About NISO


Publication: 2013-02-05



Name:Owen Ambur


Name:National Information Standards Organization


NISO, the National Information Standards Organization, a non-profit association accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), identifies, develops, maintains, and publishes technical standards to manage information in our changing and ever-more digital environment. NISO standards apply both traditional and new technologies to the full range of information-related needs, including retrieval, re-purposing, storage, metadata, and preservation. Founded in 1939, incorporated as a not-for-profit education association in 1983, and assuming its current name the following year, NISO draws its support from the communities it serves. The leaders of over 70 organizations in the fields of publishing, libraries, IT, and media serve as its voting members. Hundreds of experts and practitioners serve on NISO working groups, committees, and as officers of the association.


  • Publishers

  • Libraries

  • Todd CarpenterExecutive Director

  • Nettie LagaceAssociate Director for Programs

  • Juliana WoodEducational Programs Manager

  • Kathy CassellOperations Manager

  • Cynthia HodgsonTechnical Editor/Consultant, Newsline Editor, and ISQ Managing Editor