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Related Organizations

ANSI - The principal national federation of standards developers in the U.S., ANSI accredites some 400 organizations as national standards developers; NISO is accredited by ANSI.

ASTM International - American Society for Testing and Materials sponsors 128 standards committees serving a variety of industry and service sectors including paint, ball bearings, property management, paper, and adhesives.

BISG - The Book Industry Study Group monitors and reports on book industry trends. BASIC, the BISG's standards forum, administers publisher/customer and publisher/manufacturer EDI formats for books and serials.

EDItEUR - The European group for electronic commerce in the book and serials sectors, . EDItEUR has developed and maintains ONIX an international standard for representing and communicating book industry product information in electronic form.

IEEE - A leading authority in technical areas ranging from computer engineering, biomedical technology and telecommunications, to electric power, aerospace and consumer electronics.

IETF - The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) is an international community of network designers, operators, vendors, and researchers concerned with the evolution of the Internet architecture and the smooth operation of the Internet.

ISO - The major international standards organization is headquartered in Geneva Switzerland. NISO participates in ISO Technical Committee 46 and is secretariat for TC46/SC9.

NIST - The National Institute of Standards and Technology, a non-regulatory federal agency within the U.S.Commerce Department, develops and promotes measurement, standards, and technology to enhance productivity, enable trade, and improve the quality of life. NIST activities include the Baldridge Quality Award, the Standard Reference materials program, and maintaining the standards for weights and measures in the U.S.

W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) - Known popularly as the W3C, the World Wide Web Consortium creates and maintains the standards for the Web, such as XML, SMIL, CSS.