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ISO/TC 46 is Technical Committee 46 of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), responsible for Information and documentation.


The scope of the committee is 'standardization of practices relating to libraries, documentation and information centres, publishing, archives, records management, museum documentation, indexing and abstracting services, and information science'.[1]


The Technical Committee Chair for term 2018-2022 is Gaëlle Béquet, from France, who is currently in her second term as chairperson (the first was 2014-2017).[2]

Françoise Pellé, also french, served as Chair of the ISO/TC 46 from 2008 to 2014.[3]


Most work of the Technical Committee is done by Subcommittees (SC) dealing with a particular field. The Subcommittees are:

  • ISO/TC 46/SC 2: Conversion of written languages (Inactive)
  • ISO/TC 46/SC 3: Terminology of information and documentation (Inactive)
  • ISO/TC 46/SC 4: Technical interoperability
  • ISO/TC 46/SC 5: Monolingual and multilingual thesauri and related indexing practices (Inactive)
  • ISO/TC 46/SC 6: Bibliographic data elements in manual and machine systems (Inactive)
  • ISO/TC 46/SC 7: Presentation of publications (Inactive)
  • ISO/TC 46/SC 8: Quality - Statistics and performance evaluation
  • ISO/TC 46/SC 9: Identification and description
  • ISO/TC 46/SC 10: Requirements for document storage and conditions for preservation
  • ISO/TC 46/SC 11: Archives/records management

ISO/TC 46/SC 9Edit

ISO/TC 46/SC 9 is the ninth Subcommittee of ISO Technical Committee 46, and is responsible for identification and description of information resources. It manages a variety of identifier standards used in the supply chain of cultural materials, such as books, serial publications, movies, and musical works.

As of April 2008, the TC 46/SC 9 was transferred to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) in the United States.[4] and is managed by the National Information Standards Organization (NISO).

ISO standards overseen by the ISO/TC 46/SC 9Edit

ISO standard Name Abbr. Example Standards identifying objects that may use it Working Group Registrar
ISO 2108:2017 International Standard Book Number ISBN ISBN 978-0-356-42615-0 (GTIN-13) [1]
ISO 3297:2017 International Standard Serial Number ISSN ISSN 0317-8471 [2]
ISO 3901:2001 International Standard Recording Code ISRC BR-BMG-03-00729 IFPI[3]
ISO 10324:1997 Holdings statements
ISO 10444 International Standard Technical Report Number ISRN
ISO 10957 International Standard Music Number ISMN ISMN 979-0-060-11561-5 (GTIN-13), old format: M-060-11561-5 unk. [4]
ISO 15706 International Standard Audiovisual Number ISAN ISAN 0000-0000-16FF-0000-Y-0000-0000-9
ISO 15707:2001 International Standard Musical Work Code ISWC T-000000001-0 ISRC Confédération Internationale des Sociétés d´Auteurs et Compositeurs[5]
ISO 17316:2015 International standard link identifier ISLI
ISO 20247:2018 International Library Item Identifier ILII
ISO 21047:2009 International Standard Text Code ISTC ISTC 0A9-2002-12B4A105-7
ISO 26324:2012 Digital object identifier system
ISO 27729:2012 International Standard Name Identifier ISNI ISNI <prefix> 999 999 999 999 7 ISWC, ISAN, ISBN, ISSN, ISRC WG6
ISO 27730:2012 International standard collection identifier ISCI

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "ISO/TC 46 - Information and documentation". ISO. Retrieved 2021-04-14.
  2. ^ ISO. "Resolutions Adopted by the Technical Management Board in 2018" (PDF). Japanese Standards Association Group.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ "NISO Newsline February 2014 - Electronic Resource Announcements - TAMU Library Wikis". Retrieved 2021-04-16.
  4. ^ "U.S.-Held ISO Secretariats". American National Standards Institute - ANSI. Retrieved 2021-04-14.

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