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  • Laurent LE MEUR
    Feb 5, 2008

      Dear NewsML-G2 interest group,


      Good news: the IPTC standards committee has approved last Tuesday (29 jan) the specification of NewsML-G2 2.0 (it was finally agreed to start the generation 2 standard with a version 2.0 in order to avoid ambiguities with NewsML v1.2).


      The specification document should be released by the end of this month, with the associated set of schemas and controlled vocabularies (newscodes), plus some examples. All information will be clearly accessible on the IPTC Web site.


      It was a huge work for us, and we hope that you will make a great use of this brand new news industry standard.


      The next step for us is to apply NewsML-G2 to real-life news production (text, photo, graphics, video and multimedia content). Already, news agencies (e.g. Reuters, Hina, ANSA, AFP) and broadcasters (e.g. VRT) are working on it.


      This group is the best collaborative channel for the many providers who will implement NewsML-G2 in the short term, so please post your comments and questions here. This will be the source of information for an upcoming guidelines document (“How To implement NewsML-G2” or “NewsML-G2 for dummies”) that we intend to produce during the next months.


      All the best


      Laurent Le Meur

      IPTC NAR WP and NewsML-G2 WG chair

      Head of Medialab

      Agence France Presse




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