New and Emerging Specs and Standards (May 2019)

ISO 8:2019 Information and documentation -- Presentation and identification of periodicals

Technical Committee: ISO/TC 46 Information and documentation

“This document establishes the minimum characteristics required for the presentation and identification of periodicals including not only the obvious traditional elements that print periodicals typically display (e.g. title, ISSN, publisher, date), but also the "footprints" of periodicals published on digital dynamic media that enable them to be traced along the path of their history, such as changes of URL and publisher or content provider. Furthermore, this document provides information about persistent identifiers, using ISSN, and citation of periodicals (especially when published online or digitized and when titles have changed). It also makes specific recommendations for presentation and identification aspects of retrospective digitization of periodicals.  It contains recommendations intended to enable editors and publishers of periodicals to identify and present key information in a form that will help users discover, cite and access their information over time and through any changes. This benefits all stakeholders of the periodical supply chain: publishers, content providers, authors, librarians, and researchers.”

ISO/IEC TR 11179-2:2019 Information technology -- Metadata registries (MDR) -- Part 2: Classification

Technical Committee: ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 32 Data management and interchange

“This document compliments ISO/IEC 11179-3 by describing registration of classification schemes and using them to classify registered items in an MDR. Any metadata item can be made a Classifiable_Item so it can be classified, which can include object classes, properties, representations, conceptual domains, value domains, data element concepts and data elements themselves. […] Each registration authority, as described and specified in ISO/IEC 11179-6, can classify classifiable items according to the classification schemes, structures and content that it deems appropriate. In documenting the classification aspects of classifiable items, the registration authority can use the principles, methods, procedures and attributes covered in this document.”

W3C Invites Implementations of Accessibility Conformance Testing (ACT) Rules Format 1.0

“The Accessibility Guidelines Working Group has published a Candidate Recommendation of Accessibility Conformance Testing (ACT) Rules Format 1.0. It defines a format for writing accessibility test rules. These rules can be evaluated fully-automatically, semi-automatically, and manually. This common format allows any party involved in accessibility testing to document and share their testing procedures in a robust and understandable manner. This enables transparency and harmonization of testing methods, including methods implemented by accessibility test tools. This draft is now complete and ready for implementation testing. It addresses all comments received on the previous drafts and provides important clarifications on different requirements. Read about the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)."