New look edition of ISO Focus magazine
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) will focus its resources on an improved, new look edition of ISO Focus magazine, 10 times a year. ISO Management Systems magazine will cease publication with the November-December 2009 issue.
ISO Focus will provide a 'one-stop shop' for information on the complete range of ISOs Standards. Coverage of ISOs management system Standards will be included, along with implementation case studies, an increased emphasis on the benefits Standards bring to users, and a higher profile for the ISO Standards development committees and the 50 000 experts who participate in them.
New Zealand contributes to international digital content management and protection study group
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) joint technical committee (JTC) 1 held their first meeting of the Digital Content Management and Protection (DCMP) Study Group (SG) in Beijing, China, from 15 to 17 July 2009.
JTC 1 is responsible for standardisation in the field of information technology. Standards New Zealand helped Archives New Zealand contribute documents for the DCMP Study Group for consideration as a suitable basis for an international Standard.
DCMP is a challenging area for standardisation to cover a wide spectrum of technical, user, and application needs. The DCMP SG aims to understandthe current state of standardisation in this area and to explore a possible role for JTC 1.
Sustainability in event management – proposed new international Standard
The International Organization for Standardisation (ISO) is considering developing a new international Standard on Sustainability in event management, with the aim to establish, implement, maintain, and improve a sustainability management system for events.
The Standard would be particularly beneficial to countries when submitting competitive bids to host large international events, and may become a future benchmark for how such bids are assessed.
Standards New Zealand is seeking advice on whether New Zealand thinks this work is feasible and should go ahead, and if so whether New Zealand would like to participate actively in the development of the work at least by commenting on working drafts. The ISO New Work Item Proposal ballot closes 25 August 2009. If there is interest, and the ballot succeeds, we may initiate a New Zealand review group to provide a balanced view to this work.
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- BS 2742:2009 Use of the Ringelmann and miniature smoke charts
Supersedes BS 2742:1969
- BS 3288-2:2009 Insulator and conductor fittings for overhead power lines. Specification for a range of insulator fittings
Supersedes BS 3288-2:1990
- BS 8517-1:2009 Security dogs. Code of practice for the use of general purpose security dogs
- BS 10012:2009 Data protection. Specification for a personal information management system
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- IEC/TS 60076-14:2009 (Edition 2) Power transformers. Design and application of liquid-immersed power transformers using high-temperature insulation materials
- IEC 60079 Explosive atmospheres
- IEC 60079-18:2009 (Edition 3) Electrical equipment. Requirements for encapsulation “m”
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CORRIGENDUM 1:March 2009
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- ISO 105 Textiles. Tests for colour fastness
- ISO 105-F02:2009 Specification for cotton and viscose adjacent fabrics
- ISO 105-F09:2009 Specification for cotton rubbing cloth