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



Xiaoli Ma

Metadata Librarian
University of Florida Libraries