Bethesda, Md., USA – (July 26, 2001) NISO, the National Information
Standards Organization, is pleased to welcome a new member, netLibrary, to
its voting roster. The addition of this organization complements and
extends NISO’s ability to develop standards for the changing Internet
netLibrary (www.netLibrary.com) is a leading provider of eBooks and
Internet-based content management services. Hundreds of publishers of
academic, professional, reference, and scholarly books have adopted
netLibrary's digital rights management infrastructure. The organization
develops, archives, hosts, and securely distributes eBooks and print-ready
files through a variety of channels, including academic, corporate, public,
and school libraries. netLibrary eBooks are full-text searchable and
available for use on personal computers in online and offline formats. In
the developing eBook environment, netLibrary’s expertise will be an
invaluable asset to NISO and the community that NISO serves.
Justin Littman, Software Engineer, Research & Technology Strategy is
netLibrary’s designated Voting Representative and Henry Vellandi, Chief
Scientist will be the Alternate Representative.
NISO is the only U.S. group accredited by the American National Standards
Institute to develop and promote technical standards for use in information
delivery services providing voluntary standards for libraries, publishers
and related information technology organizations. All NISO standards are
developed by consensus under the guidance of experts and practitioners in
the field to meet the needs of both the information user and the producer.
For information about NISO’s current standardization interests and
membership possibilities, please visit the NISO website at
For additional information contact NISO Headquarters at (301) 654-2512.
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