New and Emerging Specs and Standards (May 2020)

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ISO 30300:2020 Information and documentation — Records management — Core concepts and vocabulary
Technical Committee: ISO/TC 46/SC 11 Archives/records management

"This document is intended to provide ISO/TC 46/SC 11 standards developers with the most relevant definitions related to the concepts used in the records management domain. It is also expected that this document will be used by standards users and any interested party to clearly understand records management concepts represented by consistent terms and definitions.  The terms and definitions in this document are based on the concept system of ISO 30300:2011 with new concepts added from ISO 15489-1. This document is also the vocabulary standard for the ISO series Management Systems for Records. Therefore, it includes all core terms and definitions for management systems from Appendix 2 of ISO/IEC Directives, Part 1:2019, Annex L[13]. In addition, this document includes any terms and definitions that are relevant to core concepts of the records management domain used in TC 46/SC 11 standards. This document is not intended as a comprehensive vocabulary of all terms used in the records management domain, not even in all ISO/TC 46/SC 11 standards. The main change compared to the previous edition is: The scope has been broadened beyond the series of standards on Management Systems for Records as it contains the definitions corresponding to the core concepts stated in all the updated products of ISO/TC 46/SC 11."

ISO/IEC 23001-10:2020 Information technology — MPEG systems technologies — Part 10: Carriage of timed metadata metrics of media in ISO base media file format
Technical Committee: ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 Coding of audio, picture, multimedia and hypermedia information

"This document defines a storage format for timed metadata. The timed metadata can be associated with other tracks in the ISO base media file format. Timed metadata such as quality and power consumption information and their metrics are defined in this part for carriage in files based on the ISO base media file format (ISO/IEC 14496-12). The timed metadata can be used for multiple purposes including supporting dynamic adaptive streaming."

New Version of Thema Released (EDItEUR)

"The latest update of Thema was ratified by the Thema International Steering Committee during its online meeting in March, and published as version 1.4 in early April. Updated versions of the main English language documents are now available on the EDItEUR website. The online browser has also been fully updated. All the new categories have been integrated into the spreadsheets and data files available in various languages, though new categories have not yet been translated from English. This updated version remains fully backward compatible with previous versions of Thema. There are 143 new core subject categories that have been added to Thema v1.4, taking the total number of core subject categories to 3114. In addition, there are more than 600 modifications to the detailed wording of existing core categories – a few are minor revisions of headings but most affect the notes, and all are intended to add clarity of meaning or usage to these categories. […] There are 549 new qualifiers, the vast majority of which are national extensions reflecting growing use of Thema in different parts of the world. […] The majority of work for this update has been on clarification and adding notes. The notes are an essential part of Thema, to give guidance on use of particular categories and to give greater clarity to the meaning of the headings."

First Public Working Draft: Challenges with Accessibility Guidelines Conformance and Testing, and Approaches for Mitigating Them

"The [W3C] Accessibility Guidelines Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of Challenges with Accessibility Guidelines Conformance and Testing, and Approaches for Mitigating Them. This document explores how testability and page-based conformance verification of the WCAG 2.0 and 2.1 accessibility guidelines are challenging to apply to a broad range of websites and web applications. It also explores approaches for mitigating these challenges, to realize as accessible a site as possible."