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NISO Standards Update at ALA

Sunday, June 26, 2011
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
ALA Annual Conference
New Orleans, LA
Royal Sonesta Hotel, Evangeline Suite

Event Description

NISO will be holding its annual Standards Update session during the ALA Conference on Sunday, June 26, 2011, from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Get updates on the three newest NISO recommended practices from a Working Group member of: ESPReSSO (Establishing Suggested Practices Regarding Single Sign-On), RFID in U.S. Libraries, and Physical Delivery of Library Materials. Hear about the forthcoming technical report on ERM Data Standards & Best Practices. Todd Carpenter, NISO Managing Director, will discuss the newly announced E-book Special Interest Group and Nettie Lagace, NISO Associate Director pf Programs, will provide a round-up of all of NISO's remaining initiatives.

This session is free and open to the public. No registration is required. Visit the NISO@ALA Annual 2011 webpage form more information on this session and other standards-related programs at ALA. Stop in and visit us at booth #730.


1:30 - 1:50 p.m.: Welcome & Introductions
Todd Carpenter, Managing Director, NISO

1:50 - 2:15 p.m.: Gap Analysis Project
Tim Jewell, Director, Information Resources, Collections and Scholarly Communication, University of Washington • Presentation

2:15 - 2:40 p.m.: RFID for Library Applications - Revision of Recommended Practice
Vinod Chachra, President & CEO, VTLS • Presentation

The draft recommended practice RFID in U.S. Libraries (NISO RP-6-201x) is available for public comment through June 9, 2011. This revision of the 2008 Recommended Practice identifies a set of practices and procedures to ensure interoperability among RFID implementations in U.S. libraries. By following these recommendations, libraries can ensure that an RFID tag in one library can be used seamlessly by another, even if they have different suppliers for tags, hardware, and software.

Since the publication of the original Recommended Practice, there have been new developments with regard to RFID implementation in the larger book industry as well as in other countries. Most importantly, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has published a three-part international standard on RFID in Libraries (ISO 28560) governing the data model and the encoding of data on RFID tags for item management in libraries. The revised NISO Recommended Practice has been updated to reflect changes in technology and security and privacy measures, and to conform to the new ISO standard.

The draft Recommended Practice and an online comment form are available from the RFID Working Group webpage. Libraries, publishers, distributors, system providers, and tag manufacturers are all encouraged to review and comment on the document.

2:40 - 3:05 p.m.: ESPReSSO: Establishing Suggested Practices Regarding Single Sign-On
Harry Kaplanian, Director of Product Management, Serials Solutions • Presentation

A new recommended practice, ESPReSSO: Establishing Suggested Practices Regarding Single Sign-On (NISO RP-11-201x), is available for public comment through June 22, 2011. ESPReSSO identifies practical solutions for improving the use of single sign-on authentication technologies to ensure a seamless experience for the user.

Currently a hybrid environment of authentication practices exists, including older methods of userid/password, IP authentication, or proxy servers along with newer federated authentication protocols such as Athens and Shibboleth. This recommended practice identifies changes that can be made immediately to improve the authentication experience for the user, even in a hybrid situation, while encouraging both publishers/service providers and libraries to transition to the newer Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML)-based authentication, such as Shibboleth.

The draft Recommended Practice and an online comment form are available from the ESPReSSO Working Group webpage. Publishers and distributors of licensed content as well as licensing organizations, such as libraries, are all encouraged to review and comment on the document.

3:05 - 3:30 p.m.: NISO Update
Todd Carpenter, Managing Director, NISO