International Standard Music Number (ISMN) updated in ISO Standard
The International Standard Music Number (ISMN), which uniquely identifies editions of notated music has been updated in the revised Standard ISO 10957:2009. The ISMN has been increased from 10 to 13 digits, aligning it with the International Standard Book Number (ISBN), which was increased from 1 January 2007 to ensure future capacity.
'The ISMN offers the options of a complete rationalisation of music publishing and the music trade as well as music libraries,' says Hartmut Walravens, Convenor of the International Organisation for Standardization (ISO) working group that revised the Standard. 'The revision of ISO 10957 became necessary on account of the change in the ISBN. Many of the applications, especially in the distribution area, follow the needs of the ISBN community. Ten-digit numbers had become problematic, so the 13-digit format ensures the compatibility with the trade applications.'
Audio Standard – interoperability is the keyword
ISO/IEC JTC1 is the joint technical committee set up by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) to prepare international Standards in the area of information technology.
JTC1 was formed in 1987 and is a vast enterprise of 18 subcommittees grouped within 11 technical directions, with over 2200 Standards published, 100 international experts from some 66 participating or observing national bodies and many other external liaison members involved in its activities.
IEC TC 40 supports conference on the active world of passives
Jesus College, Cambridge University, United Kingdom, was the setting for 'The Active World of Passives' conference on 9 September 2009. The event was organised by International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) TC(Technical Committee) 40:Capacitors and resistors for electronic equipment, and the British-based EKTN (Electronics Knowledge Transfer Network), whose goal is to support the electronic design community and to maintain excellence for innovative electronic design.
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