Standards in Development: September 15, 2013

Listed below are the NISO working groups that are currently developing new or revised standards, recommended practices, or reports. Refer to the NISO website ( and the Newsline quarterly supplement, Working Group Connection (, for updates on the working group activities.

Note: DSFTU stands for Draft Standard for Trial Use.

Demand Driven Acquisition of Monographs
Co-chairs: Michael Levine-Clark, Barbara Kawecki
Recommended Practice (NISO RP-20-201x,) in development.

Digital Bookmarking and Annotation Sharing
Co-chairs: Ken Haase, Dan Whaley

Standard (NISO Z39.97-201x) in development.

Journal Article Versions (JAV) Addendum
Chair: Michael Dellert

Revised Recommended Practice (NISO RP-9-201x) in development.

Knowledge Base and Related Tools (KBART) Phase II
Joint project with UKSG.
Co-chairs: Magaly Bascones, Chad Hutchens

Phase II Recommended Practice (NISO RP-17-201x) in development.

Open Access Metadata and Indicators
Co-chairs: Cameron Neylon, Ed Pentz, Greg Tananbaum

Recommended Practice (NISO RP-22-201x) in development.

Open Discovery Initiative
Co-chairs: Marshall Breeding, Jenny Walker

Recommended Practice (NISO RP-19-201x) in development.

Protocol for Exchanging Serial Content (PESC)
Co-chairs: Leslie Johnston, Kimberly Tryka

Working Group being formed to develop recommended practice.

Resource Synchronization
Co-chairs: Herbert Van de Sompel, Todd Carpenter

Standard (NISO Z39.99-201x) in development.

Standard Interchange Protocol (SIP)
Co-chairs: John Bodfish, Ted Koppel

Standard (NISO Z39.100-201x) in development.

SUSHI Server Working Group
Chair: Oliver Pesch
NISO RP-13-201x,
Providing a Test Mode for SUSHI Servers finalizing for publication following a draft for trial use.