Strategic Plan

Strategic Planning

The NISO Board of Directors and the NISO Leadership committees regularly review NISO's strategic plans and guidance. This strategic plan consists of a NISO Framework, the current strategic plan, and occasional updates to these plans.

NISO Framework

The NISO Framework is laid out fully in the article, "NISO Framework to Direct New Committee Governance Structure," written by Todd Carpenter, NISO Executive Director, for the NISO journal Information Standards Quarterly (ISQ -- Volume 19, issue 2/3 -- April/July 2007).  The Framework is "an overarching model and roadmap for all of NISO’s standards work" and is reviewed regularly by NISO's Architecture Committee.

The latest NISO Strategic Directions document was published in March 2018. It is an analysis of future potential areas of work, created by the members of the Information Creation & Curation, Information Discovery & Interchange, and Information Policy & Analysis Topic Committees, and reviewed by the NISO Architecture Committee.  NISO published a Strategic Planning Update in 2011 and a Strategic Directions document in 2015.

2004 Strategic Plan

Information on the Strategic Planning Panel, the Blue Ribbon Panel Report, and NISO's Strategic Directions document.