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Documents and archives – the topic of the new issue of “BDS Compass” magazine

Documents and archives – the topic of the new issue of “BDS Compass” magazine


Documents and archives – the topic of the new issue of “BDS Compass” magazine


Standardization brings orderliness everywhere and in everything. We would be lost on the Internet, archives, bookstores or libraries if there were no standards. This is the topic of the new issue of “BDS Compass” magazine. Document management is an integral part of each organization’s activity. Creating a system makes it possible to benefit from various information resources. In this issue we present standards that help all organizations, regardless of their size or nature of their activity, to create and control documents in a systematic and verifiable manner, and that contain principles and requirements regarding software used for creation and management in a digital environment.


We also present different media content identification systems that are used worldwide, such as International Standard name identifier (ISNI), International Standard Book Number (ISBN), International standard music number (ISMN).


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Alexandra Dipchikova, expert in the field of library cataloguing and exchange of bibliographic information, explains how standardization creates rules for identifying, classifying, accessing, selecting, using, transmitting, exchanging and storing the information. Therefore, in her view, without standardization it is impossible to carry out the processes of mass digitization both within a separate institution and a separate type of information activity, and on a national and global scale.


Just as standards were crucial during the first industrial revolution, over 250 years ago, they will also play a critical role in the forth. This is the theme of World Standards Day this year. Today, standards will once more play a key role in the transition to a new era. The speed of change we are witnessing would not be possible without them. The Fourth Industrial Revolution has begun, but in order to seize its full potential for the betterment of society, standards are needed. 

09 Oct 2018