The use of standards
Until recently, standards were created within professional communities and aimed to ensure interoperability within those communities. This explains why library standards are not compatible with those used in even similar domains (e.g. museums, archives, and publishing). Currently however there is an increasing move toward using generic standards which are common to multiple communities. For NBA’s therefore the issue has changed to one of selection from multiple pre-existing options of appropriate standards to meet specific requirements.
Last update: 5 December 2017