2012-11-19 17:16:38 -
Industry leaders from ASTM International, American Petroleum Institute, and IEEE
discussed new technologies and the future direction of standards publishing
ALEXANDRIA,VA., USA, November 19, 2012 - Leaders from the standards publishing
industry convened November 9th in Alexandria, Virginia, for the inaugural
Standards Publishers Innovation Forum (SPIF), presented by Techstreet, part of
the Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters and the world's
leading provider of industry codes and standards. Representatives from ASTM
International, American Petroleum Institute, IEEE Standards Association and
elsewhere participated in the forum, sharing their expertise, shaping consensus
and defining parameters for the adoption of new publishing technologies.
At the event: Moving Beyond PDF: New Formats, New Frontiers, standards
developing organizations, information professionals, and technical experts
engaged in informative and stimulating discussions on the adoption of
content delivery technologies and solutions. Keys insights shared include an
overview of the history and evolution of content delivery formats, the use of
video as a medium for sharing standards, keys to developing a mobile access
strategy, and the importance of SDO's and IP protection.
"As the standards industry continues to adopt new technologies and delivery
methods, it is crucial that we connect and communicate as an industry," said
David von Glahn, director of Training and e-Learning at ASTM International. "I
commend Techstreet for understanding this need and creating an environment where
we can work together through challenges to establish best practices."
The forum, which is to be held bi-annually, will showcase a series of topical
issues, providing participants with a unique opportunity to learn from industry
leaders, collaborate with peers, and help shape the future of the standards
"As a market leader, Techstreet is forward thinking and understands the
importance of innovation in the standards publishing industry. We are pleased to
establish a place where leaders and professionals can come together to discuss
key changes and advancements in the industry," said Todd Fegan, vice president
of Techstreet Operations. "The first Techstreet Standards Publishers Innovation
Forum was a huge success and we are confident the event will become a leading
forum for members of this community to converge, collaborate and set the course
for the future."
For more information on Techstreet, visit:
Techstreet, part of Thomson Reuters, uses advanced Web technologies to speed
delivery of industry codes and standards to engineers and technical
professionals worldwide. Anyone can freely and easily search an online database
of over 500,000 codes, standards and technical books aggregated from over 350 of
the world's leading authorities. Standards are available for individual purchase
in PDF and print, or as an enterprise license through Techstreet Subscriptions.
For more information, visit www.techstreet.com .
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