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DIN Standards Committee Information and Documentation

About NID

Founded in 1927, DIN's Standards Committee on Information and Documentation (NID) was one of the first standards committees within DIN. It is responsible for the standardization of practices relating to libraries, documentation and information centres, and publishing.

Over the years our area of work has changed dramatically. We are responsible for the national standardization of the

  • collection,
  • indexing,
  • maintenance,
  • exchange,
  • use and
  • publication of

document and data collections, particularly in archives, museums, libraries and for the publishing industry.
NID represents German interests at European and International level as well. We hold the secretariat of ISO subcommittee ISO/TC 46/SC 10 "Requirements for document storage and conditions for preservation". We also send experts to other international bodies to participate in standards work that can be important for information and documentation.

How is NID composed?


DIN e. V.

Volker Jacumeit

Saatwinkler Damm 42/43
13627 Berlin

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New projects
Document number Begin Title
DIN 33910 2020-06-05 Information und documentation – Object preserving digitization of archive and library material More  Comment 
ISO/CD 4669 2020-03-10 Document Management - Controlled sharing of digital documents More  Comment 
ISO/WD 2789 2020-01-13 Information and documentation - International library statistics More  Comment 

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Document number Edition Procedure Title
DIN SPEC 67701 2019-07 Technical Report Information and documentation - Collections management for archives and libraries More  Order from Beuth Verlag


New standards
Document number Edition Title
ISO 30300 2020-04 Information and documentation - Records management - Core concepts and vocabulary More  Order from Beuth Verlag
ISO 15836-2 2019-12 Information and documentation - The Dublin Core metadata element set - Part 2: DCMI Properties and classes More  Order from Beuth Verlag
ISO 21246 2019-11 Information and documentation - Key indicators for museums More  Order from Beuth Verlag

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