National Information Standards Organization
n. (NISO, abbr.)An organization accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to identify, develop, maintain, and publish technical standards relating to information management.
CitationsNISO 2005 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 committees and as officers of the association.