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NIMAS Exemplar 7: Large Version of Chapter 24: The Great Depression


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First posted on 07/27/06. Last Updated on 02/25/09.

Baseline NIMAS 1.1 Exemplar

The baseline NIMAS files comprise the basic NIMAS 1.1 fileset that would be submitted by an educational publisher. NIMAS 1.1 is based on the DAISY 2005 DTD; publishers and other producers are encouraged to use full DAISY mark-up wherever possible.

This exemplar includes the following:

  • NIMAS 1.1-conformant XML content file
  • OEBPS 1.2-compliant package file (NIMAS OPF file)
  • -.pdf file of title page
  • images

Download NIMAS 1.1 Exemplar 7

Download HTML ext-only version

CAST (Center for Applied Special Technology)

Non-profit organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals through research and development.

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National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS)

A technical standard used to produce XML-based source files for print-based educational materials.

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Digital Accessible Information System (DAISY)

Technical standard for producing accessible and navigable multimedia documents.

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Document Type Definition (DTD)

Discrete set of XML tags, targeted at a particular type of application.

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XML (EXtensible Markup Language)

Universal format for structured documents and data. Set of rules, guidelines, and conventions for designing text formats for data.

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PDF (Portable Document Format)

Universal computer file type used to exchange and view documents on any computer with Adobe Acrobat or Foxit Reader software installed.

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Warning: The HTML ext-only file renders the image set 120 times and may crash your browser if sufficient memory is not available; you will need approximately 5 MB of memory for the fileset itself, and the amount of memory actually required will vary depending on which browser is used and your individual settings, etc.

Note about Images

Images provided with baseline filesets are 300 dpi as required by the Standard, and 72 dpi images are provided with X-/HTML and HTML extension-only filesets since they may be more appropriate for some uses. Simply swap out the images folder from one set to another if a different dpi is desired.

Comments about the Exemplar

The above are large versions of the Exemplar 1 files, replicated 20 times in order to provide a full-scale model of a NIMAS-conformant fileset. It is intended as a test file for validators, editors, conversion tools, browsers, and DTB players. Images were re-used rather than duplicated in order to reduce file size and prevent problems in file transmission. Content has been taken from Exemplar 1 and replicated to produce a NIMAS 1.1-conformant XML file equivalent to a print-based source of approximately 1,000 pages.

Digital Talking Book (DTB)

Digitally encoded files containing audio portions and full text to increase quality and availability of information to print-disabled persons.

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