New and Emerging Specs and Standards (January 2020)

What You'll Want to Know!

ISO/IEC 11179-7:2019 Information technology — Metadata registries (MDR) — Part 7: Metamodel for data set registration
Technical Committee: ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 32 Data management and interchange
“This document provides a specification for an extension to a Metadata Registry (MDR), as specified in ISO/IEC 11179-3:2013, Clauses 5 to 11 in which metadata which describes data sets, collections of data available for access or download in one or more formats, can be registered. Since a set can contain a single element, this document enables the recording of metadata about a single data value. The registered metadata provides information about the data set that includes the provenance and the quality of the dataset.”

ISO/IEC TR 24772-1:2019 Programming languages — Guidance to avoiding vulnerabilities in programming languages — Part 1: Language-independent guidance
Technical Committee: ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 22 Programming languages, their environments and system software interfaces
“This document specifies software programming language vulnerabilities to be avoided in the development of systems where assured behaviour is required for security, safety, mission-critical and business-critical software. Language-specific descriptions of these vulnerabilities are provided in other parts of the ISO/IEC 24772 series. It is applicable to the software developed, reviewed, or maintained for any application. This document does not address software engineering and management issues such as how to design and implement programs, use configuration management tools, use managerial processes, and perform process improvement. Furthermore, the specification of properties and applications to be assured are not treated. Vulnerabilities are described in a generic manner that is applicable to a broad range of programming languages.”

ISO 21246:2019 Information and documentation — Key indicators for museums
Technical Committee: ISO/TC 46/SC 8 Quality - Statistics and performance evaluation
“This document specifies a set of key indicators for assessing the quality of museums: for the purpose of strategic planning and internal management of museums; for reporting to stakeholders such as funding institutions, policy makers, or the public; to promote the museums' role and value for learning and research, education and culture, social and economic life; for comparing results over time and between museums. The aim of this document is to provide a selection of key indicators applicable to a wide range of museums.”

ISO 15836-2:2019 Information and documentation — The Dublin Core metadata element set — Part 2: DCMI Properties and classes
Technical Committee: ISO/TC 46/SC 4 Technical interoperability
“This document establishes a vocabulary for cross-domain resource description, known as the Dublin Core metadata terms (hereafter DCMI Metadata Terms). It includes all of the properties and classes in the main namespace of DCMI Metadata Terms (hereafter "the /terms/ namespace"), as published in the DCMI Recommendation document "DCMI Metadata Terms" of 2012 (DCMI-TERMS and Annex A). As explained in Annex B, these properties and classes can be identified by URIs for use in linked data. […] This document does not limit what might be a resource. This document does not provide specific implementation guidelines. The properties and classes are typically used in the context of an application profile, which constrains or specifies their use in accordance with local or community-based requirements and policies.”

W3C launches an Introduction to Web Accessibility free online course in cooperation with UNESCO IITE
On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (December 3), the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (UNESCO IITE) announced the launch of the online course built on the W3C's Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) open curricula with international expert trainers from W3C Member organizations. The “Introduction to Web Accessibility” Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) introduces digital accessibility, and provides a strong foundation for making websites and apps work well for people with disabilities, meet international standards, and enhance the user experience for all web users. The course follows a logical progression exploring Web accessibility through real stories of people with disabilities; the many tangible and intangible benefits of Web accessibility, including its business case; the related international standards and checks; and how to integrate Web accessibility into organizational design and development processes. The course includes optional activities related to the particular skills students may want to develop; for example, coding activities and business development activities.”