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NISO publishes new version of Standards Tag Suite -

The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) has announced the publication of its Standards Tag Suite (STS) version 1.2, which has been formally approved as a standard by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

STS (ANSI/NISO Z39.102-2022) is based on ANSI/NISO Z39.96, the Journal Article Tag Suite (JATS). It provides a common XML structure that can be used by developers, publishers, and distributors that publish and exchange full-text content and metadata of standards including national standards bodies, regional and international standards bodies, and standards development organizations. STS provides structures to encode both the normative and non-normative content of standards, adoptions of standards, and standards-like documents.

STS 1.2 extends the element and attribute descriptions, as well as the two tag sets (the Interchange Tag Set and the Extended Tag Set), based on user experience and public comments. It also incorporates applicable modifications that have been made to JATS 1.3. Specifically, this new version includes: provisions to describe the XML file itself; the addition of several new structures; extensions to the NISO STS TBX profile and term display structures; and new options for restricted value lists. Importantly, NISO STS 1.2 is fully backward compatible, meaning that any document valid to version 1.0 is also valid to version 1.2.

The STS standard is freely available at

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