RE: [niso-sts] Tagging Standard that will be Adopted

Subject: RE: [niso-sts] Tagging Standard that will be Adopted
From: Ivan Salcedo <Ivan.Salcedo@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 3 Jan 2018 05:30:06 -0500
An interesting question indeed, and if you'll forgive some New Year musing (no practical help, I'm afraid)....

Gerrit's answer works, in the sense that one could point a machine or human reader at further information, but how well it answers the original question depends on whether the original intent is informative or restrictive.

'Adoption' is a specific process that will vary from adopting body to adopting body. It _usually_ involves a policy of either no modification or extension, but will always come with a transfer of copyright to the adopting body for the new document. At present we (in NISO STS) can infer an adoption has taken place by the presence of various elements (now, most obiously the adoption element itself), but the root document (by definition) is not altered to reflect that it has been adopted _at all_, let alone the myriad versions under which it may now appear. This in turn leads to business opportunities for things like Perinorm.

Further we can describe the licence terms for this document (as Gerrit describes) but there is no sense of (needing to) nominate who has the right to create a derivate work ('adoption'). I don't think I've seen this in other forms of publishing either. The derived work would usually acknowledge the original in some form. There is usually some text in the scope to explain the origin of a standard - but I don't think we've gone as far as encoding this as metadata (eg BS 5750 was adopted as ISO 9001, which in the convoluted world of agreements between bodies means that BS 5750 was withdrawn and re-emerged as BS EN ISO 9001 (there's your Vienna agreement impact....)


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From: Imsieke, Gerrit, le-tex gerrit.imsieke@xxxxxxxxx [mailto:niso-sts-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: 02 January 2018 22:25
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Subject: Re: [niso-sts] Tagging Standard that will be Adopted

On 02/01/2018 23:13, Imsieke, Gerrit, le-tex gerrit.imsieke@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
> The Vienna Agreement [2] is one of the most important out-of-line 
> documents in this context.

By “out-of-line” I don’t want to say that the Vienna Agreement is kind of weird. I just wanted to convey that its provisions are not encoded inline (in the standard documents).

Maybe “out-of-band” would be a more appropriate expression here. Sorry, Vienna Agreement…
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