Compact Disc Organizations

AIIM | AMIA (Medical Informatics) | AMIA (Moving Images) | ANSI
GCA | ISO | IEC | OPA | OSTA | SIGCAT | SIGGRAPH | SGIA | SPA

 

AIIM International
AIIM International
1100 Wayne Avenue
Suite 1100
Silver Spring, MD 20910 USA
Tel: (+1) 301-587-8202
Fax:(+1) 301-587-2711
E-mail: aiim@aiim.org
URL: http://www.aiim.org

AIIM European Headquarters

AIIM International
Boulevard St. Michel 15
1040 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: 32.2.743.15.43
Fax: 32.2.743.15.50

The Association for Information and Image Management is a 50-year-old organization for document management professionals.

AMIA
American Medical Informatics Association
4915 St. Elmo Avenue
Suite 401
Bethesda, MD 20814 USA
Tel: (+1) 301-657-1291
Fax: (+1) 301-657-1296
E-mail: mail@amia2.amia.org
URL: http://www.amia.org

AMIA is a non-profit organization in the field of medical informatics which represents the United States in the informational arena of medical systems and informatics in international forums. Among its working groups are several who study methods for collecting, organizing, storing and retrieving medical records.

AMIA
Association of Moving Image Archivists
8949 Wilshire Boulevard
 
Beverly Hills,California 90211
Tel: (+1) 310-550-1300
Fax: (+1) 310-550-1363
URL: http://www.amianet.org
The Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) is a professional association established to provide a means for cooperation among individuals concerned with the collection, preservation, exhibition and use of moving image materials.

ANSI
American National Standards Institute
New York Headquarters
Tel: (+1) 212-642-4900
General Fax: (+1) 212-398-0023
Sales Fax: (+1) 212-302-1286

Washington Office
Tel: (+1) 202-639-4090
Fax: (+1) 202-628-1886
Web Contact: http://www.ansi.org/contact_us
URL: http://www.ansi.org

The ANSI federation of is made up of U.S. businesses, professional societies and trade associations, standards developers, government agencies, institutes and consumer and labor interests working together to develop voluntary national consensus standards. ANSI provides the gateway for US participation in international standards organizations such as ISO and IEC

GCA
Graphic Communications Association (Now IDEAlliance)
Contact: Marion Elledge, GCA
100 Daingerfield Road
Alexandria, VA 22314-2888
Tel: (+1) 703-519-8193
Fax: (+1) 703-548-2867
Email: melledge@gca.org
URL: http://www.idealliance.org/
The nonprofit Graphic Communications Association was formed in 1966 to help member companies apply the latest computer-related technologies to all formns of print and electronic publishing. GCA's Information Technologies division deals with structured electronic information management for technical, reference and commercial publishing applications. This area covers automated document management, on-oine and Internet publishing, and related technical topics. The IT division -- since its inception -- has fostered the development and implementation of the Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML) and all of its derivitives, such as HyTime, HTML and DSSSL.

ISO
International Organization for Standardization
Dr. Lawrence D. Eicher, Secretary-General
1, rue de Varembè
Case postale 56
CH-1211 Genève 20, Switzerland
Tel: (+ 41) 22 749 01 11
Fax: (+ 41) 22 733 34 30
Telex: (+ 41) 22 05 iso ch
Telegram: isorganiz
E-mail: central@isocs.iso.ch
URL: http://www.iso.org
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is a federation of national standards bodies from about 100 countries, one from each country. ISO's mission is to promote the development of standardization and related activities to facilitate the international exchange of goods and services, and to develop cooperation in intellectual, scientific, technological and economic activity. ISO's work results in international agreements which are published as International Standards.

IEC
International Electrotechnical Commission
IEC Central Office
3, rue de Verenbè
P.O.Box 131
1211 Genèva 20 Switzerland
Tel: (+41) 22 919 02 11
Fax: (+41) 22 919 03 00
E-mail: dn@iec.ch
URL: http://www.iec.ch/
The IEC is an international body composed of national committees, numbering 49 at present, whose purpose is to promote international cooperation about standards in the fields of electrical and electronic engineering.

OPA
Optical Publishing Association
Richard A. Bowers, Executive Director P.O. Box 21268
Columbus, OH 43221 USA
Tel: (+1) 614-442-8805
Fax: (+1) 614-442-8815
email: rbowers@meta-media.com
Original Publisher of CompuServe's The CDForums [GO CDFORUM], the CDROMBase Online, a listing of over 10,000 CD-ROM titles [GO CDROMBASE], the newsletter of the OPA and a periodical statistical survey of the CD industry for OPA members. Membership dues for individuals and companies, sponsorships based on company size.

OSTA
Optical Storage Technology Association
Raymond C. Freeman, Jr., OSTA Facilitator
311 East Carrillo Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 USA
Tel: (+1) 805-963-3853
Fax: (+1) 805-962-1541
URL: http://www.osta.org
OSTA is a trade organization whose purpose is to stimulate increased demand for writable optical data storage products in a broad range of applications through education, cooperative promotion, and strategic action. CD-R technology is included in the association's program.

SIGCAT
Special Interest Group for CD Applications & Technology
Dr. Jerry McFaul, Executive Director
SIGCAT
P.O. Box 3706
Reston, VA 22090 USA
Tel: (+1) 703-435-4661
The first and largest users group for CD-ROM, founded by Jerry McFaul in 1986, this organization has been influential in obtaining US Government support for the use of CD-ROM applications. Sponsors of the CD-ROM Information Resouce Center (CIRC), a laboratory for members to get hands-on experience with CD-ROM development tools and playback solutions. Also sponsors of seminars about various topics pertaining to CD-ROM development. Membership is open to anyone interested in furthering the use of CD-ROM applications. No dues, but newsletter subscriptions cost $40 US per year.

SIGGRAPH
ACM's Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics
ACM Headquarters Office
One Astor Plaza
1515 Broadway
New York, New York 10036
USA
ACM tel: +1-212-869-7440
SIG Services: +1-212-302-5826
ACM URL: http://www.acm.org
SIGGRAPH URL: http://www.siggraph.org
SIGGRAPH hosts a very dynamic conference and exhibitors' show every year and publishes a journal and conference CD-ROMs. For the story behind their first conference CD-ROM, see Electronic Publishing on CD-ROM.

SGIA
Screenprinting & Graphic Imaging Association, International
Phone: +1 (703) 385-1355
Fax: +1 (703) 359-1366
URL: http://www.sgia.org
SPA
Software Publishers' Association
USA:
1730 M St. NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036-4510 USA
tel: +1 (202) 452-1600
fax: +1 (202) 223-8756

Anti-Piracy Hotline: (800) 388-7478
Fax On Demand Service: (800) 637-6823
Email: webmaster@spa.org

Europe:
57 Rue Pierre Charron
75008 Paris France
tel: 33 (0) 1 53 77 63 77
Fax: 33 (0) 1 53 77 63 78
Email: info@spa-europe.org

An organization that is probably best known for its vigorous anti-piracy activities, the SPA also has special interest groups and educational activities for software producers.


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