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NewsML (News Markup Language), version 1

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Identification and description Explanation of format description terms

Full name NewsML 1
Description

Developed by the International Press Telecommunications Council (IPTC).

"NewsML is a compact, extensible and flexible structural framework for news, based on XML and other appropriate standards and specifications. It supports the representation of electronic news items, collections of such items, the relationships between them, and their associated metadata. It allows for the provision of multiple representations of the same information, and handles arbitrary mixtures of media types, formats, languages and encodings. It supports all stages of the news lifecycle and allows the evolution of news items over time. Though media-independent, NewsML provides specific mechanisms for handling text. It allows the provenance of both metadata and news content to be asserted." From NewsML Overview in Functional Specification from IPTC.

Production phase NewsML 1.x versions can be applied at all stages in the (electronic) news lifecycle. According to NewsML 1 introduction at IPTC.
Relationship to other formats
    May contain NITF, News Industry Text Format
    Defined via XML_DTD, XML Document Type Definition
    Defined via XML_XSD , W3C XML Schema 1.0

Local use Explanation of format description terms

LC experience or existing holdings  
LC preference  

Sustainability factors Explanation of format description terms

Disclosure Fully documented by IPTC.
    Documentation At http://www.iptc.org/standards/newsml-1.
Adoption  
    Licensing and patents  
Transparency  
Self-documentation  
External dependencies  
Technical protection considerations  

Quality and functionality factors Explanation of format description terms


File type signifiers and format identifiers Explanation of format description terms


Notes Explanation of format description terms

General  
History  

Format specifications Explanation of format description terms


Useful references

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