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Content and Collection Management
Topic Committee


Committee Description

The NISO Content and Collection Management Committee was formed in early 2007 in response to a strategic restructuring. As part of NISO's organizational structure, topic committees that bring together leaders in specific subjects have been created to provide direction to the organization for standards development in those umbrella topic areas. The Content and Collection Management Topic Committee focuses on issues regarding developing, describing, providing access to, and maintaining content items and collections. Specific topics include: Dublin Core, library binding, SAN, RFID, etc.

The topic committee is charged with the following tasks:

  • Track standards development within NISO and in other standards organizations related to the topic.
  • Identify where new standards may provide solutions in their specific area.
  • Convene Thought Leader meetings to incubate new standards activities.
  • Create and provide guidance and oversight to standards working groups under their purview.
  • Manage the five-year reaffirmation process for approved standards.

The work of this group is complemented by NISO's Business Information Topic Committee, Discovery to Delivery Topic Committee, and Architecture Committee.


Committee Roster

Committee Co-chairs

Marti Heyman
Executive Director, Metadata Operations
Term: 10/1/15-10/1/17 

Jody L. DeRidder 
Head, Metadata & Digital Services 
University Libraries, The University of Alabama 
Term: 8/1/16-8/1/18

Committee Members

Eric Childress
Consulting Project Manager
OCLC Research
Term: 6/30/15-6/30/18

Amy Kirchhoff
Archive Service Product Manager
Portico, JSTOR
Term: 2/1/15 - 2/1/18



Betty Landesman
Term: 8/1/16-8/1/19

Peter McCracken
Electronic Resources Librarian
Cornell University
Term: 12/1/16-12/1/19

Ex Officio Members