ISO/IEC JTC 1
ISO/IEC JTC 1 N 4556
Approved Timeline document (a re-issue of JTC 1 N 4475rev)
JTC 1 Secretariat
As per Recommendation 7 of the February 1997 Ad Hoc Group meeting on JTC 1 Strategy for Implementing IT, document 4475rev is being issued under a new number for information.
ACTION ID: FYI
DISTRIBUTION: P and L Members
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JTC 1 N 4475R
Ad hoc JTC 1 IT Implementation Timeline Considerations
1) An archival policy needs to be created
2) It in currently impractical to promote only one format for all web documents
3) JTC 1 should be moving towards a hyperlinked document register
4) Electronic letter balloting should be facilitated
5) Documents should be freely available
6) Collaborative arrangements should be encouraged via the web
7) Both HTTP and FTP are valuable when downloading documents
8) Collaborative computing should be investigated for online creation of standards
9) The Secretariat which acts as the source of a document should be the single distribution point for that document
Notes to Web Timeline
1) Every attempt should be made to minimize paper distribution.
SCs are encouraged to trial "fax scanning" and other
digitization methods to enable electronic distribution of all
2) Some exceptions, on a document-by-document basis, will need
to be recognized.
3) ISO/CS is creating an online ballot program for completion
in the February timeframe which may be considered when solving
the "online balloting" requirement. In any case, a
single balloting mechanism should be created and then shared with
4) It is anticipated that the period between September, 1997
and December, 1997 will be used to make certain a high quality,
fully functional process is in place for members. During this
time, online distribution and floppy distribution will overlap
so members can migrate gracefully.
5) "Maintain all current documents" means that once
a Secretariat has begun to post documents to the web, there is
no requirement that they go back to post previously issued documents.
It is therefore highly recommended that all Secretariats be fully
functional by December, 1997 such that all 1998 documents are
located at a single source and can be easily managed and archived.
6) SCs who are unable to meet the dates identified should consider
finding a host (another SC or a sponsor) for their web site.
7) Any SC or NB that cannot meet the above recommendations shall petition for an extended commitment date. Such a petition must include reasonable dates for implementation and firm plans to achieve those dates.