ISO 28560-1:2011 Clarification

Authors : Paul Chartier (editor of ISO 28560-2)

Identifier: http://biblstandard.dk/rfid/docs/clarification_28560-1.htm

 

Status : For information

Bemark : Valid for ISO 28560-1:2011, not for ISO 28560-1:2014

Published by ISO/TC46/SC4/WG11 RFID in Libraries

Information and documentation, Technical interoperability

Contact : rfid@bs.dk

First version: 4 November 2011

 

 

 

 

This document provides clarification relevant to ISO 28560 Part 1. Some of the clarifications have implications for the other two Parts.

 

The headings (below) are to the clauses in ISO 28560-1.

 

 

4.2.19 Media format (other)

The standard correctly specifies that this media format is different from the more common ONIX or MARC media formats. The purpose of this data element was to provide backward compatibility with some national models and to provide flexibility to include media types not supported by ONIX or MARC.

 

Because of the backward compatibility requirements, media format (other) needs to be defined as a code list that can be encoded as an 8-bit unsigned integer. The table below defines the assigned values.

 

Code Value (Decimal)

Code Value (Hexadecimal)

Description

0

00

Undefined

1

01

Book

2

02

CD/DVD

3

03

Magnetic tape

4

04

Other

5

05

Other, careful handling is required

6

06

Very small item, special handling is required

7 to 127

07 to 7F

Reserved for ISO TC 46 SC4 WG11

128 to 255

80 to FF

Free use by the library

 

Complying with this table will ensure backward compatibility with national standards, but provide an option for libraries to use this data element as an alternative or addition to the ONIX or MARC code lists.

 

4.2.20 Supply chain stage

Table 2 currently defines five supply chain stage codes. These are expressed as decimal values, but no character set or size limits have been set in ISO 28560-1. The encoding rules of ISO 28560-3 require that the individual code is encoded as an 8-bit unsigned integer in the range 0x00 to 0xFF. Furthermore, if the associated data block for ISO 28560-3, but supply chain code is not required, then the value 0x00 shall be used as a null value. This results in an updated version of Table 2, as shown below, where each input values is shown as an 8-bit unsigned integer.

 

Table 2 Supply chain stage code

 

Supply chain stage code

Supply chain stage

Decimal (as in ISO 28560-1)

Hexadecimal (as input)

0

00

Used as null value

16

10

Manufacturer

24

18

Publisher

32

20

Distributor

48

30

Jobber

64

40

Library

 

 

To enable the same input to be used for ISO 28560-2 as for ISO 28560-3 and achieve interoperability with host systems, the encoding for ISO 28560-2 and ISO 28560-3 has been clarified.

See: 6.20 in http://biblstandard.dk/rfid/docs/clarification_28560-2.htm and ISO 28560-3 and Entry 20 in http://biblstandard.dk/rfid/docs/clarification_28560-3.htm