This International Standard specifies guidelines for the preparation of bibliographic references. It also specifies guidelines for the preparation of citations in Latin scripts in works that are not themselves primarily bibliographical. It is applicable to bibliographic references and citations to all kinds of information resources, including but not limited to monographs, serials, contributions, patents, cartographic materials, electronic information resources (including computer software and databases), music, recorded sounds, prints, photographs, graphic and audiovisual works and moving images. It is not applicable to machine-parsable citations. It is also not applicable to legal citations, which have their own provisions. This International Standard ISO 690:2010 has been prepared by ISO Committee ISO/TC 46 "Information and documentation", Subcommittee SC 9 "Identification and description" under collaboration of standards committee "Bibliotheks- und Dokumentationswesen" ("Information and Documentation Standards Committee") at DIN. The responsible Working Committee is NA 009-00-09 AA "Beschreibung und Identifizierung von Dokumenten" ("Identification and description"). DIN ISO 690 is intended as a replacement for DIN 1505-2:1984.