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IPTC STANDARDS UPDATE
|NewsML-G2 + EventsML-G2 2.15: the joint annual update of the standard for exchanging multimedia news, packages thereof and structured event information plus editorial planning data - DOWNLOAD (60MB) - more in NewsML-G2 section or the EventsML-G2 section|
|23 Oct 2013||The brand new news-in-JSON format ninjs 1.0 is available - see newsinjson.org |
|23 Oct 2013||RightsML 1.2 Experimental Phase released: the standard to express usage rights for news and online content in machine-readable format is ready for testing - find more on the RightsML Developer Site|
|21 Feb 2012||SportsML 2.2 released: update of the open XML standard for the interchange of sports data - find more in the SportsML section|
|12 Jan 2012||NITF Version 3.6 released: an update of the standard for marking up textual news content. DOWNLOAD the package, find more in the NITF section|
|30 Nov 2011||First production version rNews 1.0 released - see the rNews pages|
|8 July 2010 ||Revised IPTC Photo Metadata Standard specification released, including IPTC Core 1.1 and IPTC Extension 1.1. Available for DOWNLOAD|
|22 June 2010 ||NewsCodes: the new Media Topic taxonomy is released, available in 5 different formats.|
Quick Start Guides pave the way to a more powerful news exchange
IPTC released of a set of Quick Start Guides to help news vendors and publishers support multimedia publishing, streamlined workflows and efficient news distribution by adopting the NewsML-G2 standard in a few easy steps.
The Quick Start Guides provide just enough information to create a working set of NewsML-G2 documents or to process incoming NewsML-G2 documents from external sources. Individual guides are available for major media types (text, pictures and video), news packages and the basic principles shared across the board. A package of all of them can be downloaded for free at www.iptc.org/download?g2quickstartguides
Also the individual guides for the media types text, pictures and video plus packages of news are availalbe.
Read the full media release about the Quick Start Guides >>>
News in JSON standardized: ninjs 1.0
ninjs standardizes the representation of news in JSON - a lightweight, easy-to-parse, data interchange format. IPTC has identified key properties and structures required to represent news and publishing information, and crafted JSON representations that are designed to result in lightweight instance documents. And we've built a JSON schema for ninjs, to help you validate your ninjs implementation. >>> more about ninjs, including specification.
"Image Rights - Manage Them or Lose Them"
Machine Readable Rights and the News Industry
How can technology help assert and protect the rights of content creators? Representatives from publishers, news agencies, photographers trade associations, law firms and standards bodies gave a pragmatic answer to this question at a one-day conference organized by the International Press Telecommunications Council (IPTC) on March 12, 2013 in Amsterdam.
Read a summary of the event
Find all presentations, also as video
IPTC study: some social media networks remove rights data from photos
Read the full media release of 12 March 2013 >>>
Relationships drive improvements in news content and delivery
Read more about these new relationships in an article by the IPTC Editor John Engel.
Sports standards bodies compete for converts
To read more about this competition go to Jonathan Engel's article.
New RightsML standard to express news usage rights enters trial phase
rNews goes live on New York Times site
Publishers get boost to improve visibility and delivery of online news
Read this article written by IPTC Editor Jonathan Engel
G2 Scheme Browser for NewsCodes available
The package includes the Java software plus XSLTs for transforming the NewsCodes vocabularies into widely used formats like CSV and RDF (XML and Turtle).