New and Emerging Specs & Standards (April 2024)

ISO 18128:2024 Information and documentation — Records risks — Risk assessment for records management
Technical Committee: ISO/TC 46/SC 11
“The document: provides methods for identifying and documenting risks related to records, records processes, controls and systems (records risks); provides techniques for analysing records risks; provides guidelines for conducting an evaluation of records risks. This document intends to assist organizations in assessing records risks so they can ensure records continue to meet identified business needs as long as required. This document can be used by all organizations regardless of size, nature of their activities, or complexity of their functions and structure. This document does not directly address the mitigation of risks, as methods for these vary from organization to organization. It can be used by records professionals or people who have responsibility for records and records processes, controls and/or systems in their organizations, and by auditors or managers who have responsibility for risk management programs in their organizations.”

ISO 11669:2024 —Translation projects — General guidance
Technical Committee: ISO/TC 37/SC 5

“This document gives general guidance on all stages of a translation project. Its main purpose is to ensure efficiency and quality by enhancing communication among the parties involved in the translation project. This document provides a framework for developing translation project specifications that are the basis for requesting, setting up, managing and evaluating translation projects. It also includes guidance on needs analysis, risk assessment and workflows, but it does not provide procedures for evaluating the quality of translation output. This document is primarily intended for those who request translation services. However, it can also be relevant for the translation service providers and the end users of the translation output. It is applicable to all sectors, including the commercial and government sectors, and non-profit organizations. It does not apply to interpreting services.”

Publication of ONIX 3.1 revision 1 [EDItEUR]
“EDItEUR has published ONIX 3.1 revision 1. The updated Specification and other documents and XML tools are available from the EDItEUR websiteA short paper listing the improvements included in ONIX 3.1.1 is available. The most important allows the expression of EU-style opt-outs from the copyright exception applying to non-research uses of text and data mining (e.g., for training large language models) with collateral material. It has been possible to express such opt-outs on product content for some time, but revision 1 extends this to long descriptions, tables of contents, reading guides, cover images and other resources which are included in or linked from Block 2 of ONIX. The other additions enable identifiers for literary prizes, and a textual expression of the copyright statement in addition to the structured copyright owner data.  Version 3.1.1 is fully backwards compatible with the previous 3.1 release – any correctly-constructed ONIX 3.1 remains valid under 3.1.1, and most ONIX 3.0 files can be easily converted to 3.1. […] These changes were circulated to the ONIX national user groups and to members of the ONIX international steering committee for discussion. The steering committee ratified the changes at its meeting during the London Book Fair (March 2024).”

Catalog Form & Function Interest Group Discussion [ALA Core]
“The Catalog Form & Function Interest Group invites you to an open discussion Thursday, April 4 from 12:00-1:00pm CT about the purpose of the group and a proposed name change. What do we mean when we talk about Catalog Form and Function? Based on the history of the group, we don’t talk about the catalog in isolation, we talk about discovery systems, and the group purpose should reflect that. Join us to discuss past and potential presentation topics and a proposal to change the group’s name and purpose.”