Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Standards

Here’s a list of organizations whose business it is to track standards from various bodies, covering many industries with their descriptions attached.

American National Standards Institute
“The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is a private, non-profit organization (501(c)3) that administers and coordinates the U.S. voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system.”

Master List of ISO Standards
“ISO is the leading developer of International Standards. ISO standards specify the requirements for state of the art products, services, processes, materials and systems, and for good conformity assessment, managerial and organizational practice. ISO Standards are designed to be implemented worldwide.”

The World-Wide Web Virtual Library--Standards and Standards Bodies
“World Standards Services Network (WSSN), is a network of publicly accessible World Wide Web servers of standards organizations around the world. Through the Web sites of its members, WSSN provides information on international, regional and national standardization and related activities and services.”

With links to:
International Organization for Standardization - ISO
International Electrotechnical Commission - IEC
International Telecommunication Union - ITU http://www.itu.int/home/index.html
International standardizing bodies
Regional standardizing bodies
National members of ISO and IEC

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