New and Emerging Specs and Standards (November 2020)

What You'll Need to Know!

ISO 3297:2020 Information and documentation — International standard serial number (ISSN)
Technical Committee: ISO/TC 46/SC 9 Identification and description
"This document defines and promotes the use of a standard code (ISSN) for the unique identification of serials and other continuing resources. Each International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) is a unique identifier for a serial or other continuing resource in a defined medium whether print or electronic. This document also allows for grouping related continuing resources into clusters identified by a separately-prefixed ISSN as defined in this document. ISSNs are applicable to serials and to other continuing resources, whatever the business model or modes of distribution (e.g. free, open access, on subscription, etc.) and irrespective of whether the serial is currently in publication, has ceased publication, or publication is planned for the foreseeable future. Continuing resources include whatever the medium of production (print or electronic): serials, such as newspapers, periodicals, journals, magazines, conference proceedings, monographic series with no predetermined conclusion, annual or other periodic reports, and ongoing integrating resources that are updated, such as loose-leaf publications, updating websites, blogs, institutional repositories, directories and databases. Monographs, sound and video recordings, notated music publications, audiovisual works, textual works and musical works have their own standard identifiers and are not specifically mentioned in this document. Such items can carry an ISSN in addition to their appropriate identifiers when they are part of a continuing resource. NOTE This document does not contain any operational guidance for its practical implementation."

ISO/IEC TS 29140:2020 Information technology for learning, education and training — Nomadicity and mobile technologies
Technical Committee: ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 36 Information technology for learning, education and training
"This document provides a learner information model specific to mobile learning to enable learning, education and training environments to reflect the specific needs of mobile participants. This document provides: definitions of mobile technology and mobile learning appropriate for all sectors in learning, education and training; a description of the learner information model for mobile learning; specific learner information that supports learners engaged in mobile learning activities in learning, education and training environments; a description of the learner interaction model with mobile systems;  consideration of learner interactions specific to nomadic learners who move from place to place; initial guidance regarding the issue of privacy. This document does not include: in-depth technical review of issues related to adaptability to culture, language and individual needs; broad or in-depth technical interoperability issues of mobile computing domains; security, authentication or accessibility considerations; in-depth details regarding privacy; detailed information regarding complementary work within other organizations that might be relevant."

ISO/IEC 23094-1:2020 Information technology — General video coding — Part 1: Essential video coding
Technical Committee: ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 Coding of audio, picture, multimedia and hypermedia information
"This document specifies a video coding technology known as essential video coding (EVC), which contains syntax format, semantics and an associated decoding process. The decoding process is designed to guarantee that all EVC decoders conform to a specified combination of capabilities known as the profile, level and toolset. Any decoding process that produces identical cropped decoded output pictures to those produced by the described process is considered to be in conformance with the requirements of this document. This document is designed to cover a wide range of application, including but not limited to digital storage media, television broadcasting and real-time communications."

ONIX Codelists Issue 51 released (EDItEUR)
"The fifty-first issue of the ONIX controlled vocabularies – the Codelists – was published in late October. Proposals for this issue were first circulated to the ONIX National Groups around the world at the beginning of September, and Issue 51 was ratified by the ONIX International Steering Committee during its October online meeting. Issue 51 delivers a larger than usual collection of new codes and new functionality. Additions in this issue include: sales restrictions covering retailers’ POD programmes, for example where a retailer might substitute a copy manufactured on demand to fulfill an order while out of stock of conventionally-printed copies; a price type for prices aimed at library consortia, and another for ‘introductory offer prices’ (prix de lancement in French); further accessibility and hazard warning codes to maintain compatibility with the metadata embedded within an EPUB e-book; new Product form detail codes in List 175 for different types of cards – playing cards, flash cards, cards for quick reference (eg recipe or revision cards), greetings cards and so on; further codes for the most common types of toys and games sold through the book supply chain, incuding a new Product form code in List 150 for colouring sets (pens, pencils, crayons, paints etc). As well as these additions, there were a number of clarifications made to the rubric of existing codes.  A document with the full set of changes is available from the EDItEUR website."