CAN/CSA-ISO/IEC TR 18120:18 (R2022)
Information technology — Learning, education, and training — Requirements for e-textbooks in education (Adopted ISO/IEC TR 18120:201 6, first edition, 2016-08-15)
Standards development within the Information Technology sector is harmonized with international standards development. Through the CSA Technical Committee on Information Technology (TCIT), Canadians serve as the SCC Mirror Committee (SMC) on ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1 on Information Technology (ISO/IEC JTC1) for the Standards Council of Canada (SCC), the ISO member body for Canada and sponsor of the Canadian National Committee of the IEC. Also, as a member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Canada participates in the International Telegraph and Telephone Consultative Committee (ITU-T).
For brevity, this Standard will be referred to as “CAN/CSA-ISO/IEC TR 18120” throughout.
At the time of publication, ISO/IEC TR 18120:2016 is available from ISO and IEC in English only. CSA Group will publish the French version when it becomes available from ISO and IEC.
The ISO/IEC Technical Report was reviewed by the CSA TCIT under the jurisdiction of the CSA Strategic Steering Committee on Information and Communications Technology and deemed acceptable for use in Canada. From time to time, ISO/IEC may publish addenda, corrigenda, etc. The TCIT will review these documents for approval and publication. For a listing, refer to the Current Standards Activities page at standardsactivities.csa.ca.
This Standard has been formally approved, without modification, by the Technical Committee and has been developed in compliance with Standards Council of Canada requirements for National Standards of Canada. It has been published as a National Standard of Canada by CSA Group.
This document makes recommendations that are intended to build consensus on which International Standards for e-textbooks can be developed. This document is a follow up to the collection of inputs from interested parties and aims to
— review the current state of the e-textbook market
— summarize LET requirements for e-textbooks based on use cases and survey of interested parties
— review existing data standards that are referenced by potential e-textbook standards
— describe key terms and concepts that underpin any further discussion on e-textbook standards
— propose a set of functionalities that will be required for e-textbook reader software
— make recommendations for any modification to existing data standards, and
— make recommendations for any new data standards that might be needed.