"STANDARTINFORM" as part of the Plan of activities to implement the Agreement on the Joint Activity of the EEC Member States National Standardization Institutes, organized a workshop to exchange experiences on the transfer of standardization documents in machine-readable format on January 27, 2021.
The seminar was attended by 25 representatives of national standardization institutes: National Standardization and Metrology Body of the Republic of Armenia; Belarusian State Institute of Standardization and Certification (BelGISS); Kazakhstan Institute of Standardization and Certification (KazStandard); Center for Standardization and Metrology at the Ministry of Economy of the Kyrgyz Republic; Uzbek Agency for Standardization, Metrology and Certification.
"STANDARTINFORM" was represented by: Yuri V. Budkin, Deputy General Director, Evgeny N. Makoveev, Director of the Department of formation and maintenance of information resources, Alexander A. Saprykin, Deputy Director of the Information Technology Department, Alexey I. Yekimov, Head of the Standards Department for the EEC technical regulations and regional cooperation.
"STANDARTINFORM" informed on the current status of the Federal Information Fund of Standards, one third of the documents of which are already in machine-readable format. "Every year 4 thousand documents of the collection are converted into xml format, the concept of digitalization of the collection has been developed and tools for this work are being developed", - said Alexander A. Saprykin.
The participants discussed the methodology for converting standards to machine-readable format, including the reduction of human factor (layout errors); possible areas of cooperation and benefits for national business from the use of machine-readable standards.
Seminar participants exchanged views on the technical issues of converting standards to machine-readable form and noted its practical advantages over the usual paper document.