PRISM Metadata Initiative


XML Authoring Survey Results

As magazines move to capturing article text and metadata directly from content creators, Idealliance is actively working to make a simple PRISM/HTML5 article authoring tag set available. As part of this effort, we conducted a survey about XML Authoring. Survey results are now available!
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What is PRISM?

PRISM is industry-standard Metadata that can be used to build efficient, multi-channel publishing solutions.

With PRISM a publisher can create, manage, aggregate, produce, distribute and reuse content.

The Source is the Solution!  The Magic is in the Metadata!


The PRISM Metadata Initiative is an Idealliance Working Group that develops  interoperable, standardized, metadata-based publishing solutions. The PRISM Metadata Initiative brings together the work done by the PRISM (Publishing Requirements for Industry Standard Metadata) Working Group and the nextPub/PRISM Source Vocabulary Working Group to function as a single, unified body with the ongoing mission of developing standardized, metadata-based solutions for publishers.

Metadata solutions for efficient, multi-channel publishing
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Using PRISM you can:

Capture Content from Websites
The PRISM Aggregator Message for Web content, or PAMW, can be used free of charge to automate content capture from websites for archive, reuse and monetization. 

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Manage Content and Media Assets in a DAM
If you are in the process of defining a metadata vocabulary with associated controlled vocabularies so that they can be managed in a DAM, you can use the core PRISM Metadata Specifications free of charge.

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Send Content to multiple Licensors, Syndicators & Aggregators
The PRISM Aggregator Message, or PAM, can be used free of charge to send your content to others across the media supply chain. 

Implement a Multi-Channel Publishing System
If you are establishing a source content repository to publish across media channels, use the PRISM Source Vocabulary, or PSV

About PRISM Metadata Specifications:

The PRISM Working Group initiated its work in 1999, released PRISM 1.0 in 2001 and addressed publishing across media platforms by releasing PRISM 2.0 in 2008. Today PRISM Specifications serve as the foundation for threee XML publishing solutions: