Ex Libris (USA) announced today that Carl Grant, President of Ex Libris (USA) was elected to the Board of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO). The NISO Board of Directors, a thirteen-member board, is the chief governing body of NISO. Grant will serve a three-year term.
"It is an honor to be able to serve the profession through this post" said Grant, "I will use my term to build on the excellent work done to-date at NISO and to focus energy on accelerating the timelines for development of standards in order to ensure that we more quickly meet the needs of those NISO serves."
The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) develops and promotes technical standards used in a wide variety of information services. NISO is a nonprofit association accredited as a standards developer by the American National Standards Institute, the national clearinghouse for voluntary standards development in the U.S. NISO`s Voting Members and other supporters include a broad base of information producers and users including libraries, publishers, government agencies, and information based businesses. NISO is a leader in shaping international standards. NISO has developed standards for Information Retrieva (Z39.50), 12083 (an SGML Tool), Z39.2 (Information Interchange Format), Codes for Languages and Countries, and Z39.18 (Scientific and Technical Reports). The goal in using technical standards in information services, libraries, and publishing is to achieve compatibility and therefore interoperability between equipment, data, practices, and procedures. Using technical standards makes information services more productive.
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Ex Libris is a leading worldwide developer of high performance applications for libraries and information centers. ALEPH, the Ex Libris integrated library solution is now in over 530 installations in 41 countries. Ex Libris is a company with offices located around the world.