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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

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13627 Berlin

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ISO/AWI 16245 2021-02-11 Information and documentation - Boxes, file covers and other enclosures, made from cellulosic materials, for storage of paper and parchment documents More  Comment 
DIN 31647 2021-01-26 Information and documentation - Preservation of evidence of cryptographically signed documents More  Comment 
DIN ISO 23404 2021-01-25 Information and documentation - Papers and boards used for conservation - Measurement of impact of volatiles on cellulose in paper More  Comment 

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Current Draft Standards
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DIN 32705 2021-01 Classification systems - Establishment and development of classification systems More  Read draft and comment

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DIN/TS 31648 2021-04 VN Criteria for Trusted Transactions - Records Management and Evidence Retention in DLT and Blockchain More  Order from Beuth Verlag
DIN 1460-1 2021-03 Standard Romanization of Cyrillic alphabets - Part 1: Romanization of Cyrillic alphabets of Slavic languages More  Order from Beuth Verlag
DIN EN ISO 3166-1 2020-12 Standard Codes for the representation of names of countries and their subdivisions - Part 1: Country code (ISO 3166-1:2020); English version EN ISO 3166-1:2020 More  Order from Beuth Verlag

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