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NISO Individual/Sole Proprietor Member Benefits

Join NISO as an Individual/Sole Proprietor

Individuals who are sole proprietors of a business (such as a consultancy) and act individually to serve the industry may join NISO as non-voting members in order to participate in multiple working groups and committees. Membership allows you to both contribute to the development of information standards work and to stay up to date with the many national and international standards activities that NISO is involved in.

Benefits of Individual/Sole Proprietor membership include:

Supporting community access to NISO standards

- support from Individual/Sole Proprietor members enables us to continue to make all NISO standards freely available to the community for use and application

- Members in good standing are listed on the NISO website

Participating in standards development

- serve on multiple NISO standards committees and working groups  

- get early notification about draft and newly approved NISO standards, so that you have ample time to provide feedback 

Unlimited free or discounted registration for NISO events 

- free attendance at NISO’s monthly educational webinars

- access to ongoing webinar recordings and to the archive of previous event recordings including 10+ years of programs

- discounted registration for other NISO events, including the NISO Plus conference, NISO Virtual Conferences, NISO Training series, the NFAIS Technology Forums, the Humanities Roundtable, and more

NISO welcomes all individual/sole proprietors that have an active interest in collaborating on information standards to join!

For more information, please see the Individual/Sole Proprietor Member ListNISO Membership Dues, and the Individual/Sole Proprietor Member Application Form — or contact us at

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