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Information Standards Quarterly Winter 2011 issue now available in open access on the NISO website Cynthia Hodgson 28 Mar 2011 14:19 UTC

NISO's first open access issue of Information Standards Quarterly (ISQ) is
now available on the NISO website
( The full issue as well
as individual articles are available for free download in PDF format.

ISQ Winter 2011 is the annual Year in Review and State of the Standards
issue. Karen Wetzel summarizes the 2010 work of NISO's active working groups
and standing committees in our main feature article. This is followed by a
review of the 2010 accomplishments of NISO's equivalent in the international
arena, ISO TC46 on Information and Documentation.

Last year saw a surge in the implementations of the SUSHI protocol. Two of
those implementers share their experiences: Omar Villa from Groupo Integra
describes a SUSHI client implementation and Brinda Shah from H.W. Wilson
represents the server side.

Andrew Pace from OCLC, a long-time participant in NISO's work explains why
he is dedicated to standards and why you should be too.

In the Spotlight section, Phil Norman and Jeff Young, also from OCLC, tell
how the OpenURL maintenance agency is working to extend and promote the use
of the OpenURL standard for new and innovative applications. Linda Beebe
provides a member spotlight on her organization, the American Psychological
Association, and how they use standards throughout their product lines.

Three members of the NISO ESPReSSO working group-Heather Ruland Staines
(Springer), Harry Kaplanian (Serials Solutions), and Kristine Ferry
(University of California, Irvine)-provide a report on their development of
a recommended practice for improving single sign-on authentication to
licensed or protected content.

The issue wraps up with the annual State of the Standards portfolio, listing
all of NISO's published standards, recommended practices, and technical
reports as well as the status of all the in-development work.

If this is your first time in reading ISQ, I hope you find it both
informative and educational and will recommend it to your colleagues.


Cynthia Hodgson
ISQ Managing Editor
National Information Standards Organization
Phone: 301-654-2512