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  1. 1. 1105 Media Inc. (US)“1105 MEDIA, INC. provides integrated business-to-business information and media. 1105s offeringsfocus on technology, products, policy, regulation,and news delivered through an assortment of mediaincluding print and online magazines, journals, andnewsletters; seminars, conferences, executivesummits, and trade shows; training andcourseware; and web-based services. The marketsserved by these offerings include Government,Education, [and many others].”See also GENPRESS for earlier print publications. From www.1105media.com, 12 September 2009
  2. 2. 463 Communications (US)“463 Communications is a purposely small, focusedand senior-level communications consultancy. Wehelp organizations clear through the clutter ofcompeting internal interests and external forces todevelop communications campaigns that establishbusiness, technology and public policy leadership.Working with corporate communications,government affairs and other agency teams, 463drives the development of messaging, issues-basedcampaigns and a disciplined, measurable processthat helps organizations be on the offense wherethey may have once been driven by a reactive eventto event, announcement to announcement mindset.” From www.463.com, 5 November 2007
  3. 3. AACSB International (US)“The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools ofBusiness is a not-for-profit corporation ofeducational institutions, corporations and otherorganizations devoted to the promotion andimprovement of higher education in businessadministration and management.Organized in 1916, AACSB International is thepremier accrediting agency for bachelor’s, master’sand doctoral degree programs in businessadministration and accounting. From www.aacsb.edu/aboutus.asp, 7 January 2006
  4. 4. AcademicEdge (US)Believed to be Siba Mohanty dbaAcademicEdgeOnline. The software productappears to have originated with SMX Technologies,Inc.This summary will be updated as informationbecomes available.
  5. 5. Academy of Management (US)“The Academy of Management (the Academy;AOM) is a leading professional association forscholars dedicated to creating and disseminatingknowledge about management and organizations.“Founded in 1936 by two professors, the Academyof Management is the oldest and largest scholarlymanagement association in the world. Today, theAcademy is the professional home for 17750members from 105 nations.” From www.aomonline.org/aom.asp?page_ID=36, 19 January 2008
  6. 6. AcademyOne Inc. (US)“AcademyOnes vision is to develop the finestcurriculum, course and advising managementsystems - to enable institutions to partner regionallyor around the world to address student mobility.Students crossing institutional structures revealinefficiencies and barriers impeding their success.Our idea is simple - create a better way forinstitutions to coordinate their efforts, which in theend, will help students succeed.”From www.academyone.com/AboutUs/tabid/196/Default.aspx, 18 July 2009
  7. 7. Accenture Ltd (BM)“Accenture is a global management consulting,technology services and outsourcing company.Committed to delivering innovation, Accenturecollaborates with its clients to help them becomehigh-performance businesses and governments.With deep industry and business process expertise,broad global resources and a proven track record,Accenture can mobilize the right people, skills, andtechnologies to help clients improve theirperformance.” From www.accenture.com/global/about_accenture/default.htm, 28 May 2007
  8. 8. Access Intelligence LLC (US)“Access Intelligence delivers trusted, timely anddeep information that empowers our customers andadvances their business. Access Intelligence is aleading worldwide information and marketingcompany that provides unparalleled businessintelligence and integrated marketing solutions innearly a dozen global market sectors. With acustomer-centric culture dedicated to editorialexcellence and marketing integrity, AccessIntelligence serves business professionalsworldwide with a portfolio of products, includingmagazines, newsletters, conferences, data productsand e-media solutions.” From www.accessintel.com/aboutus/factsheet.html, 26 May 2008
  9. 9. Achieve, Inc. (US)“Created by the nations governors and businessleaders, Achieve helps states prepare all youngpeople for postsecondary education, work andcitizenship by raising academic standards andachievement in Americas schools.“Achieve serves as a significant national voice forquality in standards-based education reform andregularly convenes governors, CEOs and otherinfluential leaders to sustain support for higherstandards and achievement for all of Americasschoolchildren.” From /www.achieve.org/achieve.nsf/AboutAchieve?OpenForm, 16 February 2006
  10. 10. ACT, Inc. (US)“ACT is an independent, not-for-profit organizationthat provides more than a hundred assessment,research, information, and program managementservices in the broad areas of education andworkforce development.”“Each year, we serve millions of people inelementary and secondary schools, colleges,professional associations, businesses, andgovernment agencies, nationally andinternationally.” From www.act.org/aboutact/index.html, 19 November 2004
  11. 11. adaptive path LLC (US)“We help businesses maximize the value of theirinvestment in product development by craftingeffective user experiences with an emphasis onmeasurable results.”Consulting Putting user experience ideas into practice.Reports Strategic guidance and proven solutions.In-House Training Helping build successful teams. From adaptivepath.com, 28 February 2005
  12. 12. Adobe Systems Incorporated (US)“Founded in 1982, Adobe Systems Incorporated hasspent over two decades revolutionizing the wayspeople communicate. Today, enterprises usepowerful Adobe solutions to connect people,systems, and processes. Creative professionals useAdobe industry- standard graphics, layout, andvideo software to produce visually richcommunications. And home and office customersshare memories and information with Adobesoftware that is both accessible and affordable. Oneof the worlds largest PC software companies, Adobegenerates annual revenues exceeding US$1 billion.” From www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/main.html, 18 July 2003
  13. 13. Advanced Access Content System Licensing Administrator (US)“Advanced Access Content System LicensingAdministrator (AACS LA) is developing theAdvanced Access Content System, a specificationfor managing content stored on the next generationof prerecorded and recorded optical media forconsumer use with PCs and CE devices. AdvancedAccess Content System will complement newinnovations in the next-generation of optical discs,and enable consumers to enjoy next-generationcontent, including high-definition content.” From www.aacsla.com/what/overview, 11 April 2007
  14. 14. African Virtual University“The African Virtual University (AVU) is an innovativeeducational organization established to serve thecountries of Africa. The objective of the AVU is to buildcapacity and support economic development byleveraging the power of modern telecommunicationstechnology to provide world-class quality education andtraining programs to students and professionals inAfrica. After a successful pilot phase, AVU has beentransformed from being a project of the World Bank toan independent reputable Inter-governmentalorganization based in Nairobi, Kenya with over 34Learning Centers in 19 African countries.” From www.avu.org/about.asp, 5 September 2004
  15. 15. Agora Education (UK)“Agora is a new independent think tank whosemission is to promote serious and searchingdiscussion about higher education and its role inour society.“Agora started life as an informal academicdiscussion group, set up by Professor Hugo deBurgh, director of the China Media Centre atWestminster University … and Professor JeremyBlack, Professor of History at Exeter University …At the end of 2006 Agora secured funding to allowit to formalise and become a think tank.” From www.agora-education.org/aboutus/whoweare.php, 7 December 2007
  16. 16. American Association for Higher Education (US) American Association for Higher Education“The American Association for Higher Education(AAHE) aspires to be the organization that bestenables all individuals, institutions, andstakeholders in higher education to learn, organizefor learning, and contribute to the common good.”AAHE “envisions a higher education enterprise thathelps all Americans achieve the deep, lifelonglearning they need to grow as individuals,participate in the democratic process, and succeedin a global economy.” From www.aahe.org/about.htm, 26 July 2003
  17. 17. Association for Information and Image Management International (US)“… the center of an effective business infrastructurein the digital age is the ability to capture, manage,store, preserve and deliver enterprise content tosupport business processes. The requisitetechnologies to establish this infrastructure are anextension of AIIMs core document and contenttechnologies.”“AIIM is a neutral and unbiased source ofinformation. We … are ANSI/ISO-accredited forstandards development.” From www.aiim.org/article_aiim.asp?ID=18274, 28 July 2003
  18. 18. Alexa Internet (US)“Founded in April 1996, Alexa Internet grew out ofa vision of Web navigation that is intelligent andconstantly improving with the participation of itsusers. Along the way Alexa has developed aninstalled based of millions of toolbars, one of thelargest Web crawls and an infrastructure to processand serve massive amounts of data. For users ofAlexas Toolbar and web site this has resulted inproducts that have revolutionized Web navigationand intelligence. For developers this has resulted ina set of tools unprecedented in scope allowingwhole new services to be created on the Alexa dataand platform.” From pages.alexa.com/company/index.html, 3 February 2006
  19. 19. Alliance for Equity in Higher Education“The Alliance for Equity in Higher Education is apolicy-based coalition comprised of the AmericanIndian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC), theHispanic Association of Colleges and Universities(HACU), and the National Association for EqualOpportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO).”“Collectively, these institutions are also known asMinority-Serving Institutions (MSIs), which servehigh proportions of low-income, educationallydisadvantaged students.” From www.msi-alliance.org/main.asp, 24 March 2004
  20. 20. A-HECAlliance for Higher Education Competitiveness“Collaborative Action Research in Innovation,Transformation and Effectiveness in HigherEducation”“The core focus of A-HEC is on communicating howhigher education leaders are creating positivechange by crystallizing their mission, offering moreeffective academic programs, defining their role insociety, and putting in place balancedaccountability measures .” From www.a-hec.org/about.html, 3 May 2005
  21. 21. Altius Education Inc. (US)“Altius Education helps academic institutionsunlock the potential of their existing curricula byleveraging partnerships, capital, online learningcapacity and marketing experience to create focusedcollege programs serving unmet market needs. Ourteam has extensive experience in the formation,management and operation of for-profit,postsecondary education companies, educationaltechnology and services businesses as well as therecruitment and retention of degree-seekingstudents. We also have deep postsecondaryinstitution relationships and broad expertise inevaluating, negotiating, executing and integratingstrategic transactions.” From www.altiused.com/about, 4 January 2011
  22. 22. Amazon.com Inc. (US)“Amazon.com, Inc. was incorporated in 1994 in thestate of Washington and reincorporated in 1996 inthe state of Delaware. Our principal corporateoffices are located in Seattle, Washington.”“We seek to be Earth’s most customer-centriccompany for three primary customer sets:consumers, sellers, and developers. In addition, wegenerate revenue through co-branded credit cardagreements and other marketing and promotionalservices, such as online advertising.” From United States Securities and Exchange Commission Form 10-K, Amazon.com Inc., January 28, 2010.
  23. 23. America’s Student Loan Providers (US)“Americas Student Loan Providers (ASLP)represents leading providers of higher educationfunding. These companies and organizationsprovide federally guaranteed student loans throughthe Federal Family Education Loan Program(FFELP), a public-private partnership of schools,students, loan providers and the government thathas financed the dreams of millions of Americanssince 1965.”“By leveraging private financial markets andcompeting for the right to lend to students, we bringvalue to students, schools and taxpayers.” From www.studentloanfacts.org/whoweare/, 4 Jun 2007
  24. 24. American Association of CollegiateRegistrars and Admissions Counselors“AACRAO is a nonprofit, voluntary, professionalassociation of more than 10,000 higher educationadmissions and registration professionals whorepresent approximately 2,500 institutions in morethan 30 countries.“The mission of the American Association ofCollegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers is toprovide professional development, guidelines andvoluntary standards to be used by higher educationofficials regarding the best practices in recordsmanagement, admissions, enrollment management,administrative information technology and studentservices.” From www.aacrao.org/about/, 7 December 2008
  25. 25. American Association of Community Colleges (US)“AACC is the primary advocacy organization forcommunity colleges at the national level and worksclosely with directors of state offices to inform andaffect state policy.”“AACC supports and promotes its member collegesthrough policy initiatives, innovative programs,research and information and strategic outreach tobusiness and industry and the national news media.Its efforts are focused in six strategic actions areas:National and international advocacy for communitycolleges, Learning and accountability, Leadershipdevelopment, Economic and workforce development,Connectedness across the AACC membership, andInternational and intercultural education.” From www.aacc.nche.edu/Template.cfm?section=AboutAACC, 25 November 2005
  26. 26. American Association of State Colleges and Universities (US)“The association has a four-fold purpose. Topromote appreciation and support for public highereducation and the distinctive contributions of ourmember colleges and universities; To analyze publicpolicy, and to advocate for member institutions andthe students they serve; To provide policyleadership and program support to strengthenacademic quality, promote access and inclusion,and facilitate educational innovation; and To createprofessional development opportunities forinstitutional leaders, especially presidents,chancellors and their spouses.” From www.aascu.org/leadership/about.htm, 16 January 2004
  27. 27. American Association of University Professors (US)“The AAUPs purpose is to advance academicfreedom and shared governance, to definefundamental professional values and standards forhigher education, and to ensure higher educationscontribution to the common good.” From www.aaup.org/AAUP/About/, 12 April 2007
  28. 28. American Bar Foundation (US)“Established in 1952, the American Bar Foundationis an independent, nonprofit national researchinstitute committed to objective empirical researchon law and legal institutions. This program ofsociolegal research is conducted by aninterdisciplinary staff of Research Fellows trainedin such diverse fields as law, sociology, psychology,political science, economics, history, andanthropology.” From www.abf-sociolegal.org/, 4 Jun 2007
  29. 29. American Council of Learned Societies (US)“The American Council of Learned Societies is aprivate non-profit federation of sixty-eight nationalscholarly organizations. The mission of the ACLS,as set forth in its Constitution, is ‘the advancementof humanistic studies in all fields of learning in thehumanities and the social sciences and themaintenance and strengthening of relations amongthe national societies devoted to such studies.’” From www.acls.org/mor-intr.htm, 30 March 2007
  30. 30. American Council of Trustees and Alumni (US)“The American Council of Trustees and Alumni(ACTA) is a 501(c)(3), tax-exempt, nonprofit,educational organization committed to academicfreedom, excellence and accountability at Americascolleges and universities.”“… ACTA is the only national organization that isdedicated to working with alumni, donors, trusteesand education leaders across the country to supportliberal arts education, uphold high academicstandards, safeguard the free exchange of ideas oncampus, and ensure that the next generationreceives a philosophically-balanced, open-minded,high-quality education at an affordable price.” From www.goacta.org/about_acta/mission.html, 21 July 2007
  31. 31. American Council on Education (US)“ACE, the major coordinating body for all thenations higher education institutions, seeks toprovide leadership and a unifying voice on keyhigher education issues and to influence publicpolicy through advocacy, research, and programinitiatives. … Founded in 1918, ACE fosters greatercollaboration and new partnerships within andoutside the higher education community to helpcolleges and universities anticipate and address thechallenges of the 21st century and contribute to astronger nation and a better world.” From www.acenet.edu/about/mission.cfm, 17 March 2004
  32. 32. American Enterprise Institute (US)“The American Enterprise Institute for PublicPolicy Research is a private, nonpartisan, not-for-profit institution dedicated to research andeducation on issues of government, politics,economics, and social welfare. Founded in 1943,AEI is home to some of Americas mostaccomplished public policy experts--fromeconomics, law, political science, defense andforeign policy studies, ethics, theology, medicine,and other fields. The Institute sponsors researchand conferences and publishes books, monographs,and periodicals.” From www. aei.org/about/, 19 April 2008
  33. 33. American Federation of Teachers (US)“The American Federation of Teachers was foundedin 1916 to represent the economic, social andprofessional interests of classroom teachers. It is anaffiliated international union of the AFL-CIO.”“The AFT advocates sound, commonsense publiceducation policies, including high academic andconduct standards for students and greaterprofessionalism for teachers and school staff;excellence in public service through cooperativeproblem-solving and workplace innovations; andhigh-quality healthcare provided by qualifiedprofessionals.” From www.aft.org/about/index.htm, 8 September 2007
  34. 34. American Institutes for Research (US)“The American Institutes for Research (AIR) is oneof the largest behavioral and social science researchorganizations in the world.”“Our work spans a wide range of substantive areas:education, student assessment, internationaleducation, individual and organizationalperformance, health research and communication,human development, usability design and testing,employment equity, and statistical and researchmethods.” From www.air.org/overview/default.aspx, 31 July 2007
  35. 35. American Intellectual Property Law Association (US)“The American Intellectual Property LawAssociation (AIPLA) is a national bar associationconstituted primarily of lawyers in private andcorporate practice, in government service, and inthe academic community.” “The AIPLA represents awide and diverse spectrum of individuals,companies and institutions involved directly orindirectly in the practice of patent, trademark,copyright, and unfair competition law, as well asother fields of law affecting intellectual property.Our members represent both owners and users ofintellectual property.” From www.aipla.org/Content/NavigationMenu/About_AIPLA/History/History.htm, 5 August 2006
  36. 36. American Library Association (US)“The American Library Association (ALA) wasfounded in 1876 in Philadelphia andsubsequently chartered in the Commonwealth ofMassachusetts. Its mission is ‘to provide leadershipfor the development, promotion, and improvementof library and information services and theprofession of librarianship in order to enhancelearning and ensure access to information for all.’” From www.ala.org/Template.cfm?Section=Our_Association, 21 July 2003
  37. 37. American Physical Society (US)“In the firm belief that an understanding of thenature of the physical universe will be of benefit toall humanity, the Society shall have as its objectivethe advancement and diffusion of the knowledge ofphysics.”“Units aid the Society in fulfilling its mission to“advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics.” Aspart of a Society committed to memberparticipation, the units provide opportunities formembers to interact with colleagues with similarinterests and to keep abreast of new developmentsin their specialized fields.” From www.aps.org/about/index.cfm, 19 July 2008
  38. 38. American Political Science Association (US)“The American Political Science Association[APSA], founded in 1903, is the leading professionalorganization for the study of political science andserves more than 15,000 members in over 80countries. With a range of programs and servicesfor individuals, departments and institutions, APSAbrings together political scientists from all fields ofinquiry, regions, and occupational endeavors withinand outside academe in order to expand awarenessand understanding of politics.” From www.apsanet.org/section_21.cfm, 21 July 2007
  39. 39. American Psychological Association (US)“Based in Washington, DC, the AmericanPsychological Association (APA) is a scientific andprofessional organization that representspsychology in the United States. With 148,000members, APA is the largest association ofpsychologists worldwide.”“The mission of the APA is to advance the creation,communication and application of psychologicalknowledge to benefit society and improve people’slives.” From www.apa.org/about/, 14 February 2009
  40. 40. American University (US)“AUs more than 5,000 undergraduates are amicrocosm of the worlds diversity. From across theUnited States and from more than 150 countries,they share a desire to shape tomorrows world. AUactively promotes international understanding, andthis is reflected in its curricula offerings, facultyresearch, and the regular presence of world leaderson campus.”“The paradigm for American University—itsdistinctive feature, unique in higher education, is itscapacity as a national and international universityto turn ideas into action and action into service.” From ww.american.edu/about/, 23 February 2006
  41. 41. American Youth Policy Forum (US)“The American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF), anonprofit, nonpartisan professional developmentorganization based in Washington, DC, provideslearning opportunities for policymakers,practitioners, and researchers working on youthand education issues at the national, state, and locallevels. AYPF’s goal is to enable participants tobecome more effective in the development,enactment, and implementation of sound policiesaffecting the nation’s young people by providinginformation, insights, and networks to betterunderstand the development of healthy andsuccessful young people, productive workers, andparticipating citizens in a democratic society.” From www.aypf.org/about/index.htm, 31 October 2006
  42. 42. AMQP Organization (US)“AMQP is an Open Standard for MessagingMiddleware:“Middleware: software that connects other softwaretogether. Middleware connects islands ofautomation, both within an enterprise and out toexternal systems.“By complying to the AMQP standard, middlewareproducts written for different platforms and indifferent languages can send messages to oneanother. AMQP addresses the problem oftransporting value-bearing messages across andbetween organisations in a timely manner.” From jira.amqp.org/confluence/display/AMQP/About+AMQP, 15 March 2009
  43. 43. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation“The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation makes grants inhigher education, museums and art conservation,performing arts, population, conservation and theenvironment, and public affairs.”“Within each of its programs the Foundation directsmost of its grantmaking to a few areas of emphasis, inorder to focus on a limited number of importantobjectives. Institutions and programs receiving supportare often leaders in fields of Foundation activity, but mayalso be promising newcomers, or in a position todemonstrate new ways of overcoming obstacles toachieving program and grantee goals.” From www.mellon.org/MellonGeneral.htm, 24 June 2003
  44. 44. The Apache Software Foundation“The Apache Software Foundation provides supportfor the Apache community of open-source softwareprojects. The Apache projects are characterized by acollaborative, consensus based developmentprocess, an open and pragmatic software license,and a desire to create high quality software thatleads the way in its field. We consider ourselves notsimply a group of projects sharing a server, butrather a community of developers and users.” http://www.apache.org/, 14 October 2002
  45. 45. LicensingThe Apache Software License, Version 1.1 Copyright (c) 2000 The ApacheSoftware Foundation. All rights reserved.Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or withoutmodification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, thislist of conditions and the following disclaimer.2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice,this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/orother materials provided with the distribution.3. The end-user documentation included with the redistribution, if any, mustinclude the following acknowledgment: * "This product includes softwaredeveloped by the * Apache Software Foundation (http://www.apache.org/)."Alternately, this acknowledgment may appear in the software itself, if andwherever such third-party acknowledgments normally appear.4. The names "Apache" and "Apache Software Foundation" must not be used toendorse or promote products derived from this * software without prior writtenpermission. For written permission, please contact apache@apache.org.5. Products derived from this software may not be called "Apache", nor may"Apache" appear in their name, without prior written permission of the ApacheSoftware Foundation.
  46. 46. Apple Inc. (US)“Apple ignited the personal computer revolution inthe 1970s with the Apple II and reinvented thepersonal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh.Today, Apple continues to lead the industry ininnovation with its award-winning desktop andnotebook computers, OS X operating system, andiLife and professional applications. Apple is alsospearheading the digital music revolution with itsiPod portable music players and iTunes onlinestore.” From www.apple.com/pr/library/2007/01/17results.html, 24 March 2007
  47. 47. Arizona State University (US)“Arizona State University is one of the premiermetropolitan public research universities in thenation. Enrolling more than 57,000 undergraduate,graduate, and professional students on threecampuses in metropolitan Phoenix, ASU maintainsa tradition of academic excellence in coredisciplines, and has become an important globalcenter for innovative interdisciplinary teaching andresearch. ASU offers outstanding resources forstudy and research, including libraries andmuseums with important collections, studios andperforming arts spaces for creative endeavor, andunsurpassed state-of-the-art scientific andtechnological laboratories and research facilities.” From http://www.asu.edu/about/, 14 September 2005
  48. 48. Arjuna Technologies Ltd.“Arjuna Technologies is a leading independentsupplier of standards-based middleware technologyfor reliable distributed systems. Arjuna offersindustry-proven transaction processing and reliablemessaging products for Web services and J2EE.”“Arjuna Technologies was formed from the formerHewlett-Packard Arjuna Lab, HPs centre ofexcellence for transactioning and relatedtechnologies. … Today, Arjuna is working with otherindustry partners to develop the next generation ofWeb Services coordination, transaction and processmanagement technology.” From www.arjuna.com, 28 October 2003
  49. 49. Artima Software Inc. (US)“Artima Developer provides in-depth technicalarticles, interviews with shakers and movers in thesoftware world, targeted news, interest groups,weblog communities, book chapters, discussionforums, and more. Through high-quality contentand community features, Artima Developer aims tofacilitate the sharing of software best practices thatenable our audience to improve their craft ofprogramming.”“Artima Developer is owned and operated byArtima Software, Inc.” From www.artima.com/aboutartima.html, 19 February 2006
  50. 50. ARTstor Inc. (US)“ARTstor is a non-profit initiative, founded by TheAndrew W. Mellon Foundation, with a mission touse digital technology to enhance scholarship,teaching and learning in the arts and associatedfields. The ARTstor Digital Library CharterCollection is: * A repository of hundreds of thousands of digitalimages and related data; * The tools to actively use those images; and * A restricted usage environment that seeks tobalance the rights of content providers with theneeds and interests of content users.” From ww.artstor.org/info/about/history_mission.jsp, 5 January 2006
  51. 51. APDIP_UNAsia-Pacific Development Information Programme “The Asia-Pacific Development Information Programme (APDIP) is an initiative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) that aims to promote the development and application of new Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for poverty alleviation and sustainable human development in the Asia-Pacific region. It does so through three core programme areas, namely: Policy Development and Dialogue, Access , and Content Development and Knowledge Management.” From www.apdip.net/, August 19, 2004
  52. 52. Associated Press (US)“The Associated Press (“AP”) is the essential globalnews network, delivering fast, unbiased news fromevery corner of the world to all media platforms andformats. On any given day, more than half theworld’s population sees news from the AP. Foundedin 1846, the AP today is one of the largest and mosttrusted sources of independent newsgathering. TheAP considers itself to be the backbone of the world’sinformation system, serving thousands of dailynewspaper, radio, television, and online customerswith coverage in text, photos, graphics, audio andvideo.” From www.ap.org/pages/about/about.html, 21 July 2010
  53. 53. Association for Computing Machinery ACM (US)“ACM, the world’s largest educational and scientificcomputing society, delivers resources that advancecomputing as a science and a profession. ACMprovides the computing fields premier DigitalLibrary and serves its members and the computingprofession with leading-edge publications,conferences, and career resources.” From www.acm.org/, 11 April 2009
  54. 54. Association for Information and Image Management (US)“For over 60 years, AIIM has been the leading non-profit organization focused on helping users tounderstand the challenges associated withmanaging documents, content, records, andbusiness processes. Today, AIIM is international inscope, independent, implementation-focused, and,as the representative of the entire ECM industry -including users, suppliers, and the channel - acts asthe industrys intermediary.” From www.aiim.org/article-aiim.asp?ID=18274, 19 December 2006
  55. 55. Association for Learning Technology (UK)“ALT is the leading UK body bringing togetherpractitioners, researchers, and policy makers inlearning technology.ALT was formed in 1993, and is a registered charity.Our work is supported by 6.5 permanent FTE staff,6 of whom are based in the ALT Office in Oxford,and one of whom is home-based.ALT aims to: promote good practice in the use oflearning technologies in education and industry;represent our membership in areas of policy; andfacilitate collaboration between practitioners,researchers, and policy-makers.” From www.alt.ac.uk/aboutalt.html, 31 August 2006
  56. 56. Association for Institutional Research (US)“The mission of the Association for InstitutionalResearch (AIR) is to support members in theirefforts to continuously improve the practice ofinstitutional research for postsecondary planning,management and operations, and to further developand promote the institutional research profession.”“Incorporated in Michigan in 1966 and doingbusiness in Florida since 1974 as a 501(c)(3) Non-profit organization.” From www.airweb.org/?page=16, 16 July 2008
  57. 57. Association of American Publishers (US)“The Association of American Publishers is thenational trade association of the U.S. bookpublishing industry. AAP’s more than 300members include most of the major commercialpublishers in the United States, as well as smallerand non-profit publishers, university presses andscholarly societies - small and large. AAPmembers publish hardcover and paperback booksin every field, educational materials for theelementary, secondary, postsecondary, andprofessional markets, scholarly journals, computersoftware, and electronic products and services.”From www.publishers.org/press/releases.cfm?PressReleaseArticleID=350, 20 September 2006
  58. 58. Association of American Law Schools (US)“The AALS is a non-profit association of 168 lawschools. The purpose of the association is "theimprovement of the legal profession through legaleducation." It serves as the learned society for lawteachers and is legal educations principalrepresentative to the federal government and toother national higher education organizations andlearned societies.” From www.aals.org/about.php, 11 April 2007
  59. 59. Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (CA)“The Association of Universities and Colleges ofCanada is the voice of Canadas universities. Werepresent 92 Canadian public and private not-for-profit universities and university-degree levelcolleges.”“Our mandate is to facilitate the development ofpublic policy on higher education and to encouragecooperation among universities and governments,industry, communities, and institutions in othercountries.” From www.aucc.ca/about_us/index_e.html, 5 August 2007
  60. 60. Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (US)“The Association of Governing Boards ofUniversities and Colleges (AGB) is the only nationalassociation that serves the interests and needs ofacademic governing boards, boards ofinstitutionally related foundations, and campusCEOs and other senior-level campus administratorson issues related to higher education governanceand leadership.” From www.agb.org/wmspage.cfm?parm1=3, 23 March 2007
  61. 61. Association of Public and Land- grant Universities (US)“The Association of Public and Land-grantUniversities (A۰P۰L۰U) is a voluntary, non-profitassociation of public research universities, land-grant institutions, and many state universitysystems and has member campuses in all 50 statesand the U.S. territories. The association is governedby a Chair and Board of Directors elected from themember universities and university systems. ““With roots going back to 1887, A۰P۰L۰U is thenation’s oldest higher education association.” From www.aplu.org/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=203, 7 September 2009
  62. 62. Association of Research Libraries (US)“ARL is a nonprofit organization of 123 researchlibraries at comprehensive, research-extensiveinstitutions in the US and Canada that share similarresearch missions, aspirations, and achievements.“The Associations importance and distinction isborn from its membership and the nature of theinstitutions represented.“ARL member libraries make up a large portion ofthe academic and research library marketplace,spending more than one billion dollars every yearon library materials.” From www.arl.org/arl/, 22 January 2007
  63. 63. Association of University Technology Managers (US) The Mission of AUTM is “To promote, support andimprove academic technology transfer worldwideand demonstrate its benefits globally througheducation, advocacy, networking andcommunication.” The associations strategicpriorities are: Understanding, Best Practices, Valueof Membership, Communications, International,Governance, Networking and Metrics. From www.autm.net/about/aboutAUTM_mission.cfm, 19 August 2006
  64. 64. Athabasca University (CA)“Athabasca University (AU) is Canadas leadingdistance-education and online university: CanadasOpen University. We currently serve about 30,000students per year, following a period of rapidgrowth which has seen student numbers doubleover a six-year period. Some 200,000 students haveregistered in AUs individualized courses andprograms since the University was created by theGovernment of Alberta in 1970.” www.athabascau.ca/aboutAU, 2 June 2005
  65. 65. Atlassian“Atlassian provides innovative enterprise softwaresolutions that allow dynamic teams in knowledge industriesto work more effectively together.“Just like our software, our company mission is to be aninnovative, driven company with all encompassing goalsand values.”Our goals as a business are broad and go beyond thephysical products we provide: To talk frequently with ourcustomers. to be at the forefront of the change we believe iscoming in the way enterprise software is developed andsold, to value our Australian heritage, to be innovative ineverything that we do, but always be realistic, and to solve afew problems brilliantly, rather than aiming to solve everyproblem. From www.atlassian.com/about/mission.jsp, 3 May 2005
  66. 66. Atypon Systems Inc. (US)“Since 1996, Atypon has been providing software,hosting, and systems development to theinformation industry, allowing content providers togrow their businesses by providing superiortechnology and service that supports the electronicexchange of information. We are a private companythat has grown consistently and profitably.”“Georgios Papadopoulos understood that the futureof publishing lay in what the Web would makepossible. “ From www.atypon.com/company/, 25 April 2010
  67. 67. Australian Capital TerritorySince 1913 Canberra has developed its role asNational Capital. Parliament moved fromMelbourne to Canberra in 1927. From the 1950sCanberra grew quickly. The Menzies Governmentaccelerated the transfer of the public servicedepartments from Melbourne to Canberra. …Canberras physical growth took shape, especially inthe 1960s. In 1980, the High Court moved toCanberra and, in 1988, the permanent newParliament House was officially opened.”“Canberra is not only the National Capital but, asthe Australian Capital Territory (ACT), it is a self-governing city-state of more than 300,000citizens.” From www.act.gov.au/accesspoint?uniqueSessionToken=6ofv3r41w1-1018896544475151149&action=browse&id=351&brea dcrumbs=345^346^351, 19 March 2005
  68. 68. Australian Government Attorney-General’s Department (AU)“The Australian Government Attorney-GeneralsDepartment serves the people of Australia byproviding essential expert support to theGovernment in the maintenance and improvementof Australias system of law and justice and itsnational security and emergency managementsystems.“The Department is the central policy andcoordinating element of the Attorney-Generalsportfolio for which the Attorney-General andMinister for Justice and Customs are responsible.” From www.ag.gov.au/www/agd/agd.nsf/Page/About_the_Department, 27 May 2007
  69. 69. Australian Government – Department ofInnovation, Industry, Science and Research (AU) “The Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research strives as a key priority to encourage the sustainable growth of Australian industries by developing a national innovation system that drives knowledge creation, cutting edge science and research, international competitiveness and greater productivity. The Department is committed to developing policies and delivering programs, in partnership with stakeholders, to provide lasting economic benefits ensuring Australias competitive future. “ From www.innovation.gov.au/Pages/default.aspx, 22 July 2009
  70. 70. Author-PublishersDocuments published by their authors.Generally documents published without either anauthor affiliation or a publisher. This includes bothformal documents and personal writings publishedby the author on the author’s Website, sent asemail, or Weblogs.Organized by author name.
  71. 71. AuthorIT Software Corporation Ltd. (NZ)“AuthorIT Software Corporation (ASC) was foundedin 1996. Our head office is based in Auckland, NewZealand.“AuthorIT, our flagship product, was initiallyreleased in 1997 and we commenced promotion inthe US and Europe in 2000. Now the US andEurope account for 80% of world sales. Since itsrelease, AuthorIT has produced five major versionsand is now a mature robust product built on proventechnologies.” From www.author-it.com/?page=company, 23 January 2007
  72. 72. Aviation Industry CBT Committee (US) “The Aviation Industry CBT (Computer-Based Training) Committee (AICC) is an international association of technology-based training professionals. The AICC develops guidelines for aviation industry in the development, delivery, and evaluation of CBT and related training technologies. The objectives of the AICC are as follows:3. Assist airplane operators in development of guidelines which promote the economic and effective implementation of computer-based training (CBT).4. Develop guidelines to enable interoperability.5. Provide an open forum for the discussion of CBT (and other) training technologies.” www.aicc.org/pages/aicc_faq.htm, 30 December 2003
  73. 73. Axel Springer AG (DE)“Established by the publisher of the same name in1946, Axel Springer is today Germany’s biggestnewspaper publishing house and third-largestmagazine publisher. With over 170 newspapers andmagazines in 33 countries, 9,733 employees, … AxelSpringer is Germany’s most creative and profitablepublishing house and also one of the leadinginternational media enterprises. Its strategicobjectives are market leadership in the German-language core business, internationalization, anddigitization of the core business.” From www.axelspringer.de/englisch/unterneh/frame.htm, 5 August 2007
  74. 74. Axiomatics AB (SE)Axiomatics is the leading supplier of entitlementmanagement solutions. As a research spin-off fromthe Swedish Institute of Computer Science (SICS)with many years of research and development, theAxiomatics team has developed cutting-edgesoftware products to help enterprises gain secureaccess to their digital assets.Axiomatics is a major contributor to the XACMLstandard. We are driving the technology forwardand fully supporting it with our products andservices. From www.axiomatics.com/about-us/about-us.html, 24 November 2010
  75. 75. Balzano Informatik AG (CH)“Evento wurde 1997 durch die Balzano InformatikAG in der Schweiz konzipiert und entwickelt. EinTeam hochqualifizierter Software-Ingenieure derETH und Uni Zürich pflegt die Weiterentwicklungder Evento-Produktpalette in engerZusammenarbeit mit dem stetig wachsendenEvento-Kundenkreis.”“Die Crealogix Gruppe hält 100% der Aktien derBalzano Informatik AG. Damit kann Eventobezüglich Kapitalisierung, Marktpräsenz,personellen Ressourcen sowie technologischemKnowhow auf einer sehr breiten Basis operieren.” From www.evento.ch/?page=anbieter, 15 November 2007
  76. 76. Barnes & Noble Inc. (US)“Our mission is to operate the best specialty retailbusiness in America, regardless of the product wesell. Because the product we sell is books, ouraspirations must be consistent with the promise andthe ideals of the volumes which line our shelves. Tosay that our mission exists independent of theproduct we sell is to demean the importance andthe distinction of being booksellers.“As booksellers we are determined to be the verybest in our business, regardless of the size, pedigreeor inclinations of our competitors. “ From www.barnesandnobleinc.com/our_company/mission/our_mission.html. 20 July 2010
  77. 77. BayCHI (US)“BayCHI is the local San Francisco Bay Areachapter of ACM SIGCHI.“ACM is the Association for Computing Machinery, asociety for information technology professionals withover 75,000 members worldwide.“SIGCHI is an ACM Special Interest Group on Human-Computer Interaction, with over 6,000 membersworldwide.“BayCHI officially reports to ACM and maintains a closerelationship to SIGCHI. BayCHI is the largest local ACMSIGCHI chapter in the world, with 1,200 members.“BayCHI is organized and operated exclusively foreducational and scientific purposes in the area ofComputer-Human Interaction” From www.baychi.org/about, 7 March 2004
  78. 78. BEA Systems Inc. (US)“BEA Systems, Inc. is the worlds leadingapplication infrastructure software company,providing the enterprise software foundation thatallows thousands of companies to benefit fromservice-oriented architectures. … Companies turn toBEA to help them evolve their existing enterprisesoftware applications from inflexible, redundant,legacy architectures to highly responsive, matureWeb infrastructures.” From www.bea.com/framework.jsp? CNT=about_landing.jsp&FP=/content/about, 27 January 2006
  79. 79. Berkery, Noyes & Co., LLC (US)“If a single phrase can define our business[investment banker] , it is this: Unity of Purpose.”“Since 1988, we’ve brought this Unity of Purpose tobear in service to hundreds of publicly traded,privately held and investor-backed information andtechnology companies. These established andemerging leaders turn to Berkery Noyes forstrategic transaction advisory and corporate financeservices that help them accelerate growth, increaseefficiency and create shareholder wealth.” From http://www.berkerynoyes.com/pages/vision.aspx, 25 July 2009
  80. 80. Bersin & Associates (US)“We are the #1 Provider of independent researchand advisory services on e-learning technology andimplementation.”“Bersin & Associates is a team of experts incorporate learning technology. Through ourexperience and research we help corporations andpublic sector organizations understand best-practices, strategies, tools, and techniques todevelop and implement e-learning solutions thatdrive measurable business impact.” From www.bersin.com/aboutus/index.htm, 2 October 2003
  81. 81. BioMed Central Ltd. (UK)“BioMed Central is an independent publishinghouse committed to providing immediate openaccess to peer-reviewed biomedical research“BioMed Central is committed to maintaining highstandards through full and stringent peer review.“BioMed Centrals portfolio of 182 journals includesgeneral titles such as Journal of Biology alongsidespecialist journals focus on particular disciplines .All the research published by BioMed Centralsjournals is open access, but BioMed Central alsoprovides access to various additional products andservices that require a subscription.” From www.biomedcentral.com/info/, 28 October 2007
  82. 82. Blackboard Inc. (US)“Transforming the Internet into a powerfulenvironment for the education experienceFormed with this vision in 1997, Washington D.C.-based Blackboard Inc. is the leading enterprisesoftware company for e-Education.Blackboard offers a complete suite of enterprisesoftware products and services that power e-Education programs in our primary markets –Higher Education, K-12, Corporate/Governmentand International. Blackboard solutions deliver thepromise of the Internet for online teaching andlearning, campus communities, campus commerceservices, and integration of Web-enabled studentservices and back office systems.” From http://www.blackboard.com/about/index.htm, 20 August 2003
  83. 83. BlogsAn online diary; a personal chronological log of thoughtspublished on a Web page; also called Weblog or Web log.Typically updated daily, blogs often reflect thepersonality of the author. From www.dictionary.com, 1 February 2005"A blog is a web page that contains brief, discretehunks of information called posts. These posts arearranged in reverse-chronological order (the mostrecent posts come first). Each post is uniquelyidentified by an anchor tag, and it is marked with apermanent link that can be referred to by otherswho wish to link to it." Doctorow et al., “Essential Blogging,” O’Reilly, 2002, p. ix
  84. 84. Bolton Institute“At Bolton Institute we are dedicated to excelling inour chosen fields of education, training, consultancyand research in a location that offers students awealth of diverse opportunities.As a degree-awarding Institute - from first degreesto research MPhils and PhDs - our staff arededicated to providing high quality learning andteaching and developing research activities on aninternational scale.” From www.bolton.ac.uk/about/, 11 May 2004Bolton Institute is to become the North West’s newest university. ThePrivy Council has written to say that university title for BoltonInstitute should be approved.
  85. 85. Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.(US)“Booz Allen Hamilton, a global strategy andtechnology consulting firm, works with clients todeliver results that endure.”“We provide services to the worlds leadingcorporations, government and other publicagencies, emerging growth companies, andinstitutions. Booz Allens major areas of expertiseinclude: Strategy & Leadership, Organization &Change Management, Operations, Innovation, Sales& Marketing, and Information Technology.” From www.boozallen.com/home/about, 18 July 2006
  86. 86. Boston College (US)“Strengthened by more than a century and a quarterof dedication to academic excellence, Boston Collegecommits itself to the highest standards of teachingand research in undergraduate, graduate, andprofessional programs and to the pursuit of a justsociety through its own accomplishments, the workof its faculty and staff, and the achievements of itsgraduates. It seeks both to advance its place amongthe nations finest universities and to bring to thecompany of its distinguished peers and tocontemporary society the richness of the Catholicintellectual ideal of a mutually illuminatingrelationship between religious faith and freeintellectual inquiry.” From http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/enmgt/stserv/acd/, 30 May 2003
  87. 87. Boston University (US)“Boston University is one of the leading privateresearch and teaching institutions in the worldtoday, with two primary campuses in the heart ofBoston and programs around the world.”“More than any other institution in our society, themodern university exists to serve the future. BostonUniversity does this by educating individuals forfulfilling, productive lives and by creating solutionsto pressing or anticipated problems throughresearch. … Taught by inspired, committed, andcreative faculty, our programs combine theenduring value of a liberal arts education with theskills and experience offered by professionalschools.” From www.bu.edu/info/about/, 2 October 2006
  88. 88. Becta British Educational Communications and Technology Agency“Becta is the [United Kingdom’s] Governments keypartner in the strategic development and delivery ofits information and communications technology(ICT) and e-learning strategy for the schools andthe learning and skills sectors.” From www.becta.org.uk, 29 July 2004
  89. 89. Beloit College (US)“Beloit College was founded in 1846, whenWisconsin was still a territory. The early curriculumwas built on the classical tradition, but studentswere given an unusual amount of freedom to choosetheir own courses. Today, Beloit is recognized for itslongstanding commitment to curricular innovation,and its first-year initiatives and internationaleducation programs.” From /www.beloit.edu/about/, 23 August 2006
  90. 90. Brandon Hall Research“Since 1993, we have provided independent,objective information about using technology forlearning to help you make the right decisions foryour organization. We keep you well-informed ontrends, best practices, tools and vendors, withoutbias.”“You are probably already convinced of the meritsof e-learning, and you probably already know howe-learning can deliver more training, moreeffectively, throughout an organization. Now, it’stime to get everyone else on board.” From www.brandon-hall.com, 11 March 2005
  91. 91. Brigham Young University (US)“The mission of Brigham Young University is "toassist individuals in their quest for perfection andeternal life" To this end, BYU seeks to developstudents of faith, intellect, and character who havethe skills and the desire to continue learning and toserve others throughout their lives. These are thecommon aims of all education at BYU. Both thosewho teach in the classroom and those who directactivities outside the classroom are responsible forcontributing to this complete educational vision.” From unicomm.byu.edu/about/aims/, 11 December 2006
  92. 92. British Broadcasting Corporation (UK)“PurposeOur purpose is to enrich people’s lives with programmesand services that inform, educate and entertain.VisionOur vision is to be the most creative organisation in theworld.ValuesTrust is the foundation of he BC:we are independent,impartial and honest, Audiences are at the heart ofeverything we do, We take pride in delivering quality andvalue for money, Creativity is the lifeblood of ourorganisation, We respect each other and celebrate ourdiversity so that everyone can give their best, We are oneBBC: great things happen when we work to together.” From BBC Annual Report and Accounts 2004, 23 May 2006
  93. 93. British Educational Suppliers Association (UK)“BESA is a trade association. Trade associations areorganisations which represent a particular industry,but do not supply products themselves. Theypromote and provide information about theirmember companies and are a good source ofinformation and advice about their respectiveindustries.“BESA has over 300 members which includemanufacturers and distributors of equipment,materials, books, consumables, furniture,technology, ICT hardware and digital content – allto the education market.” From www.besa.org.uk/besa/about/membership/whatisbesa.jsp. 5 September 2010
  94. 94. British Standards Institution (UK)“British Standards is the National Standards Bodyof the UK, responsible for facilitating, drafting,publishing and marketing British Standards andother guidelines.With collaborative ventures and a strong nationaland international profile, British Standards is at theheart of the world of standardization.British Standards provides UK industry and otherstakeholders with their major access to andinfluence on standardization, both in the Europeanarena (with CEN, CENELEC and ETSI) andinternationally (with ISO and IEC).” www.bsi-global.com/Corporate/BritishStandards.xalter, 26 October 2003
  95. 95. The Brookings Institution (US)“The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit publicpolicy organization based in Washington, DC. Ourmission is to conduct high-quality, independentresearch and, based on that research, to provideinnovative, practical recommendations thatadvance three broad goals: * Strengthen American democracy; * Foster the economic and social welfare, securityand opportunity of all Americans and * Secure a more open, safe, prosperous andcooperative international system. From www.brookings.edu/about.aspx, 20 May 2009
  96. 96. Brown University“Brown University is a leading Ivy Leagueinstitution with a distinctive undergraduateacademic program, a world-class faculty,outstanding graduate and medical students, and atradition of innovative and rigorousmultidisciplinary study. A commitment to diversityand intellectual freedom has remained a hallmarkof the University since its establishment. Brownstudents are distinguished by their academicexcellence, self-direction, and collaborative style oflearning. Brown faculty are deeply committed toteaching, preeminent in their fields, and leaders inadvancing knowledge that has broad scholarly,theoretical, and practical applications.” From www.brown.edu/web/facts.shtml, 3 March 2005
  97. 97. Bruegel organization (BE)“Bruegel is a European think tank devoted tointernational economics. It was created in Brusselsin early 2005 with the intention of bringing a newvoice into Europe’s economic policy discussions.“Its governance and funding model makes Bruegelunique, being the only think tank partly funded byEU member states. It is supported by 16 Europeangovernments, as well as a number of leading privatecorporations.“Bruegel does not represent any particular policydoctrine. “ From www.bruegel.org/Public/Section.php?ID=1154, 25 April 2009
  98. 98. Bunnyfoot Universality (UK)“Bunnyfoot was conceived in 1999 by a businessman anda behavioural scientist. Bunnyfoot was the UKs firstUsability & Accessibility consultancy.”“Our services combine business acumen with a rigorousscientific approach. These provide our clients with thekey intelligence necessary to make their online strategy asuccess.We understand the needs of businesses and the needs ofInternet users. We deliver those needs through usabilityengineering, by innovative thinking using a pragmatic,flexible approach.We are not web designers but work with designers toenhance their offerings. By focusing on our corecompetency we maintain the highest of standards andobjectivity.” From www.bunnyfoot.com/aboutbunnyfoot/index.html, 14 Mar 2004
  99. 99. Burton Group (US)“Burton Groups research and advisory servicesenable you to make smarter IT architecture andinfrastructure decisions - decisions that yieldactionable results. With Burton Group, you canleverage existing and emerging technologies moreeffectively and reduce risk in the most complex ITenvironments. Burton Group focuses exclusively onnetwork infrastructure technologies relating tosecurity, identity management, telecom transporttechnologies such as Voice over IP, and applicationplatforms including EAI architecture.” From www.burtongroup.com/about/network_infrastructure.asp, 14 March 2006
  100. 100. Business-Higher Education Forum (US)“The Business-Higher Education Forum (BHEF) isa non-profit membership organization of leadersfrom American businesses, colleges anduniversities, museums, and foundations. Thepurpose of the group is to join together to examineissues of national importance and, whenappropriate, to speak with one voice by issuingreports, white papers, and policy positions, and bysponsoring roundtable discussions with electedpublic officials, representatives from both thecorporate and the academic communities, and withthe general public.“Founded in 1978, the Forum was hosted by theAmerican Council on Education until it became anindependent organization in September 2004.” From www.bhef.com, 26 February 2005
  101. 101. Business Software AllianceThe Business Software Alliance is the foremostorganization dedicated to promoting a safe andlegal digital world. BSA is the voice of the worldscommercial software industry and its hardwarepartners before governments and in theinternational marketplace. Its members representthe fastest growing industry in the world. BSAeducates consumers on software management andcopyright protection, cyber security, trade, e-commerce and other Internet-related issues. From www.bsa.org/, 12 January 2005
  102. 102. C-SPAN (US)“C-SPAN is a private, non-profit company, createdin 1979 by the cable television industry as a publicservice. Our mission is to provide public access tothe political process. C-SPAN receives nogovernment funding; operations are funded by feespaid by cable and satellite affiliates who carry C-SPAN programming.” From www.c-span.org/about/index.asp?code=About, 29 June 2007
  103. 103. Cal-PASS Project (US) California Partnership for Achieving Student Success“Cal-PASS is an initiative that collects, analyzes andshares student data in order to track performanceand improve success from elementary schoolthrough university. Utilization of the Cal-PASS CoreValues represents a new approach to improvingeducation.Through the Cal-PASS project, elementary, middle,high schools, colleges and universities can learn theanswers to [their] questions.”“Over 6,800 elementary schools, high schools,community colleges, colleges and universities… arealready participating in this partnership.” From www.calpass.org/HowDoes/Default.aspx, 4 January 2011
  104. 104. CALI The Center for Computer- Assisted Legal Instruction (US)“CALI is a U.S. 501(c)(3) non-profit consortium oflaw schools that researches and develops computer-mediated legal instruction and supports institutionsand individuals using technology and distancelearning in legal education. CALI was incorporatedin 1982 and welcomes membership from lawschools, paralegal programs, law firms andindividuals wishing to learn more about the law.” From www2.cali.org, 15 October 2006
  105. 105. California Community Colleges (CA)“The Chancellor’s Office is the administrativebranch of the California Community College system.Located in Sacramento, this state agency providesleadership and technical assistance to the 109community colleges and 72 community collegedistricts in California. It is also responsible forallocating state funding to the colleges and districts.“The Chancellors Office operates under theguidance of the Board of Governors, which setspolicy and provides long-range planning andguidance to the Chancellor and his staff.” From www.cccco.edu/about/about.htm, 30 June 2006
  106. 106. California State University (US)“The CSU is a leader in high-quality, accessible,student-focused higher education. With 23campuses, almost 450,000 students, and 46,000faculty and staff, we are the largest, the mostdiverse, and one of the most affordable universitysystems in the country. We offer unlimitedopportunities to help students achieve their goals.We prepare graduates who go on to make adifference in the workforce. We engage in researchand creative activities leading to scientific,technical, artistic and social advances. And we playa vital role in the growth and development ofCalifornias communities and economy.” From www.calstate.edu, 6 April 2008
  107. 107. California State University Sacramento (US)“Sacramento State is a vibrant metropolitanuniversity that is among the largest campuses in theCalifornia State University system. We enroll amulticultural student body of 28,000, and graduateabout 6,000 students each year. Despite our size,quality teaching in small classes remains a toppriority. Students enjoy personalized attention fromtheir professors, as well as extensive research andinternship opportunities in Sacramento, the heartof California government.” From www.csus.edu/webpages/about.stm, 2 February 2007
  108. 108. The Campus Computing Project (US)“Begun in 1990, The Campus Computing ProjectTMis the largest continuing study of the role ofinformation technology in American highereducation. The projects national studies draw onqualitative and quantitative data to help informfaculty, campus administrators, and othersinterested in the use of information technology inAmerican colleges and universities. The US CampusComputing Project also provides the foundation foraffiliated research projects in other nations,including Brazil Canada, China, and Hong Kong. From www.campuscomputing.net/, 19 July 2008
  109. 109. Campus Pride (US)“Campus Pride represents the only nationalnonprofit 501(c)(3) organization for student leadersand campus groups working to create a safer collegeenvironment for LGBT students. The organizationis a volunteer-driven network "for" and "by" studentleaders. The primary objective of Campus Pride is todevelop necessary resources, programs and servicesto support LGBT and ally students on collegecampuses across the United States.” From www.campuspride.org/aboutus.asp, 3 October 2010
  110. 110. Campus Technology (US) Formerly Syllabus Magazine“Campus Technology is the only monthlypublication focusing exclusively on the use oftechnology across all areas of higher education.Campus Technology provides in-depth, aggressivecoverage of specific technologies, their uses andimplementations, including enterprise resourceplanning; eLearning and course managementsystems; presentation technologies;communication, portal, and security solutions - allthe important issues and trends for campus ITdecision makers.” From www.campus-technology.com/about.asp, 24 June 2005
  111. 111. CampusEAI Consortium (US)“CampusEAI Consortium is a non-profitorganization that was founded by leadingeducational institutions to address the uniqueintegration needs of the educational community. Itis the mission of CampusEAI Consortium tofacilitate collaboration amongst memberinstitutions of higher education for the purpose ofsharing, developing and distributing community-source software.” www.campuseai.org/aboutmain.asp, July 26, 2004
  112. 112. Canada Department of Justice (CA)“The people of the Department of Justice work toensure that Canadians enjoy a justice system that isfair, accessible and efficient. We help the federalgovernment to develop policy and to make andreform laws as needed.“At the same time, we serve Canadians by acting asthe Governments law firm. Our responsibilitiesreflect the double role of the Minister of Justice,who is also the Attorney General of Canada: whilethe Minister is concerned with questions of policyand their relation to the justice system, the AttorneyGeneral is the chief law officer of the Crown.” From www.justice.gc.ca/en/dept/index.html, 19 August 2006
  113. 113. Canada: Statistics Canada (CA)“Statistics Canada produces statistics that helpCanadians better understand their country—itspopulation, resources, economy, society andculture.“In Canada, providing statistics is a federalresponsibility. As Canada’s central statisticalagency, Statistics Canada is legislated to serve thisfunction for the whole of Canada and each of theprovinces.”“In addition to conducting a Census every fiveyears, there are about 350 active surveys onvirtually all aspects of Canadian life.” From www.statcan.ca/english/about/overview.htm, 22 August 2006
  114. 114. Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CA)“The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO), aSpecial Operating Agency (SOA) associated withIndustry Canada, is responsible for the administrationand processing of the greater part of intellectualproperty in Canada. CIPOs areas of activity include:”Patents, Trade-marks, Copyrights, Industrial designs,and Integrated circuit topographies.“The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) managesanother type of intellectual property: Plant breedersrights apply to certain new plant varieties.“All sorts of people have a stake in intellectual property— business people, inventors, artists, designers,electronic microchip manufacturers, plant breeders andothers.” From strategis.ic.gc.ca/sc_mrksv/cipo/help/faq_cipo-e.html, 6 August 2006
  115. 115. Canadian Policy Research Networks (CA)“CPRNs mission is to create knowledge and leadpublic debate on social and economic issuesimportant to the well-being of Canadians. Our goalis to help make Canada a more just, prosperous,and caring society.“We bring together governments, unions,corporations, ngos, voluntary organizations,academics, and other think tanks to form networksof users and researchers for each of our researchprograms. Our neutral space frees all of theseplayers to engage directly in the research processand benefit from "real time" knowledge transfer.” From www.cprn.org/en/about.cfm, 30 December 2005
  116. 116. Career College Association (US)“The Career College Association is a voluntarymembership organization of accredited, private,postsecondary schools, institutes, colleges anduniversities that provide career-specific educationalprograms. CCA has over 1,400 members thateducate and support almost two million studentseach year for employment in over 200 occupationalfields. These schools and colleges graduateapproximately one-half of the technically trainedworkers who enter the U.S. workforce each year andalso provide retraining for displaced workers andskills-upgrading for a wide variety of public andprivate employers.”From www.career.org/iMISPublic/AM/Template.cfm?Section=About_CCA. 8 February 2009
  117. 117. Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching (US)“Chartered in 1906 by an act of Congress, TheCarnegie Foundation for the Advancement ofTeaching is an independent policy and researchcenter with a primary mission "to do and performall things necessary to encourage, uphold, anddignify the profession of the teacher and the causeof higher education.““Carnegie is an institution whose thinking andactions are organized around teaching and thosewho teach, from preschool to graduate school.Drawing on its historical mission, Carnegie isdedicated to the dignity of the profession ofteaching and the cause of higher education.” From www.carnegiefoundation.org/about/index.asp, 30 April 2006
  118. 118. Carnegie Mellon University (US)“Since its founding in 1900 by industrialist andphilanthropist Andrew Carnegie, Carnegie MellonUniversity has been a pragmatic institution focusedon finding real solutions to the problems facingsociety. … students who walked the Pittsburghcampus became the innovators and doers of theirgeneration who made a difference in the worldaround them.“Throughout its evolution from trade school tointernationally prominent research university,Carnegie Mellon has remained true to three primaryobjectives: to deliver distinctive, first-qualityeducation; to foster research, creativity anddiscovery; and to use the new knowledge created oncampus to serve society.” From www.cmu.edu/home/about/about_history.html, 3 August 2005
  119. 119. The Cato Institute (US)“The Cato Institute was founded in 1977 by EdwardH. Crane. It is a non-profit public policy researchfoundation … The Institute is named for CatosLetters, a series of libertarian pamphlets thathelped lay the philosophical foundation for theAmerican Revolution.“The Cato Institute seeks to broaden the parametersof public policy debate to allow consideration of thetraditional American principles of limitedgovernment, individual liberty, free markets andpeace. Toward that goal, the Institute strives toachieve greater involvement of the intelligent,concerned lay public in questions of policy and theproper role of government.” From www.cato.org/about/about.html, 28 January 2005
  120. 120. CDM-fr (FR)Vous êtes sur le site collaboratif CDMFR des groupede travail de SG/STSI/C3 et AFNOR créé pouraccompagner la réflexion et la mise en place deCDMFR.Le projet CDM-fr vise à fournir aux établissementsun dispositif technologique permettant d’afficherune offre de façon structurée et adaptable, de lapartager à léchelon régional (dans les UNR) ou àléchelon national (dans les UNT) et de la proposerdans des dispositifs externes comme le portailétudiant ou vers des organismes dorientation. From cdm-fr.fr, 6 April 2008
  121. 121. CDW LLC (US)“CDW is a leading provider of technology solutionsfor business, government and education.”“The company’s technology specialists offerexpertise in designing customized solutions, whileits advanced technology engineers assist customerswith the implementation and long-termmanagement of those solutions. Areas of focusinclude notebooks, desktops, printers, servers andstorage, unified communications, security, wireless,power and cooling, networking, software licensingand mobility solutions.” From www.cdw.com/content/about/who-we-are.asp, 21 July 2010
  122. 122. Cengage Learning Holdings II L.P. (US)“Cengage Learning is a leading provider ofinnovative teaching, learning and research solutionsfor the academic, professional and library marketsworldwide. The companys products and servicesare designed to foster academic excellence andprofessional development, increase studentengagement and improve learning outcomes.Cengage Learnings brands include Heinle, Gale,Wadsworth, Delmar, Brooks/Cole and South-Western, among others..” From www.cengage.com/about/, 15 May 2010
  123. 123. Center for American Progress (US)“The Center for American Progress is a think tankdedicated to improving the lives of Americansthrough ideas and action. We combine bold policyideas with a modern communications platform tohelp shape the national debate, expose thehollowness of conservative governing philosophy,and challenge the media to cover the issues thattruly matter.”“We translate those values into new ideas andaction firmly rooted in the economic and politicalrealities of the 21st century.” From www.americanprogress.org/aboutus, 15 August 2008
  124. 124. Center for Applied Special Technology (US)“Founded in 1984 as the Center for Applied SpecialTechnology, CAST is a not-for-profit, educationresearch and development organization that worksto create opportunities for all students, especiallythose with disabilities, by using technology to makeeducation more flexible and accessible.The impact of CASTs work is evident at every levelof education, including in classroom teaching andlearning; federal, state, and local policymaking;scholarly research; and commercial products usedin classrooms nationwide.” From www.cast.org/about/, 26 August 2004
  125. 125. Center for College Affordability and Productivity (US)“The Center for College Affordability andProductivity (CCAP) is dedicated to research on theissues of rising costs and stagnant efficiency inhigher education, with special emphasis on theUnited States.”“We are an independent, not-for-profit center basedin Washington, DC. The CCAP staff comes from abroad background focused on the educationindustry. The CCAP exists to help facilitate abroader dialogue on the issues and problems facingour institutes of higher education.” From www.collegeaffordability.net, 22 November 2007
  126. 126. The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (US)“The Center for Computer-Assisted LegalInstruction (CALI®) is a not-for-profit consortiumof law schools dedicated to research anddevelopment in computer and web-based legaleducation.”“CALI … researches and develops computer-mediated legal instruction and supports institutionsand individuals using technology and distancelearning in legal education. CALI was incorporatedin 1982 and welcomes membership from lawschools, paralegal programs, law firms andindividuals wishing to learn more about the law.” From www2.cali.org/index.php?, 8 April 2007
  127. 127. Center for Democracy and Technology (US)“The Center for Democracy and Technology worksto promote democratic values and constitutionalliberties in the digital age. With expertise in law,technology, and policy, CDT seeks practicalsolutions to enhance free expression and privacy inglobal communications technologies. CDT isdedicated to building consensus among all partiesinterested in the future of the Internet and othernew communications media.” From www.cdt.org/about/, 11 August 2007
  128. 128. Center for Digital EducationThe Center for Digital Education is a premierresource on K-12 and Higher Education technology.From its market intelligence programs, advisoryservices and custom research, to its annual events,publishing and publications, the Center providesthe most dynamic and diverse opportunities forprivate- and public-sector leaders to remain at theforefront of the education technology revolution.A membership organization, the Center [has] morethan two decades of experience in the public-sectorIT market. From www.centerdigitaled.com/centeroverview.php, 12 January 2005A division of e.Republic,Inc.
  129. 129. Center for Economic and Policy Research (US)“The Center for Economic and Policy Research(CEPR) was established to promote democraticdebate on the most important economic and socialissues that affect peoples lives. In order for citizensto effectively exercise their voices in a democracy, itis necessary that they be informed about theproblems and choices that they face. CEPR iscommitted to presenting issues in an accurate andunderstandable manner, so that the public is betterprepared to choose among the various policyoptions.” From www.cepr.net/pages/cepr_info_page.htm, 8 January 2005
  130. 130. Center for Responsive Politics (US)“The Center for Responsive Politics is the nationspremier research group tracking money in U.S.politics and its effect on elections and public policy.Nonpartisan, independent and nonprofit, theorganization aims to create a more educated voter,an involved citizenry and a more responsivegovernment. In short, CRPs mission is to:● Inform citizens about how money in politicsaffects their lives● Empower voters and activists by providingunbiased information● Advocate for a transparent and responsivegovernment” From www.opensecrets.org/about/index.php, 31 August 2009
  131. 131. Center for Strategic and International Studies (US)“For four decades, the Center for Strategic andInternational Studies (CSIS) has been dedicated toproviding world leaders with strategic insights on —and policy solutions to — current and emergingglobal issues.“CSIS is led by John J. Hamre, formerly deputysecretary of defense, who has been president andCEO since April 2000. It is guided by a board oftrustees chaired by former Senator Sam Nunn andconsisting of prominent individuals from both thepublic and private sectors.” From csis.org/about/index.htm, 26 March 2004
  132. 132. Centre for Recording Achievement “For the past 15 years, there has been increasinguse of a range of ways of encouraging individuallearners to identify, articulate and evidence theirlearning and experience to add to and enrichexamination qualifications.“A key benefit is for learners to reflect on this and toplan the next step in learning or employment on thebasis of clearer information.“The Centre and this website seeks to inform staffinvolved in developing these processes in schools,colleges, universities, companies and professionalbodies about examples of good practice, staffdevelopment materials, and information on lifelonglearning perspectives.” From www.recordingachievement.org/about_us/Default.asp, 26 July 2005
  133. 133. The Century Foundation Inc. (US)“The Century Foundation, founded in 1919 by theprogressive businessman Edward A. Filene, is anonprofit public policy research institutioncommitted to the belief that a mix of effectivegovernment, open democracy, and free markets isthe most effective solution to the major challengesfacing the United States. Our staff, fellows, andcontract authors produce publications andparticipate in events that (1) explain and analyzepublic issues in plain language, (2) provide factsand opinions about the strengths and weaknesses ofdifferent policy strategies, and (3) develop and callattention to distinctive ideas that can work.” From www.tcf.org/about.asp, 30 Jun 2007
  134. 134. Chalmers University of Technology (SE)“Chalmers is a Swedish university of technology inwhich research and teaching are conducted on abroad front within technology, natural science andarchitecture. Our inspiration lies in the joy ofdiscovery and the desire to learn. Underlyingeverything we do is a wish to contribute tosustainable development both in Sweden andworld-wide.” From www.chalmers.se/en/, 14 August 2010
  135. 135. The Chronicle of Higher Education (US)“The Chronicle of Higher Education is the academicworlds No. 1 source of news and information.”“The Chronicle is published weekly and read by more than450,000 college and university administrators and facultymembers. Each issue includes: News from campuses inthe United States and around the world, updates on thelatest developments in scholarly research, articles abouttenure, retirement, and other personal and professionalconcerns of people in academe, updates on how the latestdevelopments in information technology are affectinghigher education, reports on the latest governmentactions, both state and federal, that affect colleges andtheir students, statistics on salaries, endowments,enrollment, tuition, and more.” From chronicle.com/help/aboutweb.htm, 9 September 2003
  136. 136. Cisco Systems, Inc. (US)“Cisco Systems, Inc. is the worldwide leader innetworking for the Internet. … Cisco hardware,software, and service offerings are used to createInternet solutions that allow individuals,companies, and countries to increase productivity,improve customer satisfaction and strengthencompetitive advantage. The Cisco name has becomesynonymous with the Internet, as well as with theproductivity improvements that Internet businesssolutions provide. At Cisco, our vision is to changethe way people work, live, play and learn.” From newsroom.cisco.com/dlls/corpfact.html, 5 November 2006
  137. 137. City University London (UK)“City University was founded in 1894 as theNorthampton Institute and awarded full universitystatus in 1966. It is based in the heart of London, close tothe City of London, where it contributes significantly tothe capitals academic, cultural and business life. It hasalmost 10,000 students from 153 countries who benefitfrom the Universitys internationally renownedexperience of more than one hundred years of teachingand learning. Citys graduate employment recordcontinues to be one of the best in the country andfriendly staff help to make it a pleasant place to workand study. Dynamic research activity across all schoolsand institutes, including substantial interdisciplinarywork, underpins Citys distinctive position as theUniversity for business and the professions.” From www.city.ac.uk/aboutcity/, 7 October 2003
  138. 138. Civic Enterprises LLC (US)“Civic Enterprises is a public policy firm that helpscorporations, nonprofits, foundations, universitiesand governments develop and spearhead innovativepublic policies to strengthen our communities andcountry.“Created to enlist the private, public and nonprofitsectors to help address our Nations toughestproblems, Civic Enterprises draws on some of thebest minds in the country to fashion new initiativesand strategies that achieve measurable results.” From www.civicenterprises.net/aboutus.php, 14 April 2007
  139. 139. Cloud Security Alliance (US)“The Cloud Security Alliance is a non-profitorganization formed to promote the use of bestpractices for providing security assurance withinCloud Computing, and provide education on theuses of Cloud Computing to help secure all otherforms of computing.“The Cloud Security Alliance is comprised of manysubject matter experts from a wide varietydisciplines, united in our objectives:” From www.cloudsecurityalliance.org/About.html, 16 May 2009
  140. 140. CNBC (US)“CNBC is the recognized world leader in businessnews, providing real-time financial market coverageand business information to more than 340 millionhomes worldwide, including more than 95 millionhouseholds in the United States and Canada.”“Launched on April 17, 1989, CNBC offers viewerslive programming on the markets every weekday,with programs such as "Squawk Box," "PowerLunch," "Closing Bell" and "Mad Money w/JimCramer." CNBC Primetime programming includes"On the Money" and "Fast Money.”” From www.cnbc.com/id/15907487/site/14081545/, 31 May 2007
  141. 141. Coalition for Networked Information“CNI is an organization dedicated to supporting thetransformative promise of networked informationtechnology for the advancement of scholarlycommunication and the enrichment of intellectualproductivity. Some 200 institutions representinghigher education, publishing, network andtelecommunications, information technology, andlibraries and library organizations make up CNIsMembers.” From www.cni.org, 7 April 2005
  142. 142. CodeX (SE)De svenska universiteten och högskolorna inbjudsatt delta i ett nätverk för utbyte av erfarenheter,kod, design med mera. Det som just nu står högt ifokus är arbetet kring portaler. Det finns en publikmaillista: CodeX@listserv.liu.se.Medlemmar i styrgruppen:Joakim Björklund, Linköpings universitetMagnus Lindqvist, Lunds universitetPer Wising, Stockholms universitetMagnus Andersson, Umeå universitetDario Lopez-Kästen, Chalmers
  143. 143. The College Board (US)The College Board is a not-for-profit membershipassociation whose mission is to connect students tocollege success and opportunity. The association iscomposed of more than 4,700 schools, colleges,universities, and other educational organizations.Each year, the College Board serves students andtheir parents, high schools, and colleges throughmajor programs and services in college admissions,guidance, assessment, financial aid, enrollment,and teaching and learning. The College Board iscommitted to the principles of excellence andequity, and that commitment is embodied in all ofits programs, services, activities, and concerns. From www.collegeboard.com/about/, 22 October 2005
  144. 144. Columbia University“From its beginnings in a schoolhouse in lowerManhattan, Columbia University has grown toencompass two principal campuses: the historic,neoclassical campus in the Morningside Heightsneighborhood and the modern Medical Centerfurther uptown, in Washington Heights. Today,Columbia is one of the top academic and researchinstitutions in the world, conducting pathbreakingresearch in medicine, science, the arts, and thehumanities. It includes three undergraduateschools, thirteen graduate and professional schools,and a school of continuing education.” www.columbia.edu/about_columbia/index.html, 1 August 2004
  145. 145. Comité Européen de Normalisation (EU)“CEN, the European Committee forStandardization, was founded in 1961 by thenational standards bodies in the EuropeanEconomic Community and EFTA countries.“Now CEN is contributing to the objectives of theEuropean Union and European Economic Area withvoluntary technical standards which promote freetrade, the safety of workers and consumers,interoperability of networks, environmentalprotection, exploitation of research anddevelopment programmes, and public procurement.“CEN is a non-profit making technical organizationset up under Belgian law.” From www.cen.eu/cenorm/aboutus/index.asp, 26 November 2007
  146. 146. Committee for Economic Development“The Committee for Economic Development (CED) is anindependent, nonpartisan organization of business andeducation leaders dedicated to policy research on themajor economic and social issues of our time and theimplementation of its recommendations by the publicand private sectors. CED is:§ Common ground for some of the best minds in business andacademia -- from the United States and throughout the world.§ An organization to which government, policy, and medialeaders turn for reliable, nonpartisan policy guidance.§ A catalyst for community action.§ A respected business voice on national and internationalissues.§ A resource for the business communitys own policy-oriented activities.” From www.ced.org/about/mission.shtml, 20 March 2004
  147. 147. Common Core Inc. (US)“We believe that a child who graduates from highschool without an understanding of culture, thearts, history, literature, civics, and language has infact been left behind. So to improve education inAmerica, we’re promoting programs, policies, andinitiatives at the local, state, and federal levels thatprovide students with challenging, rigorousinstruction in the full range of liberal arts andsciences.” From www.commoncore.org/wwd.php, 16 March 2008
  148. 148. Common Data Standards Initiative (US)“The Common Data Standards (CDS) Initiative is a[U.S.] national, collaborative effort to developvoluntary, common data standards for a key subsetof K-12 (e.g., demographics, program participation,course information) and K12-to-postsecondaryeducation transition variables. Participants in theInitiative include representatives from states,districts, higher education organizations, and keynon-profit organizations. The CDS Initiatives goalis to … agree upon standard definitions, code sets,business rules, and technical specifications forthose variables.” From www.commondatastandards.org/aboutcds.html, 5 December 2010
  149. 149. Common Solutions Group (US)Role and MissionTo identify and understand strategic information technology;to adopt common solutions to common problems; to develop amap for the future of IT in higher education.Guiding Principles• Promote detailed, interactive discussions of strategic technical issues across time; corollary: keep the group small and interactive.• Strive to recruit individuals/institutions with strategic technical skills and vision and the ability to adopt common solutions on their campuses.• Identify pressing IT issues and address them.• Seek to promote common IT solutions through influencing vendor products, standards and campus practice.• Disseminate conclusions broadly From www.StoneSoup.org, 20 January 2003