National Information Standards Organization's Study of
State Library Agencies'
Information Technology Standards Policies and Procedures


Final Report from Study Available in August 2000


In 1998, the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) sponsored a survey of state libraries for the purpose of learning about the use of technical standards by state library agencies.  NISO is the only organization accredited by the American National Standards Institute to develop and maintain technical standards used in information systems and services used by libraries and publishers and other information providers.

The Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA), comprising the state librarians and directors of state library agencies, voted to endorse and support this study at COSLA's June 1998 meeting.

The Principal Investigator for the study was William E. Moen, Assistant Professor in the School of Library and Information Sciences, University of North Texas. The Project Description contains information about the study.

For more information about the study, go to:

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