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2014 TC46 Purpose of Meeting

The 41st ISO Technical Committee on Information & Documentations (TC 46) Plenary Meeting on May 5 – 9, 2014, in Washington, D.C., is a worldwide gathering of experts and information delegates in records management, information, and library and publishing systems.

Attendees are generally senior leadership experts in their domains who are influential in their organizations. The standards developed in the forum have a worldwide impact and adoption.

The purpose of the meeting is:

  • To set international standards and set priorities, goals, and strategic direction for international standards development and information exchange.
  • To advance work on specific standards development initiatives related to systems interoperability, assessment, identification, preservation, and records management.
  • Nationally nominated experts gather to advance these issues through face-to-face meetings.
  • Attendees are generally senior leadership experts in their domains, influential in their organizations and the standards developed in this forum have a worldwide impact and adoption.

Scope of Technical Committee 46 (TC46)

TC46 Information and Documentation standardizes practices relating to:

  • libraries
  • documentation and information centers
  • publishing
  • archives
  • records management
  • museum documentation
  • indexing and abstracting services
  • information science 

ISO TC46 is the international forum where worldwide standards relevant to its scope are developed with and for its business, professional and consumers’ communities.

The standards developed under ISO/TC 46 aim to facilitate the identification and discovery of, access to, long-term preservation and management of information. These specifications help to develop appropriate methods, tools, systems and services to manage and provide access to the information produced, owned or preserved by a variety of professional actors, such as publishers, information producers, libraries, archives, museums and enterprises. Many of the standards developed within ISO/TC 46 are used by a variety of actors in various economic fields.