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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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DIN 31640 2020-11-18 Digital audience measurement in archives, libraries and museums - Requirements for measurement methods More  Comment 
ISO/AWI TS 32001 2020-11-05 Document management - Portable Document Format - Extensions to Encryption and Hash Algorithm Support in ISO 32000-2 (PDF 2.0) More  Comment 
ISO/AWI TS 32002 2020-11-05 Document management - Portable Document Format - Extensions to Digital Signatures in ISO 32000-2 (PDF 2.0) 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 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
ISO 19005-4 2020-11 Standard Document management - Electronic document file format for long-term preservation - Part 4: Use of ISO 32000-2 (PDF/A-4) More  Order from Beuth Verlag
ISO 3297 2020-10 Standard Information and documentation - International standard serial number (ISSN) More  Order from Beuth Verlag

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