Part 2 of ISO 25964, the new international standard for thesauri, was published on March 4, 2013.  This exciting and long-awaited news was received with a huge sigh of relief in the taxonomy world.

The full title is “Information and documentation – Thesauri and interoperability with other vocabularies – Part 2: Interoperability with other vocabularies.” ISO 25964-2 deals with interoperability between thesauri and other vocabularies, especially the principles and practice of mapping between them. Types of vocabulary to be considered include classification schemes (including those for records management), taxonomies, subject heading schemes, name authority lists, ontologies, terminologies, and synonym rings.

You can find out more about this news on NISO’s website.

Melody K. Smith

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