[Web4lib] Call for Participation for NISO/DAISY Digital Talking Book Standard Revision

Cynthia Hodgson chodgson at niso.org
Tue Aug 12 10:57:27 EDT 2008

NISO members have approved a project that will revise Specifications for 
the Digital Talking Book (ANSI/NISO Z39.86). Integral to this process is 
the DAISY (Digital Accessible Information SYstem) Consortium, 
maintenance agency for the so-called DAISY/NISO standard.

The revision proposal was prepared and submitted by George Kerscher, 
Secretary General of the DAISY Consortium, and the DAISY maintenance 
advisory committee. Prior to the proposal, the committee had conducted a 
call for requirements to better gauge the need for and issues 
surrounding a revision. The revision will  approach from two directions: 
distribution and authoring. Among the expected changes are plans to 
modularize the standard and update it to take advantage of improved 
technologies that enable a significantly better user experience by 
improving the existing model for authoring and consumption of accessible 
multimedia documents, and also by facilitating the creation and 
distribution of rich interactive presentations.

A working group roster is now being formed. If you are interested in 
joining this working group or if you would like to be part of the 
affiliated interest group, please contact Karen Wetzel, 
kwetzel at niso.org, NISO's Standards Program Manager.

Cynthia Hodgson
NISO Technical Editor Consultant
National Information Standards Organization
Email: chodgson at niso.org <mailto:chodgson at niso.org>
Phone: 301-654-2512

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