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NISO and UKSG Announce Five More Publishers Endorse KBART (October 3, 2012)
NISO and the UKSG are pleased to announce that BioOne, JSTOR, LOCKSS, the Royal Society of Chemistry and SpringerLink (hosted by Metapress) are the most recent organizations to publicly endorse the Phase I recommendations of the KBART (Knowledge Bases And Related Tools) Working Group, a joint NISO/UKSG initiative that is exploring data problems within the OpenURL supply chain. [Read the full press release.]

NISO Publishes COUNTER-SUSHI Implementation Profile as a Recommended Practice (September 17, 2012)
NISO announces the publication of the COUNTER-SUSHI Implementation Profile (NISO RP-14-2012). The new Recommended Practice provides a practical implementation structure to be used in the creation of reports and services related to harvesting of COUNTER Release 4 reports using the NISO SUSHI Protocol. [Read the full press release.]

NISO Publishes Themed Issue of Information Standards Quarterly on Linked Data for Libraries, Archives, and Museums (September 10, 2012)
NISO announces the publication of a special themed issue of the Information Standards Quarterly (ISQ) magazine on Linked Data for Libraries, Archives, and Museums. ISQ Guest Content Editor, Corey Harper, Metadata Services Librarian, New York University has pulled together a broad range of perspectives on what is happening today with linked data in cultural institutions. [Read the full press release].

An Interview with Todd Carpenter, Executive Director of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) (August 28 2012)
David Nicholson, Journals Publishing Director, Life Sciences and Alice Meadows, Director, Society Relations interviews Todd Carpenter, Executive Director of NISO about the organization and standards development for Wiley-Blackwell's Publishing News blog. More

NISO Publishes Journal Article Tag Suite (JATS) Standard (August 22, 2012)
The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) announces the publication of a new American National Standard, JATS: Journal Article Tag Suite, ANSI/NISO Z39.96-2012. JATS provides a common XML format in which publishers and archives can exchange journal content by preserving the intellectual content of journals independent of the form in which that content was originally delivered. In addition to the element and attribute descriptions, three journal article tag sets (the Archiving and Interchange Tag Set, the Journal Publishing Tag Set, and the Article Authoring Tag Set) are part of the standard. While designed to describe the textual and graphical content of journal articles, it can also be used for some other materials, such as letters, editorials, and book and product reviews. [Read the full press release.]

NISO Publishes New Version of NCIP - NISO Circulation Interchange Protocol (August 22, 2012)
The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) announces the publication of the two-part American National Standard on the NISO Circulation Interchange Protocol (NCIP), ANSI/NISO Z39.83. NCIP addresses the need for interoperability among disparate circulation, interlibrary loan, consortial borrowing, and self-service applications by standardizing the exchange of messages between and among computer-based applications. Part 1 of the standard defines the Protocol and Part 2: Implementation Profile provides a practical implementation structure. The NCIP protocol is widely supported in integrated library systems (ILS) and resource sharing software. [Read the full press release.]

NISO and DAISY Consortium Publish Authoring and Interchange Framework Standard (August 7, 2012)
NISO and the DAISY Consortium announce the publication of the new American National Standard Authoring and Interchange Framework (ANSI/NISO Z39.98-2012). The standard defines how to represent digital information using XML to produce documents suitable for transformation into different universally accessible formats. The standard is a revision, extension, and enhancement of Specifications for the Digital Talking Book (DTB), commonly referred to as the DAISY standard (ANSI/NISO Z39.86-2005(R2012)). [Read the full press release.]



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