Inviting community engagement on building a bibliographic roadmap

Last fall, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation generously awarded the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) with a grant to support an initiative that will develop a community roadmap toward a new bibliographic exchange environment. The bibliographic roadmap initiative aims to bring together as diverse a set of stakeholders as possible to build agreement on a common development path for bibliographic information exchange.  Using a consensus process, NISO hopes to build agreement about the problems, best available solutions, and to work towards coordinating community efforts.

Over the course of the next nine months, NISO will host one face-to-face meeting in the United States and several global webinars, as well as organize at least three working groups during the periods between webinars. These meetings will be conducted to explore priorities and coordinate the requirements of key communities including: libraries of all types including national libraries; technologists represented by organizations such as the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI); and library system providers.

NISO will be hosting an open community teleconference to launch this project on Thursday, January 17 at 9:00 ET (UTC -5:00). The purpose of this call will be to introduce the community to this project, outline goals and begin to map out the project. Please use the following dial-in:   Toll-Free (US & Can) 1-877-375-2160,   Conference ID: 767-11-246#   For a list of international dial-in numbers visit:

More information about the project can be found on the NISO website:   If you plan to attend, please send an RSVP to prior to Thursday morning.