Thursday, December 5, 2013
NISO seeking feedback on its Bibliographic Development Roadmap Project
In April, NISO held a two-day meeting to kick off a "Bibliographic Development Roadmap Project." Funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the project is aimed at "effectively transform[ing] how bibliographic data is created, exchanged, and managed in the linked web world." The meeting generated 40 project ideas in 15 categories; the next phase of the project will involve gathering feedback and prioritizing the project ideas, which have been compiled at NISO's IdeaScale Input Forum (http://niso.ideascale.com/a/ideafactory.do?id=18685&mode=recent&discussionFilter=byids&discussionID=48211). IdeaScale is a web-based platform that allows a community of registered users to share ideas and provide feedback about them. Those who are not registered users are still able to read the ideas and feedback that have been posted. The two most popular ideas posted as of this writing are: "[i]mprove the ability of our data to be consumed and manipulated," and "[w]ork to make vocabularies work across systems," with 17 votes each.