Standards in Development: December 15, 2014

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 supplements, Working Group Connection (, for updates on the working group activities.

Access and License Indicators (formerly Open Access Metadata and Indicators)
Co-chairs: Cameron Neylon, Ed Pentz, Greg Tananbaum
Recommended Practice (NISO RP-22-201x) being finalized for publication following the public comment period.

Alternative Metrics
Co-chairs: TBD
Working groups being established to address: definitions, calculation methodologies, improvement of data quality, use of persistent identifiers, and development of use cases for various communities.

Bibliographic Roadmap
Co-chairs: TBD
New work item related to support for vocabularies at ballot to NISO Voting Members.

Journal Article TAG Suite Standing Committee
Co-chairs: Jeff Beck, B. Tommie Usdin
Revision of the JATS standard (Z39.96-201x) in development; draft version 1.1d2 to be released for comment.

Journal Article Versions (JAV) Addendum
Chair: Open
Revised Recommended Practice (NISO RP-9-201x) in development.

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

Recommended Practice (NISO RP-23-201x) being finalized for publication following the public comment period.

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

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

Co-chairs: Paul Needham, Oliver Pesch

Technical Report (NISO TR-06-201x) in development.

SUSHI Standing Committee
Co-chairs: Marie Kennedy, Oliver Pesch

Revision of COUNTER-SUSHI Implementation Profile (NISO RP-14-2014) published.

Revision of the SUSHI Protocol standard (ANSI/NISO Z39.93-2014) approved for publication.

US Profile of ISO 3166 Country Codes
Chair: TBD
Working group being formed to develop standard (Z39.101-201x)