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Content Profile/Linked Document [CP/LD] Working Group

ANSI/NISO Z39.105-2023, Content Profile/Linked Document, now Published!

The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) announces the publication of the new American National Standard ANSI/NISO Z39.105-2023, Content Profile/Linked Document in December 2023. 


Project Need

Users demand the delivery of contextualized, targeted content delivered as a natural part of their workflow; publishers aspire to produce machine-actionable FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) materials, but many publishing workflows are complicated in order to enable print and digital outputs.


This standard is an application of HTML5 and JSON-LD to create semantic relationships between data elements in scholarly publishing workflows and express machine actionable content, to ease reuse and interchange of scholarly research information. The format description defines a set of rules that outline the minimal characteristics of documents (Linked Documents) that conform to the standard and a mechanism to define more detailed Content Profiles that extend and refine the rules for specific use cases.


Committee Roster



Theo Gerontakos

Head, Metadata and Cataloging Initiatives
University of Washington

Xiaoli Ma

Metadata Librarian
University of Florida Libraries