New and Emerging Specs and Standards (April 2019)

ISO/TR 21965:2019 Information and documentation -- Records management in enterprise architecture

Technical Committee: ISO/TC 46/SC 11 Archives/records management

“This document creates a common language that embeds records management concerns and requirements into enterprise architecture with the twin goals of building consensus among records managers, enterprise architects and solution architects, and across the domains of records management, enterprise architecture and solution architecture. It provides a records management viewpoint, with architecture principles and corresponding architectural views of records. It explains records management for enterprise architects and other related professionals, so that they can achieve the competency needed to support collaborative initiatives. It also provides a common language to records managers for collaboration with enterprise architects to position records management requirements in the architecture development process.”


ISO 21248:2019 Information and documentation -- Quality assessment for national libraries

Technical Committee : ISO/TC 46/SC 8  Quality - Statistics and performance evaluation

“This document defines terms for the quality assessment of national libraries and specifies the following methods for the assessment: performance measurement, and impact assessment.

The results of both methods are of special interest for comparison over time within the same library. Comparisons between libraries are possible if differences in the mandate, tasks and constituencies of the libraries are taken into account. This document is not intended to exclude the use of performance indicators or of methods for impact assessment not specified in it.”


ISO/IEC 19479:2019 Information technology for learning, education, and training -- Learner mobility achievement information (LMAI)

Technical Committee: ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 36  Information technology for learning, education and training

“This document defines a model for the recording and exchange of learner achievement information among student information systems (SIS) (also known as student management information systems), as well as the aggregation of information by third party suppliers. In addition, this document defines refinements to the learner mobility achievement award (LMAI) model for representing the digital diploma supplement (DDS).”


Request for input – upcoming revision to the Library of Congress Recommended Formats Statement

“The Library of Congress is once again calling for input as it looks forward to the upcoming review and revision of the Recommended Formats Statement.  In April, the teams of experts charged with maintaining, improving and ensuring the accuracy of the Statement will begin the annual process of examining the Statement, to ensure that it reflects correctly the technical characteristics which best encourage preservation and long-term access. This year marks the fifth anniversary of the first release of the Recommended Formats Statement.  With the Statement now an established resource within the creative landscape, we are exploring ways in which we can extend its reach and make it even more useful for its many stakeholders.  Getting this right and ensuring that the Statement is both accurate and maximally useful depends on knowing from the stakeholders what needs to be updated and corrected to reflect current best practices. The Library of Congress requests that anyone with input, comments or feedback on any aspect of the Recommended Formats Statement, including on ways in which to make it more user friendly, please share that with us by April 15, through one of the e-mail contacts listed on the Recommended Formats Statement website.”


W3C Celebrates the 30th Anniversary of the Web

On March 12 W3C announced, “Today we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Web and in a few months, we will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the W3C developing open standards and guidelines that foster innovative applications, profitable commerce, and the free flow of information and ideas. In March 1989, while at CERN, Sir Tim Berners-Lee wrote “Information Management: A Proposal” outlining the World Wide Web. 30 years ago today, Tim’s memo was about to revolutionize communication around the globe. Committed to core values of an open Web that promotes innovation, neutrality, and interoperability, W3C and its community are setting the vision and standards for the Web, ensuring the building blocks of the web are open, accessible, secure, international and have been developed via the collaboration of global technical experts.”