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Kommittébeteckning: SIS/TK 544 (Fysiskt informationsbevarande)
Källa: ISO
Svarsdatum: den 28 jun 2018
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Periodicals, whatever their medium, play a critical role in the information society, and more specifically in the global information infrastructure. Citations to articles in scholarly journals, whether in print or in electronic journals, form the basis for much scholarly research. Popular trade magazines as well as newsletters are used by authors, researchers, and students of all ages. Search, discovery, and use of the wide range of today’s periodicals require that they provide reliable identification and display of key information by following standardized principles and procedures.

This document is applicable to a subcategory of continuing publications identifiable as "periodicals" (see Clause 3). Newspapers are not generally considered to be periodicals and therefore specialized information relevant only to newspapers is not included. This document does not specifically address or apply to books, including series of books, nor to content that is continuously updated such as loose-leaf services, databases, online reference works, and most websites. (For information about series titles, see ISO 7275.)

Presentation and identification of periodicals is a broad and detailed topic but this document deliberately focuses on only those elements of periodicals—printed, born-digital or retrospectively digitized—that relate to the presentation of title and supporting descriptive information, plus practices related to title identification and content access over time. Therefore, this document is not concerned with the overall design of the periodical, except where that design affects the presentation of the title, and has unintended consequences for resource discovery and access to earlier content. Neither is it concerned with the technical specifications for print, born-digital or digitized periodicals. The recommendations are of varying importance and may not always accommodate certain artistic, technical or advertising considerations.

The recommendations address the following:

— Display of periodical title(s) and other critical identifying information: issues, numbering systems, pagination, etc.

— Retention of title and citation information under which articles were originally published.

— Display of title histories, including information relating to major title changes.

— Specification of appropriate metadata for digital periodicals. (Note: this document concentrates on metadata elements which are applicable at the title-level and does not provide guidelines for complete article-level metadata.)

— Display of correct ISSN, including different ISSN for each format, language edition, and for changed titles.

— Retention and display of vital publication information across the history of a periodical, including publisher names; clear numbering and dates; editors, editorial boards, and sponsoring organizations; and frequency of publication.

— Graphic design that supports clarity and consistency of information, particularly title information and inclusion of information that allows easy access to all content.

— Special considerations for retrospective digitization.

— Usage of persistent identifiers for identification of periodical titles and articles.

— Long-term preservation of periodical information across time.

This document contains recommendations intended to enable editors and publishers of periodicals to identify and present key information in a form that will help users discover, cite and access their information over time and through any changes. This will benefit all stakeholders of the periodical supply chain: publishers, content providers, authors, librarians, and researchers.