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INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATION FOR STANDARDISATION (ISO)

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Definition:
ISO (the International Organisation for Standardisation) and IEC (the International Electrotechnical Commission) form the specialised system for worldwide standardisation.

ISO officially began operations on 23 February 1947.

National bodies that are members of ISO or IEC participate in the development of International Standards through technical committees established by the respective organisation to deal with particular fields of technical activity. ISO and IEC technical committees collaborate in fields of mutual interest. Other international organisations, governmental and non-governmental, in liaison with ISO and IEC, also take part in the work.

Context:
In the field of information technology, ISO and IEC have established a joint technical committee, ISO/IEC JTC 1. Draft International Standards adopted by the joint technical committee are circulated to national bodies for voting. Publication as an International Standard requires approval by at least 75% of the national bodies casting a vote.

Source Publication:
Information Technology - Data Management and Interchange - Metadata Registries (MdR) - Part 3: Registry Metamodel (MdR3) - ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 32 N 0643, 1 May 2001.

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Created on Monday, July 29, 2002

Last updated on Friday, December 02, 2005