Drexel Joins the National Information Standards Organization

Drexel Joins the National Information Standards Organization
Jenny James Lee
September 14, 2015

This month, Drexel University Libraries joined the National Information Standards Organization. NISO is an organization that brings together content publishers, libraries and software developers to collaboratively create information industry standards.

Standards developed by NISO and its member institutions provide guidance on how to manage information in an ever changing and increasingly digital environment. Continued development of national [and international] standards enables discovery and ensures that information can be trusted.

Drexel Libraries staff will work with colleagues across the nation to help develop solutions and standards for information storage and use. The Libraries will also gain access to training information and resources for the Drexel community.

Founded in 1939, NISO includes leaders from over 70 organizations in the fields of publishing, libraries, IT and media as well as hundreds of other experts and practitioners. It fosters the development and maintenance of standards that facilitate the creation, persistent management, and effective interchange of information so that it can be trusted for use in research and learning. For more information about NISO visit their website at niso.org. Persons interested in joining the Libraries staff in exploring the benefits and opportunities of NISO membership should contact their liaison librarian.