New and Emerging Specs and Standards (September 2020)

What You'll Need to Know!

ISO 23404:2020 Information and documentation — Papers and boards used for conservation — Measurement of impact of volatiles on cellulose in paper
Technical Committee: ISO/TC 46/SC 10 Requirements for document storage and conditions for preservation
"This document describes a test method for conservation materials which can evaluate their impact on cellulose as the main constituent of paper-based collections caused by emission of their volatile compounds. This document is applicable to papers and boards used for conservation and storage of cellulose based items. It is not applicable to parchment-based items. It does not evaluate the effects due to direct contact between the papers and boards used for conservation and the collections. NOTE This test can be extended to museum artefacts."

ISO 3166-1:2020 Codes for the representation of names of countries and their subdivisions — Part 1: Country code
ISO 3166-2:2020 Codes for the representation of names of countries and their subdivisions — Part 2: Country subdivision code
ISO 3166-3:2020 Codes for the representation of names of countries and their subdivisions — Part 3: Code for formerly used names of countries
Technical Committee: ISO/TC 46 Information and documentation
These documents, respectively, specifies basic guidelines for the implementation and maintenance of country codes, country subdivision codes, and codes for formerly used names of countries. This code is intended for use in any application requiring the expression of these data in coded form.

ISO/IEC TR 20547-1:2020 Information technology — Big data reference architecture — Part 1: Framework and application process
Technical Committee: ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 42 Artificial intelligence
"The big data paradigm is a rapidly changing field with rapidly changing technologies. This dynamic situation creates two significant issues for potential implementers of the technology. First, there is a lack of standard definitions for terms including the core concept of big data. The second issue is that there is no consistent approach to describe a big data architecture and implementation. The first issue is addressed by ISO/IEC 20546. The ISO/IEC 20547 series is targeted to the second issue and provides a framework and reference architecture which organizations can apply to their problem domain to effectively and consistently describe their architecture and its implementations with respect to the roles/actors and their concerns as well as the underlying technology. This document describes the reference architecture framework and provides a process for mapping a specific problem set/use case to the architecture and evaluating that mapping."

ISO/IEC 19757-7:2020 Information technology — Document Schema Definition Languages (DSDL) — Part 7: Character Repertoire Description Language (CREPDL)
Technical Committee: ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 34 Document description and processing languages
"This document specifies a Character Repertoire Description Language (CREPDL). A CREPDL schema describes a character repertoire. A stream of UCS code points can be validated against a CREPDL schema."

W3C: For Wide Review: WCAG 2.2
"The Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (AG WG) has published a Working Draft of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.2 for wide review. This version has 9 new accessibility requirements (“success criteria”) since WCAG 2.1. The new success criteria address user needs of people with cognitive or learning disabilities, users of mobile devices, and users of ebooks. We want to hear from users, authors, tool developers, policy makers, and others about benefits from the new proposed success criteria, as well as how achievable you feel it is to conform to the new success criteria. Additional information is in the blog post Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.2 Draft for Review. Please submit comments by 18 September 2020."

W3C Font and Text Community Group
"The Font and Text community group gathers individuals and organisations to discuss and develop specifications and implementations for technologies such as shaping and layout which operate on and at the interface between text encoding and font formats. Anyone may join this Community Group. All participants in this group have signed the W3C Community Contributor License Agreement."