New and Emerging Specs and Standards (October 2022)

ISO 2789:2022 Information and documentation — International library statistics
Technical Committee: ISO/TC 46/SC 8 Quality - Statistics and performance evaluation

“This document specifies rules for the library and information services community on the collection and reporting of statistics: for the purposes of international reporting; to ensure conformity between countries for those statistical measures that are frequently used by library managers, but do not qualify for international reporting; to encourage good practice in the use of statistics for the management of library and information services.”

ISO 24019:2022 Simultaneous interpreting delivery platforms — Requirements and recommendations
Technical Committee: ISO/TC 37/SC 5 Translation, interpreting and related technology

“This document specifies requirements and recommendations for using simultaneous interpreting delivery platforms at communicative events where interpreters are not at the same venue as participants, speakers and signers. In conjunction with ISO 20108, this document also provides requirements and recommendations for ensuring the quality of sound and images and their transmission from speakers and signers to interpreters, and from interpreters to participants, and for the configuration of the interpreter’s working environment.”

ISO 8000-2:2022 Data quality — Part 2: Vocabulary
Technical Committee: ISO/TC 184/SC 4 Industrial data

"As a contribution to the capability of the ISO 8000 series, this document specifies the single, common vocabulary for the ISO 8000 series. This vocabulary is ideal reading material by which to understand the overall subject matter of data quality. This document presents the vocabulary structured by a series of topic areas (for example, terms relating to quality and terms relating to data and information). This document supports activities that affect: one or more information systems; data flows within the organization and with external organizations; any phase of the data life cycle. Organizations can use this document on its own or in conjunction with other parts of the ISO 8000 series. [...] Digital data deliver value by enhancing all aspects of organizational performance including: operational effectiveness and efficiency; safety and security; reputation with customers and the wider public; compliance with statutory regulations; innovation; consumer costs, revenues and stock prices. In addition, many organizations are now addressing these considerations with reference to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The influence on performance originates from data being the formalized representation of information. This information enables organizations to make reliable decisions. Such decision making can be performed by human beings directly and also by automated data processing including artificial intelligence systems. Through widespread adoption of digital computing and associated communication technologies, organizations become dependent on digital data. This dependency amplifies the negative consequences of lack of quality in these data. These consequences are the decrease of organizational performance. The biggest impact of digital data comes from two key factors: the data having a structure that reflects the nature of the subject matter; the data being computer processable (machine readable) rather than just being for a person to read and understand."

Call for Consent for Secure QR Code Authentication Version 1.0 as OASIS Standard

The [OASIS] Electronic Secure Authentication (ESAT) TC members have approved submitting the following CS01 to the OASIS Membership in a call for consent for OASIS Standard: Secure QR Code Authentication Version 1.0 / Committee Specification 01 / 01 July 2022. The specification describes the use of QR Codes and a mobile phone as a replacement for a username and password in user login authentication. […] This standard supports trusted online transactions by establishing a general framework for using QR Codes for “no password” authentication. This standard specifies the message flow for a Secure QR Code Authentication Protocol (SQRAP) and provides an analysis of potential security threats and risks for specific use cases. This standard does not advocate the use of QR Codes to exchange shared secrets; rather, the QR Code is used as a means of transport for public/private keys that bind a user identity to an authenticator application. In this technique the payload of the QR Code does not include personally identifiable information (PII). When the QR Code is scanned, an identifier representing the claimant is delivered through a secondary channel (also called a back channel) to the relying party. The claimant can be challenged for user presence via the operating system security of the authenticator device.

First Public Working Draft: A Well-Known URL for Changing Passwords [W3C]

The Web Application Security Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of A Well-Known URL for Changing Passwords. This specification defines a well-known URL that sites can use to make their change password forms discoverable by tools. This simple affordance provides a way for software to help the user find the way to change their password.

New Resource: Digital Accessibility Course List [W3C]

The Accessibility Education and Outreach Working Group (EOWG) has published the first iteration of the Course List – Digital Accessibility Education, Training, and Certification. It includes publicly-available courses around the world. Additional courses will be listed as they are submitted and processed.

First Public Working Draft: Mathematical Markup Language (MathML) Version 4.0 [W3C]

The Math Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of Mathematical Markup Language (MathML) Version 4.0. MathML is a markup language for describing mathematical notation and capturing both its structure and content. The goal is to enable mathematics to be served, received, and processed on the World Wide Web, just as HTML has enabled this for text. This specification is intended primarily for those who will be developing or implementing renderers or editors, or software that will communicate using MathML.  […] While MathML is human-readable, authors typically will use equation editors, conversion programs, and other specialized software tools to generate MathML. MathML4 is the 4th version of the language, which started with MathML 1 in 1998.