ISO 8:2019 Information and documentation — Presentation and identification of periodicals

ISO 8:2019 establishes the minimum characteristics required for the presentation and identification of periodicals including not only the obvious traditional elements that print periodicals typically display (e.g. title, ISSN, publisher, date), but also the “footprints” of periodicals published on digital dynamic media that enables them to be traced along the path of their history, such as changes of URL and publisher or content providers. This standard provides information about persistent identifiers, using ISSN, and citation of periodicals. It also makes specific recommendations for the presentation and identification of aspects of retrospective digitization of periodicals.
This standard is applicable to a subcategory of continuing resources identifiable as “periodicals”
ISO 8:2019 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.
This standard focuses only on elements of periodicals — printed, born-digital, or retrospectively digitized — that relate to the presentation of title and supporting descriptive information, as well as practices related to title identification and content access over time. Therefore, this standard 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 the earlier content, nor is it concerned with the technical specifications for print, born-digital or digitized periodicals. The recommendations might not apply in all scenarios and do not always accommodate certain artistic, technical, or advertising considerations.
This standard contains recommendations intended to enable editors and publishers of periodicals to identify and present key information in a form that will help users to discover, cite and access their information over time and through any changes. This benefits the stakeholder of the periodical supply chain: publishers, content providers, authors, librarians, and researchers.
The recommendations:
— display of periodical title(s) and other critical identifying information: issues, numbering systems, pagination, etc.
— retention of title and citation info under which articles were originally published
— display of title histories, i.e. changes in titles over time together with their dates of coverage
— specification of appropriate metadata for digital periodicals
NOTE 3 This standard focuses on metadata elements which are applicable at the title-level and do 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 duration of a periodical, including: publisher names, 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 identification of periodical titles and articles
— long-term preservation of periodical information across time
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