Information and documentation — International Standard Text Code (ISTC)
|Publication Date:||1 March 2009|
|ICS Code (Information sciences):||01.140.20|
This International Standard specifies the International Standard Text Code (ISTC) which is applicable to any textual work, whenever there is an intention to produce such a textual work in the form of one or more manifestations. It provides an identification data element for applications that record and exchange information about textual works and related manifestations. For example, the ISTC can be used for the purposes of collocating subsequent manifestations of the same textual work or derivations of the same textual work in applications involving electronic rights administration or information retrieval.
The ISTC is not applicable to manifestations of a textual work, including any physical products (e.g. a printed article) or electronic formats (e.g. an electronic book). Manifestations of textual works are the subject of separate identification systems.
The allocation of an ISTC to a textual work gives no meaning or value as legal evidence regarding the copyright status of, or any intellectual property rights in, the textual work.