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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

Am DIN-Platz
Burggrafenstraße 6
10787 Berlin

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New projects
Document number Begin Title
DIN 1460 2018-11-27 Conversion of cyrillic alphabets of slavic languages More  Comment 
DIN 31640 2018-11-27 Digital audience measurement in archives, libraries and museums - Requirements for measurement methods More  Comment 
ISO/CD 19475-1 2018-10-02 Document management - Minimum requirements for the storage of documents - Part 1: Capture More  Comment 

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New standards
Document number Edition Title
DIN 32701 2018-11 Information and Documentation - Determination of the effectiveness of paper deacidification processes by means of a test paper More  Order from Beuth Verlag
DIN 31636 2018-10 Information and documentation - Romanization of the Hebrew alphabet More  Order from Beuth Verlag
DIN 33904 2018-10 Information and documentation - Romanization Devanagari More  Order from Beuth Verlag

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