New and Emerging Specs & Standards (February 2024)

ISO 9:1995/Amd 1:2024 Information and documentation — Transliteration of Cyrillic characters into Latin characters — Slavic and non-Slavic languages — AMENDMENT 1
“Establishes a system for the transliteration into Latin characters of Cyrillic characters constituting the alphabets of Slavic and non-Slavic languages. Table 3 includes in a single sequence, listed in the Cyrillic alphabetic order, the 118 single or diacritic-carrying characters that appear in one or another of the considered alphabets.”

ISO 24183:2024 Technical communication — Vocabulary
“This document defines terms for the theory and application of technical communication. It prepares the terminological background for all other standards in the field of technical communication by providing precise definitions and standardized terms for basic concepts in this domain. This document is applicable to persons creating information products in the field of technical communication or using these information products professionally.”

ISO/IEC 5339:2024 Information technology — Artificial intelligence — Guidance for AI applications
“This document provides guidance for identifying the context, opportunities and processes for developing and applying AI applications. The guidance provides a macro-level view of the AI application context, the stakeholders and their roles, relationship to the life cycle of the system, and common AI application characteristics and considerations.”

ISO/IEC 29146:2024 Information technology — Security techniques — A framework for access management
“This document defines and establishes a framework for access management (AM) and the secure management of the process to access information and information and communications technologies (ICT) resources, associated with the accountability of a subject within some contexts. This document provides concepts, terms and definitions applicable to distributed access management techniques in network environments. This document also provides explanations about related architecture, components and management functions. The subjects involved in access management can be uniquely recognized to access information systems, as defined in the ISO/IEC 24760 series.”

First Public Working Draft: Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) 1.3 (W3C)
“The Accessible Rich Internet Applications Working Group published the First Public Working Draft of Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) 1.3. This specification provides an ontology of roles, states, and properties that define accessible user interface elements and can be used to improve the accessibility and interoperability of web content and applications. Changes from ARIA 1.2 include: new roles (suggestion, comment, mark), new attributes (aria-description, aria-braillelabel, aria-brailleroledescription) and updates to aria-details to allow multiple IDrefs. Additional changes are in the changelog. Please submit any comments by 21 February 2024. For an introduction to WAI-ARIA and related resources, see the WAI-ARIA Overview.”

Revised Competencies for Cataloging & Metadata Professional Librarians (ALA Core)
“In early 2023, the Core Metadata & Collections Leadership Team asked former member of the Cataloging Competencies Task Force, Dr. Karen Snow, to lead an effort to revise the “Core Competencies for Cataloging and Metadata Professional Librarians.” The revision team worked during 2023 to update the 2017 document. Their effort was informed by 2022 survey research data collected by the Cataloging Competencies Task Force that spoke to the current usage of the Core Competencies document and potential changes and additions to the document, as stated by the cataloging and metadata community. Taking into consideration these changes and the aforementioned survey results, the revision team updated the entire original document to clarify language and incorporate competencies relating to artificial intelligence and large language models, emphasize ethics, and move the examples to an appendix for easier updating over time.
The document defines competencies in broad terms to acknowledge the wide variety of work performed by cataloging and metadata professionals in libraries of all types and sizes, regardless of developments in a particular standard or technology. While a baseline of knowledge, skills, and behaviors for cataloging and metadata professional librarians is defined in this document, competence in cataloging and metadata is obtained over the course of an individual’s career. This document is meant to supplement the American Library Association’s Core Competences of Librarianship, and as such, many general competencies of librarianship will not be listed here.”