New and Emerging Specs & Standards (March 2023)

ISO/IEC TR 23844:2023 Information technology for learning, education, and training — Immersive content and technology
Technical Committee: ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 36 Information technology for learning, education and training

“This document specifies potential directions for using immersive technologies in learning, education, and training (LET) and provides suggestions on what can be standardized for this purpose. For the purposes of this document, immersive technologies include augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), mixed reality or merged reality (MR). This document does not apply to technologies such as metaverse, digital twin and extended reality (XR).”

ISO/IEC 23894:2023 Information technology — Artificial intelligence — Guidance on risk management
Technical Committee: ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 42 Artificial intelligence

“This document provides guidance on how organizations that develop, produce, deploy or use products, systems and services that utilize artificial intelligence (AI) can manage risk specifically related to AI. The guidance also aims to assist organizations to integrate risk management into their AI-related activities and functions. It moreover describes processes for the effective implementation and integration of AI risk management. The application of this guidance can be customized to any organization and its context.”

ISO/IEC 22123-1:2023 Information technology — Cloud computing — Part 1: Vocabulary
Technical Committee: ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 38 Cloud computing and distributed platforms

“This second edition of ISO/IEC 22123-1 cancels and replaces ISO/IEC 17788:2014 and ISO/IEC 22123-1:2021, which have been technically revised. The main changes are as follows: the definition for hybrid cloud was changed; definitions for CSC role, CSP role, and CSN role were added; the definitions for CSC, CSP, and CSN were revised to leverage CSC role, CSP role, and CSN role, respectively; the ISO/IEC 27000 definitions for confidentiality, integrity, and information security were removed; the definition of inter-cloud computing was changed; terms relating to multi-cloud were added; peer cloud service and peer cloud service provider were replaced with secondary cloud service and secondary cloud service provider, respectively; and terms relating to multiplicity and organization of cloud services were added into a new subclause. A list of all parts in the ISO/IEC 22123 series can be found on the ISO and IEC websites.”

ISO 22385:2023 Security and resilience — Authenticity, integrity and trust for products and documents — Guidelines to establish a framework for trust and interoperability

Technical Committee: ISO/TC 292 Security and resilience

“This document establishes a framework for a trustworthy environment for information processing and communication that protects integrity along the supply chain of physical and related electronic documents, products, software and services life cycle to mitigate product fraud and counterfeit goods, by using object identification techniques. This document gives guidelines to establish a framework for ensuring trust, interoperability and interoperation via secure and reliable electronically signed encoded data set (ESEDS) schemes for multi-actor applications which are even applicable in multi-sector environment. This document does not interfere with existing traceability and identification and authentication systems but is able to support interoperations between them by introducing an ESEDS scheme.”

Updated Candidate Recommendations for EPUB 3.3, EPUB Reading Systems 3.3, EPUB Accessibility 1.1 [W3C]

The EPUB 3 Working Group invites implementations of three revised Candidate Recommendations; please send comments by 21 March 2023:

  • EPUB 3.3 defines the authoring requirements for EPUB publications and represents the third major revision of the standard.
  • EPUB Reading Systems 3.3 defines the conformance requirements for EPUB 3 reading systems — the user agents that render EPUB publications.
  • EPUB Accessibility 1.1 specifies content conformance requirements for verifying the accessibility of EPUB® Publications. It also specifies accessibility metadata requirements for the discoverability of EPUB publications.

EPUB® 3 defines a distribution and interchange format for digital publications and documents. The EPUB format provides a means of representing, packaging, and encoding structured and semantically enhanced web content — including HTML, CSS, SVG, and other resources — for distribution in a single-file container.

Call for Nominations: Chair-Elect, Core Metadata and Collections Section [ALA Core]

“The Core Board is soliciting nominations for the office of Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect of the Metadata and Collections Section. The Metadata and Collections Section addresses and improves all aspects of acquisitions, cataloging, collections, continuing resources, metadata, preservation, reformatting, and technical services in all types of libraries. Examples of the section’s work include, but are not limited to:

  • Sharing best practices and knowledge in work areas that support collections and discovery;
  • Identifying best practices for equity, diversity, and inclusion in the development and description of collections;
  • Creation and input on standards and best practices for selection, acquisition, description, access, and preservation of information resources;
  • Preservation of both print, media, and digital resources.”