Monday, November 29, 2004

NISO Standards

Three standards are out for review and ballot and these ballots are due in December.

Z39.86-200x Specifications for the Digital Talking Book
This standard defines the format and content of the electronic file set that comprises a digital talking book (DTB) and establishes a limited set of requirements for DTB playback devices. It uses established and new specifications to delineate the structure of DTBs whose content can range from XML text only, to text with corresponding spoken audio, to audio with little or no text. DTBs are designed to make print material accessible and navigable for blind or otherwise print-disabled persons. Ballot closes December 1, 2004

NISO Z39.18-200x Scientific and Technical Reports - Preparation, Presentation and Preservation
This standard outlines the elements, organization and design of scientific and technical reports, including guidance for uniform presentation of front and back matter, text, and visual and tabular matter in print and digital formats, as well as recommendations for multi-media reports. Ballot closes December 18, 2004

ANSI/NISO Z39.78-200x Library Binding
Binding is the first line of defense in library preservation and can be a major part of a library's preservation budget. Developed jointly by NISO and the Library Binding Institute, this ANSI/NISO/LBI standard describes the technical specifications and materials to use for first-time hardcover binding of serials and paperbound books intended for the rigors of library use. It also covers rebinding of hardcover books and serials. Following this standard will give you volumes that are sturdy, durable and flexible. Ballot closes December 16, 2004

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