Codes for the Representation of Languages for Information Interchange
(ANSI/NISO Z39.53-2001) Defines almost four hundred separate three-character alphabetic codes and adds codes for twenty-eight languages or language groups previously not represented. This edition includes changes necessary to be compatible with bibliographic language codes in ISO 639-2 (Codes for the representation of names of languages : alpha-3 code). Available in print: Bethesda, Md.: NISO Press.
Codes for the Representation of Names of Countries
(ANSI/NISO/ISO 3166) The definitive international standard for country codes establishes codes for all separate territories on the Earth, including all separate independent states and geopolitical entities separated from their mother countries. Available in print: Bethesda, Md.: NISO Press.
Criteria for Price Indexes for Print Library Materials
(ANSI/NISO Z30.20-1999) These instructions on how to prepare and compile price indexes will help you measure the extent of price changes on a periodic basis for a variety of library materials including hardcover trade and technical books, paperback books, periodicals, and microforms. Available in print: Bethesda, Md.: NISO Press.
Guidelines for Handling Library Orders for Serials and Periodicals
This revised edition from 1992 is available in print: Chicago: American Library Association.
Holdings Statements for Bibliographic Items
(ANSI/NISO Z39.71-1999) Describes how to create holdings statements for bibliographic items in any medium: paper, microform, electronic. See also description under listing of NISO standards. (Supersedes Z39.44 and Z39.57.) Available in print: Bethesda, Md.: NISO Press.
Information Interchange Format
(ANSI/NISO Z39.2-1994) The basis for the MARC (Machine-Readable Catalog) record, this standard specifies the requirements for a generalized interchange format that can be used for the communication of records in any media. Available in print: Bethesda, Md.: NISO Press.
International Standard Serial Numbering
(ANSI/NISO Z39.9-1992(R2001)) Known as the ISSN, this standard defines the structure and presentation of a code to uniquely identify serial publications in print and nonprint formats. This standard sets forth the format and characteristics of the ISSN and designates a central authority for code administration. Available in print: Bethesda, Md.: NISO Press.
Serial Item and Contribution Identifer
(ANSI/NISO Z39.56-1996(R2002)) The SICI is a variable length code which can be used to identify both print and electronic serial publications. Revised standard provides method for indicating the medium for distribution. Available in print: Bethesda, Md.: NISO Press.
Standard Address Number for the Publishing Industry
(ANSI/NISO Z39.43-1993(R2001)) The Standard Address Number (SAN) is a seven-digit numeric identifier used to identify organizations and business interacting with the publishing industry (including book and serial manufacturers, libraries, publishers, etc.) Available in print: Bethesda, Md.: NISO Press.
MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data
(1999) MARC 21 is the new name of the harmonized CAN/MARC and USMARC Formats. This is the standard for representation and exchange of bibliographic data in machine-readable form. Developed and maintained by the Library of Congress, Network Development and MARC Standards Office. Additional information online via Internet from the MARC home page: http://lcweb.loc.gov/marc/
MARC 21 Format for Holdings Data
(2000) United States standard for representation and exchange of holdings record data in machine-readable form. Developed and maintained by Library of Congress, Network Development and MARC Standards Office. Additional information online via Internet from the MARC home page: http://lcweb.loc.gov/marc/
MARC formats are available:
- In print. Washington: Cataloging Distribution Services, Library of Congress. Looseleaf, with updates.
- On CD-ROM within Cataloger’s Desktop. Washington: Cataloging Distribution Services, Library of Congress. Quarterly, in cumulative issues.