Today is World Standards Day!
Each year on 14 October, the members of the IEC, ISO, and ITU celebrate World Standards Day, which is a means of paying tribute to the collaborative efforts of thousands of experts worldwide who develop the voluntary technical agreements that are published as International Standards.
Technical international standards are critical to everyday life in every corner of the world. From health and safety regulations to transportation, from mechanics to agriculture, standards set requirements, specifications, and guidelines to ensure materials, products, and processes fit their purpose and are consistent across industries around the globe.
Many organizations rely on standards developed by hundreds of national and international Standards Developing Organizations (SDOs). SDOs are independent organizations that identify market needs and react accordingly, working directly with technical experts from around the globe to develop and evolve appropriate standards.
DCL Learning Series - Standards Make the World Go Round: Structuring Content for NISO STS
For Standards publishing there are many compelling benefits to convert to NISO STS---the content structure standard for Standards. Many Standards publishers have already implemented JATS or ISO XML and moving to STS is a natural extension.
The DCL Learning Series is hosting a multi-part webinar series from that dives into the reasons for and benefits from structuring content in NISO STS.
First up in this series is a presentation from Daniel Berger, Publishing Operations and Digital Product Management Leader, American Water Works Association. Dan will share his experience adopting and converting decades of AWWA's standards to NISO STS.