advertising], 1972-1975 series 1box 14folder 3
Z39.27 -- [Country Codes], 1963-1984 series 1box 14folder 4
Z39.27 -- [Country Codes], 1963-1984 series 1box 14folder 5
Z39.27 -- [Country Codes], 1963-1984 series 1box 14folder 6
Z39.27 -- [Country Codes], 1963-1984 series 1box 14folder 7
Z39.27 -- [Country Codes] -- Drafts, 1972-1984 series 1box 15folder 1
Z39.29 -- [Bibliographic References/Citations], 1959-June 1974 series 1box 15folder 2
Z39.29 -- [Bibliographic References/Citations], 1959-June 1974 series 1box 15folder 3
Z39.29 -- [Bibliographic References/Citations], 1959-June 1974 series 1box 15folder 4
Z39.29 -- [Bibliographic References/Citations], 1959-June 1974 series 1box 15folder 5
Z39.29 -- [Bibliographic References/Citations], 1959-June 1974 series 1box 15folder 6
Z39.29 -- [Bibliographic References/Citations], July 1974-1980 series 1box 16folder 1
Z39.29 -- [Bibliographic References/Citations], July 1974-1980 series 1box 16folder 2
Z39.29 -- [Bibliographic References/Citations], July 1974-1980 series 1box 16folder 3
Z39.29 -- [Bibliographic References/Citations] -- Drafts, 197?-October 1974 series 1box 16folder 4
Z39.29 -- [Bibliographic References/Citations] -- Drafts, 197?-October 1974 series 1box 16folder 5
Z39.29 -- [Bibliographic References/Citations] -- Drafts, 197?-October 1974 series 1box 16folder 6
Z39.29 -- [Bibliographic References/Citations] -- Drafts, December 1974-1977 series 1box 17folder 1
Z39.29 -- [Bibliographic References/Citations] -- Drafts, December 1974-1977 series 1box 17folder 2
Z39.29 -- [Bibliographic References/Citations] -- Drafts, December 1974-1977 series 1box 17folder 3
Z39.29 -- [Bibliographic References/Citations] -- Drafts, December 1974-1977 series 1box 17folder 4
Z39.30 -- [Book Ordering/Library Materials], 1978-1980 series 1box 17folder 5
Z39.31 -- [Scientific and Technical Translation], 1975-1978 series 1box 17folder 6
Z39.32 -- [Microfiche Headings], 1969-1981 series 1box 17folder 7
Z39.32 -- [Microfiche Headings], 1969-1981 series 1box 17folder 8
Z39.32 -- [Microfiche Headings] -- Drafts, 1972-1979 series 1box 17folder 9
Z39.33 -- [Identification Codes for Use by the Bibliographic Community], 1975-1982 series 1box 18folder 1
Z39.33 -- [Identification Codes for Use by the Bibliographic Community], 1975-1982 series 1box 18folder 2
Z39.34 -- [Synoptics], 1975-1982 series 1box 18folder 3
Z39.34 -- [Synoptics] -- Drafts, 1975-1977 series 1box 18folder 4
Z39.35 -- [Khmer/Pali], 1976-1978 series 1box 18folder 5
Z39.37 -- [Armenian], 1977-1979 series 1box 18folder 6
Z39.39 -- [Newspaper and Periodical Statistics], 1975-August 1981 series 1box 18folder 7
Z39.39 -- [Newspaper and Periodical Statistics], 1975-August 1981 series 1box 18folder 8
Z39.40 -- [Microform Publishing Statistics], 1975-1979 series 1box 19folder 1
Z39.41 -- [Book Spine Formats], 1975-1979 series 1box 19folder 2
Z39.42 -- [Serial Holdings Statements], 1977-1978 series 1box 19folder 3
Z39.43 -- [Books/Identification Codes], 1975-1981 series 1box 19folder 4
Z39.44 -- [Holdings/Periodicals/Serials], 1978-August 1981 series 1box 19folder 5
Z39.44 -- [Holdings/Periodicals/Serials], 1978-August 1981 series 1box 19folder 6
Z39.44 -- [Holdings/Periodicals/Serials], 1978-August 1981 series 1box 19folder 7
Z39.44 -- [Holdings/Periodicals/Serials], 1978-August 1981 series 1box 19folder 8
Z39.44 -- [Holdings/Periodicals/Serials], September 1981-July 1985 series 1box 20folder 1
Z39.44 -- [Holdings/Periodicals/Serials], 1981-July 1985 series 1box 20folder 2
Z39.44 -- [Holdings/Periodicals/Serials], 1981-July 1985 series 1box 20folder 3
Z39.44 -- [Holdings/Periodicals/Serials], 1981-July 1985 series 1box 20folder 4
Z39.44 -- [Holdings/Periodicals/Serials], 1981-July 1985 series 1box 20folder 5
Z39.44 -- [Holdings/Periodicals/Serials] -- Drafts, 1977-January 1983 series 1box 20folder 6
Z39.44 -- [Holdings/Periodicals/Serials] -- Drafts, 1977-January 1983 series 1box 20folder 7
Z39.44 -- [Holdings/Periodicals/Serials] -- Drafts, 1977-January 1983 series 1box 20folder 8
Z39.44 -- [Holdings/Periodicals/Serials] -- Drafts, 1977-January 1983 series 1box 20folder 9
Z39.44 -- [Holdings/Periodicals/Serials] -- Drafts, September 1983-1985 series 1box 21folder 1
Z39.44 -- [Holdings/Periodicals/Serials] -- Drafts, September 1983-1985 series 1box 21folder 2
Z39.44 -- [Holdings/Periodicals/Serials] -- Drafts, September 1983-1985 series 1box 21folder 3
Z39.44 -- [Holdings/Periodicals/Serials] -- Drafts, September 1983-1985 series 1box 21folder 4
Z39.44 -- [Holdings/Periodicals/Serials] -- Drafts, September 1983-1985 series 1box 21folder 5
Z39.44 -- [Holdings/Periodicals/Serials] -- Drafts, September 1983-1985 series 1box 21folder 6
Z39.44 -- [Holdings/Periodicals/Serials] -- Drafts, September 1983-1985 series 1box 21folder 7
Z39.44 -- [Holdings/Periodicals/Serials] -- Drafts, September 1983-1985 series 1box 21folder 8
Z39.45 -- [Claims/Periodicals/Serials], 1980-1981 series 1box 21folder 9
Z39.48 -- [Permanence of Paper for Publications and Documents in Libraries and Archives], 1980-1982 series 1box 21folder 10

Series 2: Subcommittee Files of Unapproved Drafts, 1958-1982 (2 linear feet)

This series is comprised of committee files of draft standards tht never reached the voting stage in the standards develoment process. These files contain similar invormaton to theat found in the files of Series 1, but are generally much smaller. The files are arranged alphabetically by topic.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
SC 15 -- Basic Criteria for Filing, 1965-1972 series 2box 1folder 1
SC J -- Bibiographic Data Source File Identification, 1979-1980 series 2box 1folder 2
SC 16 -- Bookbinding, 1966-1977 series 2box 1folder 3
SC 16 -- Bookbinding, 1966-1977 series 2box 1folder 4
SC 14 -- Classification, 1963-1967 series 2box 1folder 5
SC 34 -- Code Identification of Serial Articles, 1977-1979 series 2box 1folder 6
SC N -- Coded Computer Sets for Bibliographic Use, 1979-1981 series 2box 1folder 7
SC D -- Coded Computer Protocol, 1979-1981 series 2box 1folder 8
SC 45 -- Dissertations, 1978-1981 series 2box 1folder 9
SC Y -- Guidelines for Format and Publishing of Standards and Specifications, 1982 series 2box 1folder 10
SC 28 -- Guides for Referees of Journal Articles, 1969-1977 series 2box 1folder 11
SC 0 -- Identification Codes for Library Items and Patrons 1977-1980 series 2box 2folder 1
SC H -- Identification of Bibliographic Data on and Relating to Patent Documents 1979-1981 series 2box 2folder 2
Investigation of Holdings Statement Requirements within a Location System 1980 series 2box 2folder 3
SC 34 -- Journal Article Code 1974-1978 series 2box 2folder 4
SC 34 -- Journal Article Code 1974-1978 series 2box 2folder 5
SC C -- Language Codes 1979-1980 series 2box 2folder 6
SC 36 -- Multi-Copy Standard Title Order Forms 1979-1980 series 2box 2folder 7
Nonprint Media Standards 1973-1975 series 2box 2folder 8
SC H -- Patent Data Element Standards 1979-1980 series 2box 2folder 9
Periodical Title Code Proposal -- 1968 series 2box 2folder 10
SC M -- Serial Publication Page Margins 1979 series 2box 2folder 11
SC F -- Serial Publication Pattern Codes 1979-1981 series 2box 2folder 12
SC 9 -- Specialized Vocabulary of Information Dissemination 1960-September 1971 series 2box 2folder 13
SC 9 -- Specialized Vocabulary of Information Dissemination 1960-September 1971 series 2box 2folder 14
SC 9 -- Specialized Vocabulary of Information Dissemination 1960-September 1971 series 2box 2folder 15
SC 9 -- Specialized Vocabulary of Information Dissemination October 1971-June 1976 series 2box 3folder 1
SC 9 -- Specialized Vocabulary of Information Dissemination October 1971-June 1976 series 2box 3folder 2
SC 9 -- Specialized Vocabulary of Information Dissemination October 1971-June 1976 series 2box 3folder 3
SC B -- Standard Form for Copyright Transfer 1979 series 2box 3folder 4
SC 45 -- Standard Library Identification Number 1978-1979 series 2box 3folder 5
SC 31 -- Standard Record Number 1970-1973 series 2box 3folder 6
SC 31 -- Standard Record Number 1970-1973 series 2box 3folder 7
Terminology Standard for Publisher and Bookseller Response Terms 1980 series 2box 3folder 8
SC G -- Terms and Symbols used in Form Functoinal-Areas of Interactive Retrieval Systems 1979-1980 series 2box 3folder 9
SC 5 -- Transliteration 1959-1978 series 2box 4folder 1
SC 5 -- Transliteration 1959-1978 series 2box 4folder 2
SC L -- Transliteration 1979-1981 series 2box 4folder 3
Z39 -- International Subcommittee 1958-1968 series 2box 4folder 4

Series 3: Z39 General Administration, 1958-1985 and undated (11 linear feet)

The files in this series consist of bylaws, correspondence, annual reports, grant files, minutes and reports of administrative committees, procedure manuals and lists of NISO (Z39) members and standards committees' members.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
American Library Association 1978-1980 series 3box 1folder 1
American Library Association Standards Committee 1975-1977 series 3box 1folder 2
American National Standards Institute Operating Procedures 1967-1977 series 3box 1folder 3
American National Standards Institute Operating Procedures 1967-1977 series 3box 1folder 4
American National Standards Institute Public Confernece 1983 series 3box 1folder 5
American National Standards Institute Service Fees 1979-1982 series 3box 1folder 6
American National Standards Institute Z39 Committee Meetings 1969-1977 series 3box 1folder 7
American National Standards Institute Z39 Committee Meetings 1969-1977 series 3box 1folder 8
American National Standards Institute Z39 Committee Meetings 1969-1977 series 3box 1folder 9
American National Standards Institute Z39 Committee Meetings 1969-1977 series 3box 1folder 10
American National Standards Institute Z39 Committee Meetings 1969-1977 series 3box 1folder 11
American National Standards Institute Z39 Committee Meetings 1969-1977 series 3box 1folder 12
American National Standards Institute Z39 Committee Meetings 1969-1977 series 3box 1folder 13
American National Standards Institute Z39 Committee Meetings 1969-1977 series 3box 1folder 14
American Standards Association Sectional Committee Z39 Meetings 1958-1961 series 3box 1folder 15
American Standards Association Sectional Committee Z39 Meetings 1958-1961 series 3box 1folder 16
American Standards Association Sectional Committee Z39 Meetings 1958-1961 series 3box 1folder 17
American Standards Association Sectional Committee Z39 Meetings 1962-1965 series 3box 2folder 1
American Standards Association Sectional Committee Z39 Meetings 1962-1965 series 3box 2folder 1
American Standards Association Sectional Committee Z39 Meetings 1962-1965 series 3box 2folder 2
American Standards Association Sectional Committee Z39 Meetings 1962-1965 series 3box 2folder 3
American Standards Association Sectional Committee Z39 Meetings 1962-1965 series 3box 2folder 4
American Standards Association Sectional Committee Z39 Meetings 1962-1965 series 3box 2folder 5
American Standards Association Sectional Committee Z39 Meetings 1962-1965 series 3box 2folder 6
American Standards Association Sectional Committee Z39 Meetings 1962-1965 series 3box 2folder 7
Annual Reports 1967-1977 series 3box 2folder 8
Annual Status Reports series 3box 2folder 9
Annual Status Reports series 3box 2folder 10
[Bejuki Paper of Z39] 1967 series 3box 2folder 11
Bibliographies of Standards-Related Activities 1975-1977 series 3box 2folder 12
Bowker Annual Articles 1969-1981 series 3box 2folder 13
Budget 1978-1981 series 3box 3folder 1
Budget 1978-1981 series 3box 3folder 2
Bylaws 1978-1984 series 3box 3folder 3
Bylaws 1978-1984 series 3box 3folder 4
Bylaws 1978-1984 series 3box 3folder 5
Bylaws 1978-1984 series 3box 3folder 6
Bylaws 1978-1984 series 3box 3folder 7
Bylaws Ballot 1979 series 3box 3folder 8
Bylaws Ballot 1980 series 3box 4folder 1
Compilation of Terms and Definitions Appearing in Z39 Standards 1973-1980 series 3box 4folder 2
Correspondence 1958-1964 series 3box 4folder 3
Correspondence 1958-1964 series 3box 4folder 4
Correspondence 1958-1964 series 3box 4folder 5
Correspondence 1958-1964 series 3box 4folder 6
Correspondence 1958-1964 series 3box 4folder 7
Correspondence 1958-1964 series 3box 4folder 8
Correspondence 1958-1964 series 3box 4folder 9
Correspondence 1965-1973 series 3box 5folder 1
Correspondence 1965-1973 series 3box 5folder 2
Correspondence 1965-1973 series 3box 5folder 3
Correspondence 1965-1973 series 3box 5folder 4
Correspondence 1965-1973 series 3box 5folder 5
Correspondence 1965-1973 series 3box 5folder 6
Correspondence 1965-1973 series 3box 5folder 7
Correspondence 1965-1973 series 3box 5folder 8
Correspondence 1965-1973 series 3box 5folder 9
Correspondence 1965-1973 series 3box 5folder 10
Correspondence 1974-June 1977 series 3box 6folder 1
Correspondence 1974-June 1977 series 3box 6folder 2
Correspondence 1974-June 1977 series 3box 6folder 3
Correspondence 1974-June 1977 series 3box 6folder 4
Correspondence July 1977-June 1979 series 3box 7folder 1
Correspondence July 1977-June 1979 series 3box 7folder 2
Correspondence July 1977-June 1979 series 3box 7folder 3
Correspondence July 1977-June 1979 series 3box 7folder 4
Correspondence July 1977-June 1979 series 3box 7folder 5
Correspondence July 1977-June 1979 series 3box 7folder 6
Correspondence July 1979-1980 series 3box 8folder 1
Correspondence July 1979-1980 series 3box 8folder 2
Correspondence July 1979-1980 series 3box 8folder 3
Correspondence July 1979-1980 series 3box 8folder 4
Correspondence 1981-May 1982 series 3box 9folder 1
Correspondence 1981-May 1982 series 3box 9folder 2
Correspondence 1981-May 1982 series 3box 9folder 3
Correspondence 1981-May 1982 series 3box 9folder 4
Correspondence 1981-May 1982 series 3box 9folder 5
Correspondence June 1982-January 1983 series 3box 10folder 1
Correspondence June 1982-January 1983 series 3box 10folder 2
Correspondence June 1982-January 1983 series 3box 10folder 3
Correspondence June 1982-January 1983 series 3box 10folder 4
Correspondence June 1982-January 1983 series 3box 10folder 5
Correspondence June 1982-January 1983 series 3box 10folder 6
Correspondence June 1982-January 1983 series 3box 10folder 7
Correspondence June 1982-January 1983 series 3box 10folder 8
Correspondence February 1983-1985 series 3box 11folder 1
Correspondence February 1983-1985 series 3box 11folder 2
Correspondence February 1983-1985 series 3box 11folder 3
Correspondence February 1983-1985 series 3box 11folder 4
Correspondence February 1983-1985 series 3box 11folder 5
Correspondence February 1983-1985 series 3box 11folder 6
Correspondence February 1983-1985 series 3box 11folder 7
Council of National Library Associations (CNLIA) 1965-1977 series 3box 11folder 8
Council of National Library Associations (CNLIA) 1965-1977 series 3box 11folder 9
Council of National Library Associations (CNLIA) 1965-1977 series 3box 11folder 10
Council of National Library Associations (CNLIA) 1965-1977 series 3box 11folder 11
Council of National Library Associations (CNLIA) 1978-1981 series 3box 12folder 1
Council of National Library Associations (CNLIA) Questionnaire on Z39 Title and Scope 1978 series 3box 12folder 2
Council of National Library Associations (CNLIA) Questionnaire to Z39 Members on Possible Dues 1978 series 3box 12folder 3
Council on Library Resources Grant no. 333 1965-1969 series 3box 12folder 4
Council on Library Resources Grant no. 439 1968-1970 series 3box 12folder 5
Council on Library Resources Grant no. 473 1971-1977 series 3box 12folder 6
Council on Library Resources Grant no. 575 1973-1977 series 3box 12folder 7
Council on Library Resources Grant no. 644 1976-1977 series 3box 12folder 8
Council on Library Resources Grant no. 704 1978-1980 series 3box 12folder 9
Council on Library Resources Grant no. 714 1979-1981 series 3box 12folder 10
Council on Library Resources Rush/Stevens Report 1981 series 3box 12folder 11
Executive Council 1978-1983 series 3box 13folder 1
Executive Council 1978-1983 series 3box 13folder 2
Executive Council 1978-1983 series 3box 13folder 3
Executive Council 1978-1983 series 3box 13folder 4
Executive Council 1978-1983 series 3box 13folder 5
Executive Council 1978-1983 series 3box 13folder 6
Executive Council 1978-1983 series 3box 13folder 7
Executive Council 1978-1983 series 3box 13folder 8
Executive Council 1978-1983 series 3box 13folder 9
Executive Director Search 1982 series 3box 14folder 1
Finance Committee 1958-1983 series 3box 14folder 2
Finance Committee 1958-1983 series 3box 14folder 3
Finance Committee 1958-1983 series 3box 14folder 4
Finance Committee 1958-1983 series 3box 14folder 5
Finance Committee 1958-1983 series 3box 14folder 6
Finance Committee 1958-1983 series 3box 14folder 7
Finance Committee 1958-1983 series 3box 14folder 8
Finance Committee 1958-1983 series 3box 14folder 9
Finance Committee Fee Scale Vote series 3box 14folder 10
Funding for 10 Library Standards 1980 series 3box 14folder 11
Funding Proposals and Awards 1979-1981 series 3box 14folder 12
Fundraising 1979 series 3box 14folder 13
Geography and Map Library Division, SLA 1980-1981 series 3box 14folder 14
Guide for the Development of American National Standards 1972 series 3box 15folder 1
Handbook for Subcommittee series 3box 15folder 2
History of Z39 1958-1972 series 3box 15folder 3
IFLA 1981 series 3box 15folder 4
International Standard for Bibliographic Description 1974 series 3box 15folder 5
ISBN Purchase Order Tape System and Glossary (PH 5) 1977 series 3box 15folder 6
Man, Information and Communication throughout History undated series 3box 15folder 7
Membership -- Correspondence 1976-1981 series 3box 15folder 8
Membership -- Correspondence 1976-1981 series 3box 15folder 9
Membership -- Correspondence 1976-1981 series 3box 15folder 10
Membership -- Correspondence 1976-1981 series 3box 15folder 11
Membership -- List 1958-1979 series 3box 15folder 12
Membership -- List 1958-1979 series 3box 15folder 13
Membership -- List undated series 3box 16folder 1
National Bureau of Standards 1978-1979 series 3box 16folder 2
National Commission of Libraries and Information Science (NCLIS) Task Force on Z39 1975-1978 series 3box 16folder 3
National Commission of Libraries and Information Science (NCLIS) Task Force on Z39 1975-1978 series 3box 16folder 4
National Commission of Libraries and Information Science (NCLIS) Task Force on Z39 1975-1978 series 3box 16folder 5
National Commission of Libraries and Information Science (NCLIS) Task Force on Z39 1975-1978 series 3box 16folder 6
National Commission of Libraries and Information Science (NCLIS) Task Force on Z39 1975-1978 series 3box 16folder 7
National Commission of Libraries and Information Science (NCLIS) Task Force on Z39 1978 series 3box 17folder 1
National Micrographics Association 1980-1981 series 3box 17folder 2
National Science Foundation Grants -- no. 78 1962-1964 series 3box 17folder 3
National Science Foundation Grants -- no. 228 1963-1964 series 3box 17folder 4
National Science Foundation Grants -- no. 473 1965-1978 series 3box 17folder 5
National Science Foundation Grants -- no. 473 1965-1978 series 3box 17folder 6
National Science Foundation Grants -- no. 18655 1960-1964 series 3box 17folder 7
National Science Foundation Grants -- no. 7825323 1978-1979 series 3box 17folder 8
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular no. A-119 1980-1982 series 3box 17folder 9
Operating Procedures Manual 1974-1980 series 3box 17folder 10
Operating Manuals 1963-1977 series 3box 18folder 1
Program Committee 1961-1978 series 3box 18folder 2
Program Committee 1961-1978 series 3box 18folder 3
Program Committee 1961-1978 series 3box 18folder 4
Program Committee 1961-1978 series 3box 18folder 5
Program Committee 1961-1978 series 3box 18folder 6
Program Committee 1961-1978 series 3box 18folder 7
Program Committee 1961-1978 series 3box 18folder 8
Program Committee 1979-1980 series 3box 19folder 1
Program Committee 1979-1980 series 3box 19folder 2
Program Committee 1979-1980 series 3box 19folder 3
Program Committee 1979-1980 series 3box 19folder 4
Program Committee 1979-1980 series 3box 19folder 5
Program Committee 1979-1980 series 3box 19folder 6
Program Committee 1979-1980 series 3box 19folder 7
Program Committee 1979-1980 series 3box 19folder 8
Program Committee 1980-1983 series 3box 20folder 1
Program Committee 1980-1983 series 3box 20folder 2
Program Committee 1980-1983 series 3box 20folder 3
Program Committee 1980-1983 series 3box 20folder 4
Program Committee 1980-1983 series 3box 20folder 5
Program Committee 1980-1983 series 3box 20folder 6
Program Committee 1980-1983 series 3box 20folder 7
Program Committee 1985 series 3box 21folder 1
Publications about Z39 1964-1981 series 3box 21folder 2
Publicity Committee 1978-1981 series 3box 21folder 3
Publicity Committee 1978-1981 series 3box 21folder 4
[Relationship between ISO, ASA and Z39 1961?] series 3box 21folder 5
SPINES 1977 series 3box 21folder 6
Status Reports 1969-1982 series 3box 21folder 7
Status Reports 1969-1982 series 3box 21folder 8
Style Manual for Prepartaion of Proposed American National Standards 1972 series 3box 21folder 9
Subcommittee Membership 1966-1980 series 3box 21folder 10
Subcommittee Membership 1966-1980 series 3box 21folder 11
U.S. National Committee for the UNESCO General Information Program 1981-1983 series 3box 22folder 1
USASI [Sectional] Committee Z39 Meeting 1966-1969 series 3box 22folder 2
USASI [Sectional] Committee Z39 Meeting 1966-1969 series 3box 22folder 3
USASI [Sectional] Committee Z39 Meeting 1966-1969 series 3box 22folder 4
USASI [Sectional] Committee Z39 Meeting 1966-1969 series 3box 22folder 5
White House Conference on Library and Information Services 1979-1980 series 3box 22folder 6
Z39 -- Annual Meeting 1973-1983 series 3box 22folder 7
Z39 -- Annual Meeting 1973-1983 series 3box 22folder 8
Z39 -- Annual Meeting 1973-1983 series 3box 22folder 9
Z39 -- Annual Meeting 1973-1983 series 3box 22folder 10
Z39 -- Annual Meeting 1973-1983 series 3box 22folder 11
Z39 -- Annual Meeting 1973-1983 series 3box 22folder 12
Z39 -- Annual Meeting 1973-1983 series 3box 22folder 13
Z39 -- Annual Meeting 1973-1983 series 3box 22folder 14
Z39 -- Annual Meeting 1973-1983 series 3box 22folder 15
Z39 -- Annual Meeting 1973-1983 series 3box 22folder 16
Z39 -- Annual Meeting 1973-1983 series 3box 22folder 17
Z39 -- Elections 1981 series 3box 22folder 18
Z39 -- Name and Scope Change 1966-1967 series 3box 22folder 19
Z39 -- Personnel Matters 1979-1982 series 3box 22folder 20
Z39 -- Position Paper #1 1980-1981 series 3box 22folder 21

Series 4: Publications, 1957-1990 (0.5 linear feet)

This series consists of the newsletters and brochures of NISO (Z39). The organization's newsletter has had four different names: Z49 Newsheet (1957), News About Z39 (1958-1978), Voice of Z39 (1979-1988) and Information Standards Quarterly (1989- ). The brochures are chiefly sales flyers, but some are general information pamphlets.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Brochures 1972-1980 series 4box 1folder 1
Information Standards Quarterly 1989-1990 series 4box 1folder 2
News About Z39 1958-1978 series 4box 1folder 3
News About Z39 1958-1978 series 4box 1folder 4
News About Z39 1958-1978 series 4box 1folder 5
Voice of Z39 series 4box 1folder 6
Voice of Z39 series 4box 1folder 7
Z39 Newssheet 1957 series 4box 1folder 8

Series 5: International Organization for Standardization, 1953-1985 and undated (16 linear feet)

The records in this series consist of the files of standards committees; drafts of standards; published international standards; correspondence; newsletters; reports of ISO plenary working groups and subcommittees within ISO Technical Committee 46 on Documentation (ISO TC 46). NISO comments and votes on drafts of international standrds through ANSI, which is the official U.S. member of ISO. NISO also serves as ANSI's expert advisory group for international standards that pertain to the concerns of libraries, documentaion and information centers, indexing and abstracting services, and the publishing industry. Many current ISO standards in these areas are based on NISO standards.

Subseries 5.1: ISO Standards, 1949-1983 and undated (3.5 linear feet)

This series consists of correspondence, drafts and published ISO standards. If NISO (Z39) voted on an ISO draft, a record can generally be found in the file, with explanation if there was a negative vote. Files are arranged consecutively by standard number; the box inventory for this subseries lists the corresponding names of the standards.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
ISO 4 -- Rules for the Abbreviations of Title Words and Titles of Publications 1953-1985 and undatedseries 5.1box 1folder 1
ISO 9 -- Transliteration of Slavic Cyrillic Characters into Latin Characters 1949-1983 and undatedseries 5.1box 1folder 2
ISO 9 -- Transliteration of Slavic Cyrillic Characters into Latin Characters 1949-1983 and undatedseries 5.1box 1folder 3
ISO 18 -- Short Contents List of Periodicals or Other Documents 1955-1980series 5.1box 1folder 4
ISO 30 -- Bibliographic Identification of Serial Publications 1956-1985series 5.1box 1folder 5
ISO 77 -- Bibliographical References - Essential Elements 1972series 5.1box 1folder 6
ISO 214 -- Documentation - Abstracts 1969-1975series 5.1box 2folder 1
ISO 215 -- Presentation of Contributions to Periodicals 1961-1985series 5.1box 2folder 2
ISO 233 -- Documentation - Transliteration of Arabic Characters into Latin Characters 1961-1984series 5.1box 2folder 3
ISO 259.2 -- Transliteration of Hebrew Characters into Latin Characters 1962-1984series 5.1box 2folder 4
ISO 639 -- Symbols for Languages and Authorities 1978-1983series 5.1box 2folder 5
ISO 690 -- Bibliographic Refernces - Content, Form and Structure 1973-1985series 5.1box 2folder 6
ISO 690 -- Bibliographic References - Content, Form and Structure 1973-1985series 5.1box 2folder 7
ISO 690 -- Bibliographic References - Content, Form and Structure 1973-1985series 5.1box 2folder 8
ISO 690 -- Bibliographic References - Content, Form and Structure 1973-1985series 5.1box 2folder 9
ISO 690 -- Bibliographic References - Content, Form and Structure 1973-1985series 5.1box 2folder 10
ISO 690 -- Bibliographic References - Content, Form and Structure 1973-1985series 5.1box 3folder 1
ISO 690 -- Bibliographic References - Content, Form and Structure 1973-1985series 5.1box 3folder 2
ISO 690 -- Bibliographic References - Content, Form and Structure 1973-1985series 5.1box 3folder 3
ISO 690 -- Bibliographic References - Content, Form and Structure 1973-1985series 5.1box 3folder 4
ISO 690 -- Bibliographic References - Content, Form and Structure 1973-1985series 5.1box 3folder 5
ISO 832 -- Abbreviation of Typical Wordsseries 5.1box 3folder 6
ISO 833 -- International List of Periodical Title Word Abbreviations 1968-1979series 5.1box 3folder 7
ISO 955 -- Transliteration of Alphabets of Non-Slavic Languages using Cyrillic Characters 196701970series 5.1box 3folder 8
ISO 999 -- Index of a Publication 1980-1984series 5.1box 3folder 9
ISO 1086 -- Title Leaves of a Book 1983series 5.1box 3folder 10
ISO 2146 -- Documentation - Directories of Libraries, Archives, Information and Documentation Centres and their Data Bases 1972-1985series 5.1box 4folder 1
ISO 2709 -- Documentation - Format for Bibliographic Information Interchange on Magnetic Tape 1978-1981series 5.1box 4folder 2
ISO 2788 -- Documentation - Guidelines for the Establishment and Development of Monolingual Thesauri 1974-1986series 5.1box 4folder 3
ISO 2789 -- International Library Statistics 1974series 5.1box 4folder 4
ISO 3166 -- Codes for the Representation of Names of Sub-divisions of Countries 1974-1985series 5.1box 4folder 5
ISO 3166 -- Codes for the Representation of Names of Sub-divisions of Countries 1974-1985series 5.1box 4folder 6
ISO 3166 -- Codes for the Representation of Names of Sub-divisions of Countries 1974-1985series 5.1box 4folder 7
ISO 3297 -- International Standard Serial Numbering (ISSN) 1975-1985series 5.1box 5folder 1
ISO 3388 -- Patents - Bibliographical References - Essential and Complementary Elements 1970-1975series 5.1box 5folder 2
ISO 3602 -- Romanization of Japanese 1975-1981series 5.1box 5folder 3
ISO 3901 -- International Standard Recording Code 1975-1985series 5.1box 5folder 4
ISO 5122 -- Abstract Sheets in Serial Publications 1979-1984series 5.1box 5folder 5
ISO 5123 -- Headers for Microfiches of Monographs and Serials 1979-1984series 5.1box 5folder 6
ISO 5127 -- Vocabulary of Information and Documentation 1978-1979series 5.1box 5folder 7
ISO 5426 -- Extension of Latin Alphabet Coded Character Set for Bibliographic Information Exchange 1978-1983series 5.1box 5folder 8
ISO 5427 -- Extension of Cyrillic Alphabet Coded Character Set for Bibliographic Information Interchange 1984series 5.1box 5folder 9
ISO 5428 -- Greek Alphabet Coded Character Set for Bibliographic Information Exchange 1978-1984series 5.1box 5folder 10
ISO 5963 -- Methods for Examining Documents, Determining their Subjects and Selecting Indexing Terms 1978-1985series 5.1box 5folder 11
ISO 5964 -- Guidelines for the Establishment and Development of Multilingual Thesauri 1978-1985series 5.1box 6folder 1
ISO 5966 -- Presentation of Scientific and Technical Reports 1982series 5.1box 6folder 2
ISO 6156E -- Magnetic Tape Exhange format for Terminological/Lexicological Records 1983series 5.1box 6folder 3
ISO 6357 -- Spine Titles on Books and Other Publications 1982series 5.1box 6folder 4
ISO 6438 -- African Coded Character Set for Bibliographicseries 5.1box 6folder 5
ISO 6630 -- Bibliographic Control Characters 1979-1985series 5.1box 6folder 6
ISO 6861 -- Cyrillic Alphabet Character Sets for Slavonic Languages 1979-1985series 5.1box 6folder 7
ISO 6862 -- Mathematical Character Set for Bibliographic Use 1979series 5.1box 6folder 8
ISO 7098 -- Documentation - Romanization of Chinese 1980-1982series 5.1box 6folder 9
ISO 7144 -- Presentation of Theses and Similar Documents 1979-1985series 5.1box 6folder 10
ISO 7154 -- Bibliographic Filing Principles 1980-1984series 5.1box 6folder 11
ISO 7220 -- Presentation of Catalogues on Technical Data Sheets and Standard-like Publications 1979series 5.1box 6folder 12
ISO 7245 -- Presentation of Title Information of Series 1980-1983series 5.1box 7folder 1
ISO 8459 -- Documentation - Bibliographic Data Elements in Manual and Machine Processing 1980-1985series 5.1box 7folder 2

Subseries 5.2: ISO Plenary Meetings, 1961-1985 and undated (2.5 linear feet)

This series contains correspondence, agendas, minutes, resolutions and reports generated from ISO's annual plenary meetings. The files are arranged numerically by plenary number.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Plenary Meetings -- 9th 1961-1962series 5.2box 1folder 1
Plenary Meetings -- 9th 1961-1962series 5.2box 1folder 2
Plenary Meetings -- 9th 1961-1962series 5.2box 1folder 3
Plenary Meetings -- 10th 1963-1967 and undatedseries 5.2box 1folder 4
Plenary Meetings -- 10th 1963-1967 and undatedseries 5.2box 1folder 5
Plenary Meetings -- 11th 1966-1967 and undatedseries 5.2box 2folder 1
Plenary Meetings -- 11th 1966-1967 and undatedseries 5.2box 2folder 2
Plenary Meetings -- 12th 1968-1970 and undatedseries 5.2box 2folder 3
Plenary Meetings -- 12th 1968-1970 and undatedseries 5.2box 2folder 4
Plenary Meetings -- 12th Documents received via USASI relative to meeting, 1969-1970 and undatedseries 5.2box 2folder 5
Plenary Meetings -- 12th Documents received via USASI relating to meeting 1969-1970 and undatedseries 5.2box 3folder 1
Plenary Meetings -- 12th Documents received via USASI relating to meeting 1969-1970 and undatedseries 5.2box 3folder 2
Plenary Meetings -- 13th 1968-1971 and undatedseries 5.2box 3folder 3
Plenary Meetings -- 13th 1968-1971 and undatedseries 5.2box 3folder 4
Plenary Meetings -- 14th 1972series 5.2box 3folder 5
Plenary Meetings -- 15th 1973-1974series 5.2box 4folder 1
Plenary Meetings -- 16th 1973-1977series 5.2box 4folder 2
Plenary Meetings -- 16th 1973-1977series 5.2box 4folder 3
Plenary Meetings -- 17th 1977-1978series 5.2box 4folder 4
Plenary Meetings -- 18th 1977-July 1978series 5.2box 4folder 5
Plenary Meetings -- 18th August 1978-1979series 5.2box 5folder 1
Plenary Meetings -- 19th 1979-1981series 5.2box 5folder 2
Plenary Meetings -- 20th 1982-1983series 5.2box 5folder 3

Subseries 5.3: ISO TC 46 General Administration, 1956-1984 (2 linear feet)

This series is comprised of annual reports, correspondence, historical information, newsletters, steering committee reports and voting records of the ISO Technical Committee on Documentation (TC 46). The files are arranged alphabetically by subject and/or document type.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Annual Reports 1960-1961, 1963, 1966-1972, 1974-1977series 5.3box 1folder 1
Annual Reports 1960-1961, 1963, 1966-1972, 1974-1977series 5.3box 1folder 2
Correspondence 1961-1977series 5.3box 1folder 3
Correspondence 1961-1977series 5.3box 1folder 4
Correspondence 1961-1977series 5.3box 1folder 5
Correspondence 1961-1977series 5.3box 1folder 6
Correspondence 1961-1977series 5.3box 1folder 7
Correspondence 1978-1983series 5.3box 2folder 1
Correspondence 1978-1983series 5.3box 2folder 2
Correspondence 1978-1983series 5.3box 2folder 3
Correspondence 1978-1983series 5.3box 2folder 4
Correspondence 1978-1983series 5.3box 2folder 5
Directives for Technical Work of ISO 1982series 5.3box 2folder 6
Historical 1956-1966series 5.3box 3folder 1
Historical 1956-1966series 5.3box 3folder 2
INFCO 1971series 5.3box 3folder 3
ISBN Advisory Board 1969-1975series 5.3box 3folder 4
News About TC 46 1975-1984series 5.3box 3folder 5
Steering Committee 1976-January 1980series 5.3box 3folder 6
Steering Committee 1980-1982series 5.3box 4folder 1
Steering Committee 1980-1982series 5.3box 4folder 2
Voting 1967-1978series 5.3box 4folder 3
Voting 1967-1978series 5.3box 4folder 4

Subseries 5.4: ISO Committees' Files, 1960-1985 and undated (8 linear feet)

This series contains the working files of a large number of TC 46 working groups and subcommittees. The files primarily contain correspondence, reports, voting records, supporting research and minutes. Also located in this series are files from other ISO Technical Committees with interests related to TC 46: TC 37, Terminology; TC 54, Documents and Data Elements in Administration, Commerce and Industry; TC 97, Computers and Information Processing; and TC 130, Graphic Technology. The files are arranged numerically, first by TC number, then by subcommittee number, then by working group number.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
ISO TC 37 -- Terminology 1960--September 1973series 5.4box 1folder 1
ISO TC 37 -- Terminology 1960--September 1973series 5.4box 1folder 2
ISO TC 37 -- Terminology 1960--September 1973series 5.4box 1folder 3
ISO TC 37 -- Terminology 1960--September 1973series 5.4box 1folder 4
ISO TC 37 -- Terminology 1960--September 1973series 5.4box 1folder 5
ISO TC 37 -- Terminology October 1973-1979series 5.4box 2folder 1
ISO TC 37 -- Terminology October 1973-1979series 5.4box 2folder 2
ISO TC 37 -- Terminology October 1973-1979series 5.4box 2folder 3
ISO TC 37 -- Terminology October 1973-1979series 5.4box 2folder 4
ISO TC 46/SC 1 -- Documentary Reproduction 1967-1978series 5.4box 2folder 5
ISO TC 46/SC 1 -- Documentary Reproduction 1967-1978series 5.4box 2folder 6
ISO TC 46/SC 1/WG 3 -- Micrographics 1778-1979series 5.4box 3folder 1
ISO TC 46/SC 2 -- Conversion of Written Languages 1960-May 1976series 5.4box 3folder 2
ISO TC 46/SC 2 -- Conversion of Written Languages 1960-May 1976series 5.4box 3folder 3
ISO TC 46/SC 2 -- Conversion of Written Languages 1960-May 1976series 5.4box 3folder 4
ISO TC 46/SC 2 -- Conversion of Written Languages 1960-May 1976series 5.4box 3folder 5
ISO TC 46/SC 2 -- Conversion of Written Languages 1960-May 1976series 5.4box 3folder 6
ISO TC 46/SC 2 -- Conversion of Written Languages June 1976-1982series 5.4box 4folder 1
ISO TC 46/SC 2 -- Conversion of Written Languages June 1976-1982series 5.4box 4folder 2
ISO TC 46/SC 3 -- Terminology 1967-1972series 5.4box 4folder 3
ISO TC 46/SC 3 -- Terminology 1967-1972series 5.4box 4folder 4
ISO TC 46/SC 3 -- Terminology 1967-1972series 5.4box 4folder 5
ISO TC 46/SC 3 -- Terminology 1973-1975series 5.4box 5folder 1
ISO TC 46/SC 3 -- Terminology 1973-1975series 5.4box 5folder 2
ISO TC 46/SC 3 -- Terminology 1973-1975series 5.4box 5folder 3
ISO TC 46/SC 3 -- Terminology 1973-1975series 5.4box 5folder 4
ISO TC 46/SC 3 -- Terminology 1973-1975series 5.4box 5folder 5
ISO TC 46/SC 3 -- Terminology 1973-1975series 5.4box 5folder 6
ISO TC 46/SC 3 -- Terminology 1976-1977series 5.4box 6folder 1
ISO TC 46/SC 3 -- Terminology 1976-1977series 5.4box 6folder 2
ISO TC 46/SC 3 -- Terminology 1976-1977series 5.4box 6folder 3
ISO TC 46/SC 3 -- Terminology 1976-1977series 5.4box 6folder 4
ISO TC 46/SC 3 -- Terminology 1976-1977series 5.4box 6folder 5
ISO TC 46/SC 3 -- Terminology 1978-1979series 5.4box 7folder 1
ISO TC 46/SC 4 -- Automation in Documentation 1970-1980series 5.4box 7folder 2
ISO TC 46/SC 4 -- Automation in Documentation 1970-1980series 5.4box 7folder 3
ISO TC 46/SC 4 -- Automation in Documentation 1970-1980series 5.4box 7folder 4
ISO TC 46/SC 4/WG 1 -- Character Sets 1971-June 1973series 5.4box 7folder 5
ISO TC 46/SC 4/WG 1 -- Character Sets July 1973-1981 and undatedseries 5.4box 8folder 1
ISO TC 46/SC 4/WG 1 -- Character Sets July 1973-1981 and undatedseries 5.4box 8folder 2
ISO TC 46/SC 4/WG 1 -- Character Sets July 1973-1981 and undatedseries 5.4box 8folder 3
ISO TC 46/SC 4/WG 1 -- Character Sets July 1973-1981 and undatedseries 5.4box 8folder 4
ISO TC 46/SC 4/WG 1 -- Character Sets July 1973-1981 and undatedseries 5.4box 8folder 5
ISO TC 46/SC 4/WG 2 -- Bibliographic Content Designators for Machine Processing 1972-1974series 5.4box 8folder 6
ISO TC 46/SC 4/WG 3 -- International Bibliographic Filing Principles 1974-1981series 5.4box 8folder 7
ISO TC 46/SC 4/WG 4 -- Format Structure for Bibliographic Information Interchange in Machine Readable Form 1975series 5.4box 9folder 1
ISO TC 46/SC 4/WG 5 -- Application Level Protocol 1978-1981series 5.4box 9folder 2
ISO TC 46/SC 6 -- Bibliographic Data Elemtns in Manual and Machine Processing 1977-1981series 5.4box 9folder 3
ISO TC 46/SC 6/WG 1 -- Documentary Data Elements 1978 and undatedseries 5.4box 9folder 4
ISO TC 46/SC 6/WG 2 -- Codes and Numbering Systems for the Representation of the Contents of Bibliographic Data Elements 1973-1983 and undatedseries 5.4box 9folder 5
ISO TC 46/SC 6/WG 2 -- Codes and Numbering Systems for the Representation of the Contents of Bibliographic Data Elements 1973-1983 and undatedseries 5.4box 9folder 6
ISO TC 46/SC 6/WG 2 -- Codes and Numbering Systems for the Representation of the Contents of Bibliographic Data Elements 1973-1983 and undatedseries 5.4box 9folder 7
ISO TC 46/SC 7 -- Presentation of Publications 1977-1982series 5.4box 10folder 1
ISO TC 46/WG 1 -- Numbering Systems in Documentation 1968-February 1974series 5.4box 10folder 2
ISO TC 46/WG 1 -- Numbering Systems in Documentation 1968-February 1974series 5.4box 10folder 3
ISO TC 46/WG 1 -- Numbering Systems in Documentation 1968-February 1974series 5.4box 10folder 4
ISO TC 46/WG 1 -- Numbering Systems in Documentation 1968-February 1974series 5.4box 10folder 5
ISO TC 46/WG 1 -- Numbering Systems in Documentation March 1974-1981series 5.4box 11folder 1
ISO TC 46/WG 1 -- Numbering Systems in Documentation March 1974-1981series 5.4box 11folder 2
ISO TC 46/WG 1 -- Numbering Systems in Documentation March 1974-1981series 5.4box 11folder 3
ISO TC 46/WG 2 -- Country Codes 1968-October 1971series 5.4box 11folder 4
ISO TC 46/WG 2 -- Country Codes November 1971-September 1973series 5.4box 12folder 1
ISO TC 46/WG 2 -- Country Codes November 1971-September 1973series 5.4box 12folder 2
ISO TC 46/WG 2 -- Country Codes November 1971-September 1973series 5.4box 12folder 3
ISO TC 46/WG 2 -- Country Codes November 1971-September 1973series 5.4box 12folder 4
ISO TC 46/WG 2 -- Country Codes October 1973-1983series 5.4box 13folder 1
ISO TC 46/WG 2 -- Country Codes October 1973-1983series 5.4box 13folder 2
ISO TC 46/WG 2 -- Country Codes October 1973-1983series 5.4box 13folder 3
ISO TC 46/WG 5 -- Guidelines for Thesauri 1971-January 1974series 5.4box 13folder 4
ISO TC 46/WG 5 -- Guidelines for Thesauri March 1974-1980series 5.4box 14folder 1
ISO TC 46/WG 5 -- Guidelines for Thesauri March 1974-1980series 5.4box 14folder 2
ISO TC 46/WG 7 -- Presentation of Periodicals 1971-April 1974series 5.4box 14folder 3
ISO TC 46/WG 7 -- Presentation of Periodicals 1971-April 1974series 5.4box 14folder 4
ISO TC 46/WG 7 -- Presentation of Periodicals 1971-April 1974series 5.4box 14folder 5
ISO TC 46/WG 7 -- Presentation of Periodicals May 1974-1985series 5.4box 15folder 1
ISO TC 46/WG 7 -- Presentation of Periodicals May 1974-1985series 5.4box 15folder 2
ISO TC 46/WG 7 -- Presentation of Periodicals May 1974-1985series 5.4box 15folder 3
ISO TC 46/WG 7 -- Presentation of Periodicals May 1974-1985series 5.4box 15folder 4
ISO TC 46/WG 7 -- Presentation of Periodicals May 1974-1985series 5.4box 15folder 5
ISO TC 46/WG 11 -- Statistics Relating to Book Production and Periodicals 1982-1985 and undatedseries 5.4box 15folder 6
ISO TC 54 -- Documents and Data Elements in Administration, Commerce and Industry 1973-1974series 5.4box 16folder 1
ISO TC 97 -- Computers and Information Processing 1961-1981series 5.4box 16folder 2
ISO TC 97 -- Computers and Information Processing 1961-1981series 5.4box 16folder 3
ISO TC 97 -- Computers and Information Processing 1961-1981series 5.4box 16folder 4
ISO TC 130 -- Graphic Technology 1975series 5.4box 16folder 5

Series 6: American National Standards Institute, 1964-1983 (2 linear feet)

This series consists of correspondence and reports related to NISO's involvement with ANSI and other ANSI committees. The largest group of files relates to ANSI's standards coordinating board that has changed names several times since 1964. Files which relate to NISO's interaction with other standards developing committees are located here, including PH5, Photgraphic Reproduction of Documents; X3, Computers and Information Processing; and X4, Office Machines and Supplies.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Information Processing Standards Technical Advisory Board 1970 series 6box 1folder 1
Information Processing Systems Standards Board 1964-1969 series 6box 1folder 2
Information Processing Systems Standards Board 1964-1969 series 6box 1folder 3
Information Processing Systems Technical Advisiory Board 1971 series 6box 1folder 4
Information Systems Standards Board 1983 series 6box 1folder 5
Information Systems Standards Management Board (ISSMB) 1975-1977 series 6box 1folder 6
Information Systems Standards Management Board (ISSMB) 1975-1977 series 6box 1folder 7
Information Systems Standards Management Board (ISSMB) 1975-1977 series 6box 1folder 8
Information Systems Standards Management Board (ISSMB) 1975-1977 series 6box 1folder 9
Information Systems Standards Management Board (ISSMB) 1978-1981 series 6box 2folder 1
Information Systems Standards Management Board (ISSMB) 1978-1981 series 6box 2folder 2
Information Systems Standards Management Board (ISSMB) 1978-1981 series 6box 2folder 3
Information Systems Standards Management Board (ISSMB) 1978-1981 series 6box 2folder 4
Information Systems Standards Management Board (ISSMB) 1978-1981 series 6box 2folder 5
Information Systems Standards Management Board (ISSMB) 1978-1981 series 6box 2folder 6
Information Systems Standards Management Board (ISSMB) 1982 series 6box 3folder 1
Information Systems Technical Advisory Board 1972-1975 series 6box 3folder 2
Information Systems Technical Advisory Board 1972-1975 series 6box 3folder 3
Information Systems Technical Advisory Board 1972-1975 series 6box 3folder 4
Information Systems Technical Advisory Board 1972-1975 series 6box 3folder 5
PH5 Correspondence 1965-1981 series 6box 3folder 6
PH5 Correspondence 1965-1981 series 6box 3folder 7
Standard Library Bibliographical Keyboard 1966-1969 series 6box 3folder 8
X3 Correspondence and Standards 1966-1970 series 6box 3folder 9
X3 Correspondence and Standards 1971-1978 series 6box 4folder 1
X3 Correspondence and Standards 1971-1978 series 6box 4folder 2
X3 Correspondence and Standards 1971-1978 series 6box 4folder 3
X4 Correspondence 1972-1977 series 6box 4folder 4

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