NISO Celebrates 75 Years: Milestones July 2009 - December 2013

The National Information Standards Organization turns 75 this year and its publication Information Standards Quarterly (ISQ) has just passed its 25th birthday. In the 2009 issues of ISQ when the organization turned 70, we shared with you some of NISO’s milestones beginning with its inception as Committee Z39 of the American Standards Association (ASA) in 1939. In this issue we update that timeline with new milestones from the past five years.

July 2009
Developers of NISO Shared E-Resource Understanding (SERU) Recommended Practice receive Coutts Award for innovation
in electronic resources management

January 2010
UKSG and NISO release KBART: Knowledge Bases and Related Tools Recommended Practice (RP-9)

August 2010
NISO and Indiana University receive Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant to advance tools for quantifying scholarly impact from large-scale usage data

Cost of Resource Exchange (CORE) Protocol Recommended Practice published (RP-10)

Joint webinar series launched with the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI) [continued through 2013]

January 2011
Information Standards Quarterly magazine becomes available in open access

July 2011
NISO receives Mellon Foundation grant to support standards development pre-work for e-book annotation sharing

November 2011
ESPReSSO: Establishing Suggested Practices Regarding Single Sign-On Recommended Practice (RP-11) is published

December 2011
NISO and Open Archives Initiative receive grant from Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to create resource synchronization standard

January 2012
Library Standards Alliance members receive new benefit of free connection to all NISO webinars

Physical Delivery of Library Resources Recommended Practice (RP-12) is published

Making Good on the Promise of ERM: A Standards and Best Practices discussion paper is issued

April 2012
RFID in U.S. Libraries Recommended Practice (RP-6) is revised to serve as a U.S. profile to the three-part international standard ISO 28560

June 2012
SERU: A Shared Electronic Resource Understanding Recommended Practice (RP-7) is updated to expand its use beyond e-journals

August 2012
NISO and DAISY Consortium publish Z39.98, Authoring and Interchange Framework, as a replacement for the Digital Talking Book standard

Z39.96, Journal Article Tag Suite (JATS), published as a formal standard replacing the National Library of Medicine specification of the same name

September 2012
COUNTER-SUSHI Implementation Profile
Recommended Practice (RP-14) published to aid in use of SUSHI with COUNTER reports

November 2012
NISO receives Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant to develop a community roadmap for a new bibliographic information exchange ecosystem

February 2013
NISO and NFAIS publish Recommended Practices for Online Supplemental Journal Article Materials  (RP-15)

NISO launches new Virtual Conference educational events

March 2013
PIE-J: The Presentation & Identification of E-Journals, Recommended Practice (RP-16) published

April 2013
Institutional Identification: Identifying Organizations in the Information Supply Chain (RP-17) published to define use of the ISNI identifier for institutions

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant awarded to NISO to encode e-resource license templates in ONIX-PL

June 2013
Recommended Practice (RP-21) and Technical Report (TR-05) on Improving OpenURLs Through Analytics are published

NISO receives Sloan Grant to develop standards and recommended practices for Altmetrics

July 2013
Fifth edition of Z39.7 standard, Information Services and Use: Metrics and Statistics for Libraries and Information Providers – Data Dictionary, is released