I looked over the two new documents linked to from that page and found it very difficult to make much of them. Could we get a layman’s summary of the new standards so more of us can understand it?


Ted Gemberling

UAB Lister Hill Library


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Would it still require coding, if the "extension" constitutes a variant of the standard? And please, LC, it's "superseded" (sniff sniff).


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On Thu, Aug 24, 2017 at 4:14 PM, Ryan Hildebrand <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

On LC’s EDTF page (https://www.loc.gov/standards/datetime/) I just noticed: “The draft specification is to be superceded; EDTF functionality has been integrated into a draft revision of ISO 8601 to be published in 2017 or 2018.”


This is the first I have heard of this, and am afraid I have missed conversations elsewhere on the topic. Are others following the new ISO 8601 draft (and omitting |2 coding in 046)?





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