Resources for Publishers and Conversion Houses
Producing NIMAS Files
If you are a publisher who needs to locate a NIMAS conversion vendor, the NIMAC provides a free, self-listing page for companies that specialize in digital content conversion services:
The three essential references for creating NIMAS files:
Additional Metadata Resources:
More Resources for Preparing NIMAS:
- Resources for Writing Image Descriptions
- MathML: Special Reminders for NIMAS
- NIMAS Validation: Using the NIMAC Validation Wizard (PowerPoint)
- NIMAC Excel to OPF Template, Revised May 2019
Best Practices for Creating NIMAS
This two-part webinar series (March 2021) highlights best practices for creating NIMAS file sets and explores the challenges unique to creating NIMAS for born-digital educational materials.
Creating NIMAS I: Best Practices & Avoiding Common Problems
Creating NIMAS II: The NOI and Digital Instructional Materials
You can also download the Powerpoints for the Notice of Interpretation (available in English or Spanish) and the NIMAC Exemplar for Digital Instructional Materials (available in English or Spanish) to keep for future reference!
NIMAC Webinar Series for Publishers and Conversion Vendors – Part 1
This video is the first session of a two-part training for publishers and conversion vendors that work with the NIMAC. This session from August 2020 provides an overview of how the NIMAC works with publishers and states, how publishers use their system accounts, and the NIMAC file review process.
NIMAC Webinar Series for Publishers and Conversion Vendors – Part 2
This video is the second session of a two-part training for publishers and conversion vendors that work with the NIMAC. This session from August 2020 provides an in-depth look at resources for creating valid NIMAS files, and batch file submission procedures.
Delivering Files to the NIMAC
NIMAC File Submission Procedures: Archived Webinar (May 22, 2018)
NIMAC Quick How-To Videos
How to Create a Subuser Account
This video will show you how to add an account for a conversion vendor or someone else at your company.
Best Practices for Creating Tables of Contents
Utilizing examples from the DAISY Structure Guidelines, this short video goes over the correct XML formatting for NIMAS TOC.