May 26, 2022

NISO Releases 2020-2023 Strategic Plan

From the National Information Standards Organization (NISO):

The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) today launches its strategic plan for July 2020 – 2023, which focuses on four key themes: Diversity and Inclusion; Trendsetting; Standards Development for Content and Technology; and Community Development.

NISO’s strategic planning is led by its Board of Directors, working with the Executive Director and staff. In May 2020, the Board approved a new NISO strategic plan, covering the three years starting July 1, 2020, as proposed by the Governance Committee, chaired by Board member Maria Stanton, Director of Production, Atla. The plan takes account of NISO’s expanded membership and broader remit following its 2019 merger with NFAIS, which provides the organization with an opportunity to pursue new objectives and goals aligned with its vision of a world where all benefit from the unfettered exchange of information.

Board Chair, Peter Simon, Vice President, Product Management, NewsBank, Inc., said: “On behalf of the Board, I welcome this new strategic plan, which positions NISO well to succeed as a diverse and inclusive, sustainable, community-focused organization in the coming years. Our thanks to Maria Stanton for her leadership on this, and to everyone who helped develop it. We look forward to reviewing progress at future Board meetings.”

NISO Executive Director, Todd Carpenter, added: “NISO is grateful to the Board members for their guidance on our strategic direction post-merger, and we look forward to working with them and our community to make this strategy a reality. We will be sharing updates on our progress on a regular basis, and warmly invite feedback from the information community on our plans and individuals’ and companies’  participation in our work.”

Direct to Full Text: NISO Strategic Plan, July 2020 – June 2023
4 pages; PDF.

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