The OSIS Website
"A Common Format for Many Visions"

What is the OSIS initiative?
The mission of the Bible Technologies Group is to maximize production, distribution, access, use, impact, and preservation of the Bible and related materials from all time periods. Co-sponsored by the American Bible Society and the Society of Biblical Literature, the OSIS initiative plays a key role in meeting this goal by providing a common format to facilitate production, distribution, etc. of the Bible and related materials. Since people engage with the Bible at a number of levels - as literature, as a religious text, etc. - OSIS is "a common format for many visions."   more...

Get Your Questions Answered!
If you've checked our user manual and haven't found the answer to your question, we have a community of experts available to help! In fact, your question may have already been asked and answered at:   more...

NEW! The OSIS 2.1.1 Schema
Click here to access the OSIS 2.1.1 schema: - 06March2006.xsd.   more...

NEW! OSIS User Manual Version 2.1.1
At last, the new OSIS user manual is here! Many thanks to Patrick and Matt for all their hard work in putting this document together!

OSIS 2.1.1 User Manual 06March2006 (.PDF format)

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