[Asis-l] NISO Library Statistics Forum at ALA

Marilyn Geller marilyn.geller at configuredinfo.com
Tue May 21 11:00:06 EDT 2002

Bethesda, Md., USA - (May 21, 2002) NISO's, Statistics Committee will
host a Statistics Forum during the American Library Association Annual
Conference on June 14th from 2:00 to 4:30 in the Atlanta Marriott
Marquis State Room.  

The purpose of the Statistics Forum is to preview the revised Library
Statistics Standard and brief the library and information community on
the new directions the standard is taking. "We are introducing some
major changes," said Denise Davis, Chair of the Statistics Committee.
"A new section on measuring electronic resources has been added to the
standard. In addition, to maximize functionality and access, the
standard will be available as a web-accessible data dictionary."

The Forum will review important background on the development of the
revised standard and review the timeline for  the release of the
standard as a Draft Standard for Trial Use. 

All persons engaged in data collection activities at the local, state,
and national levels are urged to attend the Forum. 

About NISO:
NISO is the only U.S. group accredited by the American National
Standards Institute to develop and promote technical standards for use
in information delivery services providing voluntary standards for
libraries, publishers and related information technology organizations.
All NISO standards are developed by consensus under the guidance of
experts and practitioners in the field to meet the needs of both the
information user and the producer.  For information about NISO's current
standardization interests and membership possibilities, please visit the
NISO website at http://www.niso.org.  

For additional information contact NISO Headquarters at (301) 654-2512. 
Email: nisohq at niso.org

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