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  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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
  • 150. Commonfund (US)“Commonfund’s mission is to enhance the financialresources of nonprofit institutions and to help themimprove investment management practices. As thelargest nonprofit investment manager, we place thefulfillment of this mission ahead of profit,unfettered growth and asset gathering. This allowsCommonfund to offer thoughtfully constructed,high quality programs and services at competitivecosts.” From www.commonfund.org/Commonfund/About+Us/ commonfund_mission_2004.htm, 23 August 2006
  • 151. Computer & Communications Industry Association (US)“CCIA is a nonprofit membership organization for awide range of companies in the computer, Internet,information technology, and telecommunicationsindustries, represented by their senior executives.Created over three decades ago, CCIA promotesopen markets, open systems, open networks, andfull, fair, and open competition. CCIA serves as anadditional, and sometimes the only, eyes, ears, andvoice, in Washington for our members. Our goal isto proactively protect and promote their legitimateinterests, and to advance the broad commoninterests of our industries. ” From www.ccianet.org/ modules.php?op=modload&name=about&file=index, 30 November 2006
  • 152. Confederation of British Industry (CBI) (UK)“The CBIs mission is to help create and sustain theconditions in which businesses in the UnitedKingdom can compete and prosper for the benefitof all.“We are the premier lobbying organisation for UKbusiness on national and international issues. Wework with the UK government, internationallegislators and policy-makers to help UK businessescompete effectively.” From www.cbi.org.uk/ndbs/staticpages.nsf/staticpages/ Aboutcbi/index.html?OpenDocument, 7 March 2010
  • 153. ConnectEDU Inc. (US)“ConnectEDU is the nation’s leading technologyfirm dedicated to providing students, educators andemployers with comprehensive solutions tosuccessfully navigate education and employmenttransitions.Our mission“ConnectEDUs mission is to democratize access tohigher education and career opportunities for allstudents by empowering them and their advisorswith the information, resources and collectivebargaining power required to realize successful life-transitions.” From www.connectedu.net/corp/index.php/company/, 7 December 2008
  • 154. Consumers Union (US)“Consumers Union (CU) is an expert, independent,nonprofit organization, whose mission is to workfor a fair, just, and safe marketplace for allconsumers. CU publishes Consumer Reports andConsumerReports.org.”The organization generates more than $160 millionin revenue and a staff of more than 500 work ateither CUs 50 state-of-the-art labs in Yonkers, NY;its 327-acre auto test facility in East Haddam, CT.;or the three advocacy offices in Washington DC,Austin, TX, and San Francisco, CA. From www.consumersunion.org/about/, 21 Jul 2007
  • 155. Copyright Clearance Center (US)“Copyright Clearance Center is the worlds premierprovider of copyright licensing and compliancesolutions for the information content industry. Weare a trusted intermediary between copyrightholders and content users, facilitating the exchangeof reuse rights and royalties through a wide range oflicensing services.”“CCC is a member of the International Federationof Reproduction Rights Organisations (IFRRO) andhas bilateral agreements with Reproduction RightsOrganizations (RRO) in 13 countries worldwide,under which it repatriates fees for overseas use ofU.S. works.”From www.copyright.com/ccc/do/viewPage?pageCode=au1, 12 October 2005
  • 156. Cornell University (US)“Once called "the first American university" byeducational historian Frederick Rudolph, CornellUniversity represents a distinctive mix of eminentscholarship and democratic ideals.“Todays Cornell reflects this heritage of egalitarianexcellence. It is home to the nations first collegesdevoted to hotel administration, industrial andlabor relations, and veterinary medicine. Both aprivate university and the land-grant institution ofNew York State, Cornell University is the mosteducationally diverse member of the Ivy League.” From www.cornell.edu/about/, 16 January 2006
  • 157. Corporate University Enterprise, Inc. (US)“Corporate University Enterprise, Inc. (CUE) is aneducational consulting firm designed to bring astrategic approach to workforce education in bothprivate and public organizations. The company wasincorporated in 1998 and has since served clientsthroughout the United States, Europe, and Asia.“CUE was founded by John Wells, Ed.D, andcurrent president, Karen Barley. Throughout CUEsmaturation, the company has stayed close to its corevalues and principles, namely hard work,partnership, and lifelong learning.” From www.cuenterprise.com/about.php?menu=8&page_id=1, 10 August 2004
  • 158. Corporation for Education Initiatives in California (US)“CENIC, the Corporation for Education NetworkInitiatives in California, … designs, implements,and operates CalREN, the California Research andEducation Network, a high-bandwidth, high-capacity Internet network specially designed tomeet the unique requirements of thesecommunities, and to which the vast majority of thestates K-20 educational institutions are connected.In order to facilitate collaboration in education andresearch, CENIC also provides connectivity to non-California institutions and industry researchorganizations with which CENICs Associateresearchers and educators are engaged.” From www.cenic.org/about/index.html, 28 October 2007
  • 159. Corporation for National and Community Service (US)“The Corporation for National and CommunityService plays a vital role in supporting the Americanculture of citizenship, service and responsibility. Weare a catalyst for change and champion for the idealthat every American has skills and talents to give.“The Corporation is the nation’s largest grantmakersupporting service and volunteering. Through ourSenior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and ServeAmerica programs, we provide opportunities forAmericans of all ages and backgrounds to expresstheir patriotism while addressing criticalcommunity needs.” From www.nationalservice.gov/about/role_impact/index.asp, 17 October 2006
  • 160. Council of Editors of Learned Journals (US)“The Council of Editors of Learned Journals, anAllied Organization of the Modern LanguageAssociation, is an organization of editors ofscholarly journals devoted to study in thehumanistic disciplines. As the major nationalorganization dedicated to supporting academicjournal publishing in the humanities, ourmembership of over 450 editors represents aninvaluable collective wellhead of editorial wisdomand experience. Making this fund of expertiseavailable to new and veteran editors alike fordiscussing common editorial concerns and sharingconsidered advice is one of our major purposes.” From www.celj.org/about.php, 30 March 2007
  • 161. Council for Aid to Education (US)“The Council for Aid to Education (CAE) is a nationalnonprofit organization based in New York City. Initiallyestablished in 1952 to advance corporate support ofeducation and to conduct policy research on highereducation, today CAE is also focused on improvingquality and access in higher education. The CollegiateLearning Assessment (CLA) is central to that focus, anational effort to assess the quality of undergraduateeducation by directly measuring student learningoutcomes. CAE also undertakes strategic planning forpublic university systems, states, and foreign nations. Inaddition, CAE conducts research on and promotes policyreforms in higher education.” From www.cae.org/content/about.htm, 9 July 2006
  • 162. Council for British Archaeology“The CBA is the principal UK-wide non-governmental organisation that promotesknowledge, appreciation and care of the historicenvironment for the benefit of present and futuregenerations.” From www.britarch.ac.uk/, 2 August 2004“The scope of the CBA’s work is large, but decisivelychanneled through the five core functional areasdescribed above: research, conservation, education,information, and publication. The small, dedicatedpermanent staff at the York headquarters keepabreast of the CBAs responsibilities with thevoluntary support of the Councils Officers andBoard, members of committees, and the activeenthusiasm of the Regions.” From www.britarch.ac.uk/cba/history.html, 2 August 2004
  • 163. Council for Economic Education (US)“The Council for Economic Education offers manyprograms promoting economic literacy in the UnitedStates and across the globe. All of the Council forEconomic Educations programs fall into three coreareas.”EconomicsAmerica® is a comprehensive program whichimpacts and improves the quality of economic educationin Americas schools. EconomicsInternational® , which issupported primarily by the U.S. Department ofEducation, provides educational assistance to teachers insocieties in transition to market economies.EconomicsExchange® is an "economics for life" programwhich reaches employees in the workplace, parents, and otheradults. From www.councilforeconed.org/programs/, 2 January 2011
  • 164. Council for Higher Education Accreditation (US)The Council for Higher Education Accreditation(CHEA) is a private, nonprofit national organizationthat coordinates accreditation activity in the UnitedStates.CHEA is a “primary national voice for voluntaryaccreditation and quality assurance to U.S.Congress and U.S. Department of Education and aprimary national voice for voluntary accreditationto the general public, opinion leaders, students, andfamilies.” It is also “A representative of U.S.accreditation community to internationalaudiences.” From www.chea.org/default.asp?link=7, 23 September 2005
  • 165. Council for the Central Laboratory of the Research Councils (UK)“The Council for the Central Laboratory of theResearch Councils (CCLRC) works with the otherresearch councils to set future priorities that meetUK science needs. The CCLRC has two distinct arms- the Chief Executives Office … and other ResearchCouncils for delivering high quality science andfacilities for the academic and industrial researchcommunities.“The council also operates three world classresearch laboratories: the Rutherford AppletonLaboratory in Oxfordshire, the DaresburyLaboratory in Cheshire and the ChilboltonObservatory in Hampshire.” From www.cclrc.ac.uk/Activity/WhoWeAre;Section=940; 16 September 2006
  • 166. Council of Chief State School Officers (US)“The Council of Chief State School Officers is anonpartisan, nationwide, nonprofit organization ofpublic officials who head departments ofelementary and secondary education in the states,the District of Columbia, the Department of DefenseEducation Activity, and five U.S. extra-statejurisdictions. CCSSO provides leadership, advocacy,and technical assistance on major educationalissues. The Council seeks member consensus onmajor educational issues and expresses their viewsto civic and professional organizations, federalagencies, Congress, and the public.” From www.ccsso.org/Who_We_Are.html, 13 November 2010
  • 167. Council of Graduate Schools (US)“The Council of Graduate Schools is an organizationof institutions of higher education in the UnitedStates, Canada, and across the globe engaged ingraduate education, research scholarship, and thepreparation of candidates for advanced degrees. Forover four decades, the Council of Graduate Schoolshas been the only national association dedicatedsolely to representing the interests of graduateeducation. Our mission is to improve and advancegraduate education. CGS accomplishes its missionthrough advocacy in the federal policy arena,innovative research, and the development anddissemination of best practices.” From www.cgsnet.org/aboutcgs/index.htm, 11 January 2005
  • 168. Council of Writing Program Administrators (US)“The Council of Writing Program Administrators isa national association of college and universityfaculty with professional responsibilities for (orinterests in) directing writing programs. Membersinclude directors of freshman composition,undergraduate writing, WAC/WID/CAC, andwriting centers, as well as department chairs,division heads, deans, and so on. ““Faculty and graduate students with professionalinterests in writing program administration arecordially invited to join WPA.” From www.wpacouncil.org/about, 9 September 2007
  • 169. Council on Competitiveness“In 1986 the United States was facing one of itsmost dire economic challenges since the end ofWorld War II: the country slid from being theworlds largest creditor to its largest debtor; itsposition as a global leader in technology andinnovation was declining; and American industrieswere losing market share to internationalcompetitors. To meet this mounting challenge, two-dozen industrial, university, and labor leadersjoined together to found the Council onCompetitiveness, a forum for elevating nationalcompetitiveness to the forefront of nationalconsciousness.” From www.compete.org/about_us/, 3 February 2005
  • 170. Council on Government Relations (US)“The Council on Governmental Relations is anassociation of research universities.”“Today, COGRs primary function is to provideadvice and information to its membership and tomake certain that federal agencies understandacademic operations and the impact of proposedregulations on colleges and universities. COGRhelps to develop policies and practices that fairlyreflect the mutual interests and separate obligationsof federal agencies and universities in research andgraduate education.” From www.cogr.edu/index.cfm, 10 September 2007
  • 171. Council on Law in Higher Education (US)“Founded in 1998, the Council on Law in HigherEducation (CLHE) is an independent nonprofitorganization designed for higher education leadersthat want to stay informed of public policy and legalissues.“CLHE members receive comprehensive tracking ofpolicy and legal developments, insight and analysison a wide range of emerging issues, and otherinvaluable benefits. The organization also pridesitself on being a unique voice on current issues.CLHE’s work reflects a belief that the regulatoryand legal burden on colleges and universities hasbecome excessive and sensible reforms are needed.” From www.clhe.org/clhe/about/, 21 August 2010
  • 172. CRENCorporation for Research and EducationNetworking“CRENs strategic mission is to support low- costaccess to worldwide electronic networking and itsuse for the benefit of education and researchcommunities. Specific responsibilities of theorganization include: Developing seminars,workshops, and educational and training materialsthat train faculty, students, and staff in strategictechnology areas using distance education modules.And creating software tools that enable informationtechnology professionals to understand and exploitadvances in technology.” From www. cren. net/ cren/ mission. html, 17 Nov 2003
  • 173. Creative Commons (US)“Creative Commons is working to revive [balance,compromise, and moderation in the copyrightsystem]. We use private rights to create publicgoods: creative works set free for certain uses. Likethe free software and open-source movements, ourends are cooperative and community-minded, butour means are voluntary and libertarian. We workto offer creators a best-of-both-worlds way toprotect their works while encouraging certain usesof them — to declare "some rights reserved.“ From creativecommons.org/about/history, 8 September 2007
  • 174. Creativyst, Inc. (US)“Creativyst (pronounced "kree.ATE.tiv.vist") isdedicated to providing the best and most reliablesoftware products and services to help automateyour business, improve your web site, and developyour applications.” From www.creativyst.com, 19 March 2006
  • 175. Cutter Consortium“Cutter Consortium is a truly unique IT advisoryfirm, comprising a group of more than 125internationally recognized experts who have cometogether to offer content, consulting and training toour clients. These experts are committed todelivering top-level, critical, and objective advice.They have done, and are doing, groundbreakingwork in organizations worldwide, helpingcompanies deal with issues in the core areas ofsoftware development and agile projectmanagement, enterprise architecture, businesstechnology trends and strategies, risk management,metrics, and sourcing.” From www.cutter.com/aboutcc.html, 4 May 2005
  • 176. Danish Research Unit for Industrial Dynamics (DK)“The mission of DRUID is to establish itself as aleading European centre for research and doctoraleducation in industrial dynamics, based on theoriesof innovation, economic organization, competitiveadvantage, organizational competencies, economicevolution and growth.“The objective is to contribute to a betterunderstanding of the dynamics of technical,structural and institutional change at the level ofthe single firm as well as at the inter-firm level andthe level of the economy as a whole.” From ww.druid.dk/index.php?id=38, 13 June 2009
  • 177. Data Quality Campaign (US)“The Data Quality Campaign is a national,collaborative effort to encourage and support statepolicymakers to improve the collection, availability,and use of high-quality education data, andimplement state longitudinal data systems toimprove student achievement.”“The DQC was created in 2005, with support fromThe Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, as a way formany organizations who were working on separatebut similar campaigns regarding educational datasystems to come together to ensure coordinated andunduplicated efforts towards reaching theircommon goals.” From www.dataqualitycampaign.org/about_us/, 17 June 2007
  • 178. Datatel, Inc.“Datatel, Inc. is a leading provider of informationmanagement solutions for higher education. … thecompany has nearly 600 Client Institutionsthroughout North America. Datatel’s sole focus ishigher education, ideally positioning the companyto deliver robust integrated informationmanagement solutions that help colleges anduniversities operate more smoothly and efficiently,and better leverage resources enterprise-wide.” From www.datatel.com/datatel/index_datatel.cfm/4, 13 July 2003
  • 179. Datenlotsen Informationssysteme GmbH (DE)“Die Datenlotsen Informationssysteme GmbHwurde 1993 mit Hauptsitz in Hamburg gegründet.1999 begannen die Datenlotsen mit dem Aufbauihres Geschäftsbereiches "Campus Management". ”“Heute arbeitet ein kontinuierlich wachsendesTeam von mehr als 50 Spezialisten an dem Auf- undAusbau von Campus Systemen auf Basismodernster Informationstechnologie.”“Die Campus Management Lösungen sorgen für diegezielte digitale Unterstützung von Lernen undForschen - personalisiert, interdisziplinär und iminternationalen Kontext.” From www.datenlotsen.de/index.php?se=403, 22 November 2007
  • 180. DBRS Ltd (CA) and DBRS Inc. (US)Formerly Dominion Bond Rating Service“Formed in 1976, DBRS is a globally recognizedprovider of timely credit rating opinions that offerinsight and transparency across a broad range offinancial institutions, corporate entities,government bodies and various structured financeproduct groups in North America, Europe,Australasia and South America. Based in Toronto,with offices in New York and Chicago, DBRS isindependently owned and operated, is not affiliatedwith any institution or organization and does notpartake in any trading or underwriting activities.” From www.dbrs.com/about,. 24 January 2010
  • 181. Decision Analyst Inc. (US)“The "Decision Analyst" name reflects ourphilosophy. We are a decision-oriented, analyticalmarketing research company that believes theanalysis of research data must lead to marketingdecisions and to marketing actions.”“Decision Analyst obtained its corporate charterfrom the State of Texas in late summer of 1978. Thefirm was founded by Jerry W. Thomas and officiallyopened for business in September 1978.” From www.decisionanalyst.com/Aboutus.dai, 22 November 2007
  • 182. Delta Project on Higher Education (US) Delta Project on Postsecondary Education Costs, Productivity, and Accountability“Unlike other organizations in higher education, theDelta Project is focused on the spending part of thecollege cost problem – how spending relates toaccess and success, and ways that costs can becontrolled without compromising quality. Thisrequires a change in traditional approaches tohigher education finance – from a focus on inputs(enrollments) and efficiency measures (funding perstudent) -- to an integrated view of productivity,and how funds are used to ensure access, equity,and successful learning results.” From www.deltacostproject.org/about/index.asp, 25 April 2010
  • 183. Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu (DTT), a Swiss Verein (CH)““Deloitte” is the brand under which tens ofthousands of dedicated professionals inindependent firms throughout the world collaborateto provide audit, consulting, financial advisory, riskmanagement, and tax services to selected clients.These firms are members of Deloitte ToucheTohmatsu (DTT), a Swiss Verein. Each memberfirm provides services in a particular geographicarea and is subject to the laws and professionalregulations of the particular country or countries inwhich it operates. DTT helps coordinate theactivities of the member firms.” From www.deloitte.com/view/en_GX/global/about/index.htm, 24 January 2010
  • 184. Demos (UK)“Demos is a greenhouse for new ideas which canimprove the quality of our lives. As an independentthink-tank, our aim is to create an open resource ofknowledge and learning that operates beyondtraditional parties, identities and disciplines.“Demos connects researchers, thinkers andpractitioners to an international network of peoplechanging politics. Our ideas regularly influencegovernment policy, but we also work withcompanies, NGOs, schools and professional bodies– any organisation that can make change happen.Our partners share a desire to understand acomplex, globalising world, and to play an activerole in shaping its future.” From www.demos.co.uk/aboutus/default.aspx, 25 April 2005
  • 185. Demos (US)“Demos is a non-partisan public policy research andadvocacy organization founded in 2000.Headquartered in New York City, Demos workswith advocates and policymakers around thecountry in pursuit of four overarching goals: amore equitable economy with widely sharedprosperity and opportunity; a vibrant and inclusivedemocracy with high levels of voting and civicengagement; an empowered public sector thatworks for the common good; and responsible U.S.engagement in an interdependent world.” From www.demos.org/about.cfm, 10 February 2010
  • 186. DePaul University (US)“We are nationally recognized for our commitmentto service learning and hands-on experiences. Weserve more than 23,000 students who reflect abroad range of ethnic, religious, geographic andeconomic backgrounds. We were founded by theVincentians in 1898 and have grown to become thecountry’s largest Catholic university. Our missionoffers a strong foundation for exceptional andaward-winning academic programs.” From www.depaul.edu/about_DP/index.asp, 25 December 2006
  • 187. Desire2Learn Inc. (CA)“Founded in 1999, Desire2Learn Inc. is a leader inproviding innovative eLearning solutions toacademic and other leading organizations aroundthe world. Our offerings include our web-basedLearning Environment, Learning Repository,LiveRoom and other innovative technology. Ourfocus is on research and development and serviceand support for our clients, and our products leadthe market in innovation and client satisfaction.” From www.desire2learn.com/about/index.asp, 2 August 2006
  • 188. U.K. Department for Education and SkillsOur objectives are to: Give children an excellent start in education so that they have a better foundation for future learning. Enable all young people to develop and equip themselves with the skills, knowledge and personal qualities needed for life and work. Encourage and enable adults to learn, improve their skills and enrich their lives. From www.dfes.gov.uk/findoutmore/index.shtml, 3 Jun 2003
  • 189. Deutsche Bank AG (DE)“Deutsche Bank is a leading global investment bankwith a strong and profitable private clientsfranchise.”“We compete to be the leading global provider offinancial solutions for demanding clients creatingexceptional value for our shareholders and people.”“We embrace social responsibility as a part of ourcorporate culture.” From www.db.com/en/content/company/our_company.htm? ghpnavigation=ENG_Our_Company
  • 190. The Diffusion Group (US)“TDG helps your company deliver better productsand services. We collaborate with our consultants,our market researchers, and you to answer thequestions that are key to your business. We call itIntelligence in Action®.“We find answers.Our team has years of directindustry experience in the media, entertainment,and technology markets. We work with you toidentify the market challenges and opportunitiesand make recommendations.” From www.tdgresearch.com/aboutUs.htm, 29 November 2006
  • 191. Digital Library Federation“The Digital Library Federation (DLF) is aconsortium of libraries and related agencies that arepioneering in the use of electronic-informationtechnologies to extend their collections andservices. Through its members, the DLF providesleadership for libraries broadly by identifyingstandards and "best practices" for digital collectionsand network access, coordinating leading-edgeresearch-and-development in libraries use ofelectronic-information technology, [and] helpingstart projects and services that libraries need butcannot develop individually.” From www.diglib.org/, 25 November 2004
  • 192. Digital Media Wire (US)“Digital Media Wire, Inc. launched in early 2000with a simple yet compelling proposition to providebusy executives with a daily briefing of the mostimportant news stories about the business of digitalmedia. On July 20, 2000, we published the firstissue of Digital Media Wire Daily — our daily emailnewsletter dedicated to objective coverage of newsstories about the convergence of media,entertainment and technology. Today, we are a fullscale media company that owns and produces 8major conferences, publishes daily newsletters anddirectories, and operates the popularwww.dmwmedia.com news and community portal.” From www.dmwmedia.com/about, 8 March 2009
  • 193. Digital Promise Project (US)“The Digital Promise Project, [is] a nonprofit groupfunded by the Century Fund and the CarnegieEndowment.” “An organization called DigitalPromise Coalition was formed to promote theconcept [of Digital Opportunity Investment Trust],headed by Newton Minow, a former U.S. FederalCommunications Commissioner and formerchairman of the U.S. Public Broadcasting Service,and Larry Grossman, a former president of NBCNews and former president of the U.S. PublicBroadcasting Service.” From en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Opportunity_Investment_Trust, 10 July 2006
  • 194. Digital South Yorkshire (UK)“Digital South Yorkshire (d-SY) is the network andspecialist support organisation for creative and digitalbusinesses in the South Yorkshire region. What do wemean by ‘creative and digital’ industries? This is arapidly changing sector and hard to define, but thecommon factor is products and markets underpinned byuse of digital technology.“Businesses that fall into this category include:Animation and 3D development, Computer systemssupply, e-Business solutions, e-Learning solutions, Filmand video production, Internet solutions, IT Services,Marketing and design agencies, Mobile communications,Networking, Photography, Post-production services forfilm and video, Printing and publishing, Softwareengineering and development, Systems integration, Webdesign, and Web marketing” From www.digitalsy.org.uk/about.html, 23 August 2006
  • 195. Digitary (IE)“Digitary was established as Framework Solutionsin 1999 and provided security software design anddevelopment services for large corporate and third-party systems for clients such as Intel, Siemens andBaltimore Technologies. The company worked overa number of years with the Higher Education Sectoron the development of the Digitary system for thesecure online issuing and authentication of tamper-evident official graduation documents, which wasfirst implemented in 2005.”“Digitary is a trading name of Framework ComputerConsultants Limited, registered in the Republic ofIreland.” From www.framework.ie/aboutus.htm, 15 November 2007
  • 196. Distributed Management Task Force Inc. (US)“DMTF enables more effective management ofmillions of IT systems worldwide by bringing the ITindustry together to collaborate on thedevelopment, validation and promotion of systemsmanagement standards. The group spans theindustry with 160 member companies andorganizations, and more than 4,000 activeparticipants crossing 43 countries.” From www.dmtf.org/newsroom/pr/view? item_key=aa9aec43563e9654b8d7eb4fe9c62bad25548aef, 29 April 2009
  • 197. The Document Foundation (DE)“Our mission is to facilitate the evolution of theOpenOffice.org Community into a new open,independent, and meritocratic organizationalstructure within the next few months. Anindependent Foundation is a better match to thevalues of our contributors, users, and supporters,and will enable a more effective, efficient,transparent, and inclusive Community. We willprotect past investments by building on the solidachievements of our first decade, encourage wideparticipation in the Community, and co-ordinateactivity across the Community. “ From www.documentfoundation.org/foundation/, 21 February 2011
  • 198. DoubleClick Inc.“DoubleClick develops the tools that advertisers,direct marketers and web publishers use to plan,execute and analyze marketing programs. Thesepowerful technologies have become leading toolsfor marketing resource management, campaignmanagement, online advertising and email delivery,direct marketing, marketing analytics, and datamanagement.” “Consumers are embracing new forms of mediaand communication. They’re browsing in onechannel and shopping in another. In thisincreasingly data-driven world, DoubleClickremains at the forefront of helping marketersefficiently reach consumers.” From www.doubleclick.com/us/about_doubleclick/, August 22, 2004
  • 199. Dow Lohnes PLLC (US)“To better serve our clients, Dow Lohnes has grownand expanded with these businesses and industries.With offices in Washington, DC and Atlanta,Georgia, we have developed robust practices incommunications, litigation, and mergers andacquisitions, as well as in first amendment,government relations, new technologies, intellectualproperty, tax, compensation and benefits, labor andemployment, postsecondary education, sports andentertainment, and numerous other areas.” From www.dlalaw.com/home.aspx, 10 December 2006
  • 200. Dr-Chuck (US)Dr. Charles Severance“This site contains a bunch of stuff includingsoftware, television shows, and other miscellaneousmaterial. This also includes a number of activitiesand sites which I have done with my good friendRichard Wiggins.”Some of the video programs are produced under thename Netfact TV. From www.dr-chuck.com, 17 August 2006
  • 201. The Dravis Group (US)The Dravis Group was founded in 2002 to assistorganizations in assessing and navigating throughthe changing technology landscape. Our researchintends to bring clarity to market dynamics leadingtoward focused and practical decision-making.Paul J. Dravis, Founder and President, hasparticipated in the technology sector for over 20years from various perspectives. His backgroundincludes investment management (Dresdner RCMGlobal Investors), equity research (Banc of AmericaSecurities, Robertson Stephens and Co. and JPMorgan) and advanced technology strategy andapplication development (JP Morgan). From www.dravis.net/about_us.html, 10 July 2003
  • 202. Duke University (US)Duke University provides “a superior liberaleducation to undergraduate students,” prepares“future members of the learned professions for livesof skilled and ethical service,” advances “thefrontiers of knowledge and contribute boldly to theinternational community of scholarship;” promotes“an intellectual environment built on a commitmentto free and open inquiry.” helps those who suffer,cures disease, and promotes health, provides “wideranging educational opportunities,” and promotes“a deep appreciation for the range of humandifference and potential, a sense of the obligationsand rewards of citizenship, and a commitment tolearning, freedom and truth.” From www.duke.edu/web/ous/mission.html, 26 Jun 2007
  • 203. DVB Project (CH)“Since its conception in 1993, the DVB Project hasproven the value and viability of pre-competitivecooperation in the development of open digitaltelevision standards. DVB’s open standardsguarantee fair, reasonable and non-discriminatoryterms and conditions with regard to IntellectualProperty Rights, allowing them to be freely adoptedand utilised worldwide.“[Working to strict commercial requirements]allows for considerable economies of scale.” From www.dvb.org/about_dvb, 26 August 2007
  • 204. Dyomedea SARL (FR)“Eric van der Vlist, is CEO, DYOMEDEA, France.He is a consultant and contributing editor forxmlhack (http://xmlhack.com) and XML.com(http://xml.com) and writer of the OReilly book"XML Schemas".He has created and maintainsXMLfr (http://xmlfr.org), a French portaldedicated to XML and 4xt (http://4xt.org), aresource site for XT users.Eric is a seasonedsoftware engineer and active contributor to XMLand XSL mailing lists. He is one of the authors ofthe RSS 1.0 proposal and the creator ofexamplotron. He has an engineer degree (B.Sc..)from the Ecole Centrale de Paris.” From http://www.xmlconference.org/xmlusa/2002/
  • 205. Dyomedea SARL (FR)“Nous avons créé Dyomedea pour mettre notrecréativité et notre expérience technique dans ledomaine de lInternet et plus particulièrement deXML au service des entreprises qui, quelle quesoit leur taille, souhaitent utiliser ces nouvellestechnologies pour donner un nouvel envol à leuractivité.Créée par deux ingénieurs de Centrale Paris,Dyomedea est une société à fort potentiel,tournée vers linternational (nous sommes unedes toutes premières sociétés à avoir déposé soncapital social en Euros).” From dyomedea.com/dyomedea/, 29 January 2006
  • 206. Permission to CopyBy e-mail on October 21, 2002, Eric van der Vlistgave im+m permission to reproduce thesedocuments provided his authorship wasacknowledged.The documents are presented with contentunchanged.
  • 207. e-Framework for Education and Research org (XN)“The e-Framework for Education and Research isan initiative by the UK’s Joint Information SystemsCommittee (JISC) and Australia’s Department ofEducation, Science and Training (DEST). Theprimary goal of the e-Framework is to facilitatetechnical interoperability within and acrosseducation and research through improved strategicplanning and implementation processes.“A set of principles guides the development of the e-Framework: A service-oriented approach to systemand process integration; Development, promotionand adoption of Open Standards; Communityinvolvement in development of the e-Framework;Open collaborative development activities; [and]Flexible and incremental deployment. From www.e-framework.org/about/, 20 October 2006
  • 208. E-Gov“E-Gov is an accomplished organization ofmarketing and education professionals who haveworked with technology leaders from governmentand industry for more than twenty years. The E-Govteam produces events throughout the year andpublishes the E-Gov Digest.“E-Gov approaches these programs with a single,overarching objective—to foster communicationand business between buyers and sellers of thetechnology and services that will enable thetransformation of government.” From www.e-gov.com/about.asp, 4 October 2003
  • 209. E-Learning Framework (XN)“The E-Learning Framework (ELF) is an initiativeby the U.Ks Joint Information Services Committee(JISC) and Australias Department of Education,Science and Training (DEST) to build a commonapproach to Service Oriented Architectures for e-learning.“The ELF is the result of a shared conviction thatexposing networked functions such as user andgroup data or learning content as simple servicesrather than as features locked up inside monolithicsystems offers institutions more flexibility, morescope for pedagogic innovation and better return onpresent and future investment.” From www.elframework.org/about, 26 December 2005
  • 210. E-merge Consortium (NL)“Het consortium E-merge is opgericht in 2002 enduurt tot 2012. In de eerste pilotfase (tot 2005)concentreert E-merge zich op het faciliteren vaninnovaties op het gebied van onderwijs en techniek.E-merge richt zich op het doelmatige gebruik vaninnovatieve elektronische leeromgevingen. En hetdoelgericht ondersteunen van docenten bij hetgebruik van ICT en het onderling elektronischtoegankelijk maken van modern onderwijs. Hetuiteindelijke doel van E-merge is innovatie van hetonderwijs, waarbij de student het eigen leerprocesflexibel kan inrichten.” From http://www.e-mergeconsortium.nl/, 29 August 2005
  • 211. E-merge Consortium (NL)“E-merge is a cooperation of six Higher Educationuniversities: University of Leiden, University ofMaastricht, Delft University of Technology, TheHague University of Professional Education andRijswijk University of Professional TechnicalEducation (merged into Stichting HogerBeroepsonderwijs Haaglanden-Rijnstreek),Hogeschool Leiden University of ProfessionalEducation, Hogeschool Zuyd University ofProfessional Education.The E-merge Consortium aims at the preparationand initialisation of ICT-related educationalinnovations on the level of educationalprogrammes.” From www_en.icto.tudelft.nl/index.php?id=519, 29 August 2005
  • 212. eBooks CollectionA collection of books that have been distributed as“free.”Some books may contain restrictions on use, furtherdistribution, and requirements for citation orlimitations. Before using the book, please check theterms and conditions within the text to ensurecompliance.Primarily these are books that have been or will becited in im+m research and have been archived forfuture reference if needed.
  • 213. ebrary Inc. (US)“ebrary is a leading provider of eContent servicesand technology. The company helps libraries andother organizations disseminate valuableinformation to end-users, while providingpublishers and content providers with new revenuestreams.”“ebrary’s primary market is academic libraries. Thecompany also serves public and governmentlibraries, corporations, and publishers.” From www.ebrary.com/corp/pdf/ebrary_fact_sheet.pdf, 31 August 2007
  • 214. Eclipse Foundation Inc. (CA)“Eclipse is an open source community whoseprojects are focused on providing an extensibledevelopment platform and application frameworksfor building software. Eclipse provides extensibletools and frameworks that span the softwaredevelopment lifecycle, including support formodeling, language development environments forJava, C/C++ and others, testing and performance,business intelligence, rich client applications andembedded development. A large, vibrant ecosystemof major technology vendors, innovative start-ups,universities and research institutions andindividuals extend, complement and support theEclipse Platform.” From www.eclipse.org, 15 September 2005
  • 215. eCollege.com Inc.“eCollege provides all of the necessary technologyand services in an integrated approach to power theprofitable growth of online distance programs. Thecompany focuses on supporting the success of itscustomers by teaming with institutions to generatehigh student satisfaction, strong program retentionand enrollment growth. As the only eLearningoutsource provider focused on developing fullprograms, we support some of the largest andfastest growing online degree, certificate andprofessional development programs in the country.“eCollege solutions help institutions meet theiracademic, enrollment and financial goals for theironline programs.” From www.ecollege.com/company/About.learn, 27 June 2005
  • 216. ECT News Network Inc. (US)“ECT News Network is one of the largest e-businessand technology news publishers in the UnitedStates.”The genesis of ECT News Network dates back toOctober 1998. … The network currently includesseveral e-business and technology news sites: the E-Commerce Times®, TechNewsWorld™,LinuxInsider™, CRM Buyer™ andMacNewsWorld™. ECT News also publishes the E-Commerce Minute™ and the Tech News Flash™daily newsletters and the ECT News NetworkWeekly Newsletter™. From www.ectnews.com/about/#overview, 20 February 2007
  • 217. Editorial Projects in Education (EPE) (US)“Editorial Projects in Education Inc. publishesEducation Week, American educations newspaperof record, Teacher Magazine, edweek.org and AgentK-12. We also publish periodic special reports onissues ranging from technology to textbooks, as wellas books of special interest to educators.“We are a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization basedin Washington, D.C. “ From www2.edweek.org/info/about/, 29 June 2007
  • 218. EdTech Posse (CA)“Talking about education, teaching, learning andtechnology”“I received an e-mail from Nathan Lowell, whosuggested someplace to discuss ideas for whatpeople would like to hear/discuss on the podcast. Sothis is it - start discussing!”“Welcome to the EdTech Posse site. I was temptedto call it the community web site, but I know thereare too many people hanging out around here whowould chastize me for using the work community atthis stage, and rightly so.” From edtechposse.ca/?q=node&from=20, 24 October 2005
  • 219. EdTechTalk (CA)“EdTechTalk is a community of educatorsinterested in discussing and learning about the usesof educational technology. We webcast several liveshows each week. During shows, listeners can useany common media player (i.e. Windows MediaPlayer, Real Player, or iTunes) to listen to thediscussion and use the chat room to makecomments and ask questions. It is also possible tojoin in the discussion using skype or (sometimes) aU.S. based teleconference.” From edtechtalk.com/About_EdTechTalk, 13 August 2006
  • 220. Education Development Center, Inc. (US)“For more than four decades EDC has been apioneer, building bridges among research, policy,and practice. Our award-winning programs andproducts, developed in collaboration with partnersaround the globe, consistently advance learning andhealthy development for individuals of all ages.Today, EDC manages 335 projects in 50 countries.Our work strengthens nearly every facet of society,including early child development, K-12 education,health promotion, workforce preparation,community development, learning technologies,basic and adult education, institutional reform,medical ethics, and social justice.” From main.edc.org/about/default.asp, 23 October 2005
  • 221. Education Funding Council (US)“The Education Finance Council (EFC) is a non-profit trade association that represents state-basedstudent loan secondary market organizationsincluding scholarship funding corporationsthroughout the country. These public purposeorganizations are dedicated to the single purpose ofmaking sure students can get the money they needto go to college.” From http://www.efc.org/about/index.cfm, 10 May 2003
  • 222. Education Schools Project, The (US)“The Education Schools Project provides a criticalassessment of the ways in which the nations 1,200schools of education prepare—and should prepare—teachers, school administrators, and educationresearchers.“The Project aims to find a reasonable middleground in a public policy debate that has becomeincreasingly polarized over the last twenty years.educators. ““[I]t offers constructive criticism, grounded in anambitious four-year research study of the nationsschools and departments of education.” From www.edschools.org/about.htm, 25 April 2010
  • 223. Education Sector (US)“Education Sector is an independent educationpolicy think tank devoted to developing innovativesolutions to the nation’s most pressing educationalproblems. We are nonprofit and nonpartisan, both adependable source of sound thinking on policy andan honest broker of evidence in key educationdebates throughout the United States.” From www.educationsector.org/whoweare/, 22 March 2007
  • 224. Education Trust, Inc. (US)“The Education Trust works for the high academicachievement of all students at all levels, pre-kindergarten through college, and forever closingthe achievement gaps that separate low-incomestudents and students of color from other youth.Our basic tenet is this — All children will learn athigh levels when they are taught to high levels.”“The Education Trust advances its mission alongseveral fronts, from raising its voice in national andstate policy debates to helping teachers improveinstruction in their classrooms.” From www2.edtrust.org/edtrust/about+the+ed+trust, 3 September 2006.
  • 225. Educational Policy Institute (US)“The Educational Policy Institute, Inc. (EPI) is anon-profit, non-governmental organizationdedicated to policy-based research on educationalopportunity for all students with offices in VirginiaBeach, Virginia, Toronto, Ontario, and Melbourne,Australia.“EPI is a collective association of researchers andpolicy analysts from around the world dedicated tothe mission of enhancing our knowledge of criticalbarriers facing students and families throughout theeducational pipeline.” From www.educationalpolicy.org/aboutus.html, 29 December 2005
  • 226. Educational Security Incidents (US)“Educational Security Incidents (ESI) serves as arepository for reported information securityincidents that have occurred at institutions ofhigher education. The overall aim of ESI is toprovide a single point of reference for educationalfaculty and staff researching the various threats thateducational institutions currently face.”“ESI is built off of research started during my(Adam Dodge) first semester in the Master ofScience in Information Assurance (MSIA) programat Norwich University. The goal of this research wasto find evidence of information security threatsfaced by colleges and universities. From www.adamdodge.com/esi/about_esi, 12 February
  • 227. Educational Testing Service (US)“At nonprofit ETS, our mission is to advance qualityand equity in education for all people worldwide.”“To advance quality and equity in education byproviding fair and valid assessments, research, andrelated services. Our products and services measureknowledge and skills, promote learning andeducational performance, and support educationand professional development for all peopleworldwide.” Fromwww.ets.org/portal/site/ets/menuitem.c988ba0e5dd572bada20bc47 c3921509/? vgnextoid=3fabaf5e44df4010VgnVCM10000022f95190RCRD&vgne xtchannel=4ab65784623f4010VgnVCM10000022f95190RCRD
  • 228. EDUCAUSE (US)“EDUCAUSE is a nonprofit association whosemission is to advance higher education bypromoting the intelligent use of informationtechnology. Membership is open to institutions ofhigher education, corporations serving the highereducation information technology market, andother related associations and organizations.EDUCAUSE programs include professionaldevelopment activities, print and electronicpublications, strategic policy initiatives, research,awards for leadership and exemplary practices, anda wealth of online information services.” From www.educause.edu/about/membership.asp#WHAT, 3 January 2004
  • 229. Edusite (NL)“Dit mission statement suggereert dat de EduSitezich alleen bezighoudt met nieuws, achtergrond enopninie over ict-ontwikkelingen in het(inter)nationale hoger onderwijs. In werkelijkheidbericht de EduSite natuurlijk over veel meer en ishet mission statement slechts een kernachtigeweergave van de onderwerpen en soorten berichtendie verschijnen op de EduSite.” From www.edusite.nl/edusite/colofon#redactie, 10 October 2005
  • 230. Eduworks Corporation“Eduworks provides independent consulting on e-learning strategy and implementation. We develope-learning architectures for enterprises and highereducation. We help software providers design andposition products and engage in sponsoredresearch. We get the vision, we know the market, weunderstand the technology, we do the research andwe leave you with working designs. We help you getyour job done.” From www.eduworks.com, 28 July 2003
  • 231. eGovOSThe Center for Open Source and Government“The Center of Open Source & Government workswith governments around the world on OpenSource policy and strategy. A main activity of theCenter is the ‘Open Source in Government’Conference Series. The Conference Series providesan unrivalled open platform in which to discuss andto exchange views on government policyalternatives with regards to Open Source Software.They are high-level, international events coveringthe topic of Open Source software, interoperabilityand open standards in the government sphere.” From www.egovos.org/about, 22 March 2004
  • 232. The eLearning Guild (US)“The eLearning Guilds members are a diversegroup of professionals who all share a commoninterest in the design, development, andmanagement of educational and instructionalcontent — or e-Learning. They apply theirprofessional skills for the benefit of corporate,government and academic organizations around theworld. The eLearning Guild currently has more than30,000 members worldwide.” From www.elearningguild.com/content.cfm?selection=doc.65, 1 3 August 2008
  • 233. The eLearning Industry Group“The eLearning Industry Group, eLIG, is an openconsortium of 43 leading ICT (information andcommunications technology) companies andeLearning content providers who seek to promoteeLearning throughout Europe, in schools,universities, the workplace and homes. It waslaunched on 25 April 2002 in partnership with EUCommissioner Reding. The Group undertakesinnovative projects implementing therecommendations adopted at the EuropeaneLearning Summit of May 2001.” From www.elig.org, 11 March 2005
  • 234. Electronic Authentication Partnership (US)“The goal of the Electronic AuthenticationPartnership (EAP) is to enable the interoperablity ofpublic and private online authentication systems. Itis comprised of stakeholder groups, includingFederal agencies, state governments, private-sectorcompanies and organizations, and public interestgroups.”“The EAP is an outgrowth of a work groupcomprised of public and private sector participantsassembled by the Center for Strategic andInternational Studies (CSIS).” From www.eapartnership.org/default.htm, 19 March 2004
  • 235. Electronic Frontier Foundation (US)“Blending the expertise of lawyers, policy analysts,activists, and technologists, EFF achievessignificant victories on behalf of consumers and thegeneral public. EFF fights for freedom primarily inthe courts, bringing and defending lawsuits evenwhen that means taking on the US government orlarge corporations. By mobilizing more than 50,000concerned citizens through our Action Center, EFFbeats back bad legislation. In addition to advisingpolicymakers, EFF educates the press and public.” From www.eff.org/about/, 24 August 2006
  • 236. Electronic Publishing Services Ltd. (UK) “For organisations who need to understand andrespond to the constant challenges of the publishingindustry, EPS is the authority providing informedmarket intelligence and trusted, confidential adviceand consultancy. We enable our clients to managerisk and to make better business decisions,strengthening their performance in the industry.“The EPS DifferenceUnlike any other provider of this type of service, weoffer nearly 20 years’ experience and relationshipswith the key players in the publishing world.” From www.epsltd.com/about/theCompany.asp, 6 October 2005
  • 237. Embanet Corporation“Embanet is the leading provider of fully hosted andsupported e-Learning solutions to educationalInstitutions. Embanets Tier 1 Data Center, theindustrys best course development and 24/7 LIVEtechnical support, helps achieve high onlineretention and completion rates. We offer theindustry’s only e-Learning Insurance to safeguardyour investment from changing technologiesthrough the total integration of seven leading andnon-proprietary learning platforms.” From www.embanet.com/, 25 August 2004
  • 238. EMC Corporation“EMC Corporation is the world leader ininformation storage systems, software, networks,and services.”“EMCs Vision: To create the ultimate informationlifecycle management company... to help ourcustomers get the maximum value from theirinformation at the lowest total cost, at every pointin the information lifecycle.”“EMC. Where information lives.” From www.emc.com/about/, 29 October 2003
  • 239. Emory University (US)“The Methodist Episcopal Church founded EmoryCollege in 1836 in the small Georgia town of Oxford.The founders named the town for the schoolsprestigious British cousin, and named the school fora bishop who dreamed of an American educationthat molded character as well as the mind.”“Emory is one of the nations leading researchuniversities. … Students, faculty and staff arepursuing research across schools and departments,in research centers and institutes based on campus,and through interdisciplinary programs,partnerships and affiliations.” From www.emory.edu/home/about/history/index.html, 5 February 2011
  • 240. Empirix Inc. (US)“Empirix is the leading provider of integratedtesting and management solutions for Web andvoice applications and VoIP networks.By integrating Empirix solutions with developmentteam operations and applying these patented andaward-winning technologies to all their business-critical applications, companies not only enhancecustomer loyalty through better and faster service toend users, but also stay ahead of the competitionwith reduced operating costs and increasedrevenue.” From http://www.empirix.com/default.asp?action=category&ID=11, 29 June 2005
  • 241. Employment Law Learning Technologies (US)“ELT [only one L] offers superior workplacecompliance training, including sexual harassmenttraining, ethics and code of conduct training, EEOtraining, and wage & hour training. With more thana decade of market-tested success, 1,000+ clients,and 3,000,000+ learners, ELT provides yourorganization with the absolute best in onlineeducation and risk management.”“Our unique story-based training features thehighest production quality and boasts anunprecedented 95% completion rate.” From www.elt-inc.com, 19 July 2008
  • 242. Entrinsik, Inc. (US)“entrinsik, Inc., a privately held company with asolid foundation of more than 18 years, isheadquartered in Raleigh, NC. ... We developed acomplete back-office product solution, SEMtek, tomeet the specific needs of training and seminarproviders. This flagship product has become theindustry standard as a complete ERP softwaresolution, providing infrastructure and businessfunctionality for many of the industrys biggestplayers. Gaining worldwide acceptance, SEMtekallowed us to establish an international presencewith customers on all but one continent.” From www.entrinsik.com/corporate/, 19 April 2006
  • 243. Epic Group plc (UK)“Epic is the UK market leader in e-learning,blended learning and knowledge solutions.“Our extensive client list shows our strength in bothpublic and private sectors.“We have won numerous awards for our highlyinnovative work in the application of onlinetechnologies to learning. And our well-regardedthought leadership programme is further evidenceof our commitment to leading the development oflearning in partnership with our clients.” From www.epic.co.uk/content/about_us_index.htm, 16 January 2006
  • 244. ePort Consortium Electronic Portfolio Consortium“The Electronic Portfolio Consortium (ePortConsortium) isthe collaboration of higher education and IT institutionsworking to define, design, and develop software for theforthcoming electronic portfolio environment and system.From a conceptual perspective, we are trying to invent thenew electronic portfolio application environment toaddress various ePortfolios needs. From the technicalperspective, we intend to collaborate with IT institutions todefine and adopt interoperability and transportabilitymeasures and standards while building prototypes to testscenarios and conceptual environments. If we aresuccessful, the forthcoming electronic portfolio systemscreated by commercial software companies and those builtby educational institutions will be compatible.” From eportconsortium.org/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabindex=2&tabid=2, 30 July 2003
  • 245. [U.K.] Office of the e-Envoy“The Office of the e-Envoy is part of the PrimeMinisters Delivery and Reform team based in theCabinet Office. The primary focus of the Office ofthe e-Envoy is to improve the delivery of publicservices and achieve long term cost savings byjoining-up online government services around theneeds of customers. The e-Envoy is responsible forensuring that all government services are availableelectronically by 2005 with key services achievinghigh levels of use.” From www.e-envoy.gov.uk/Home/Homepage/fs/en, 15 July 2003
  • 246. ePortaro, Inc. (US)ePortaro, Inc. is “the provider of the firstcommercially available, generalized electronicportfolio software for Higher Education, Folio byePortaroTM. Folio is a web based productsupporting career planning, advising, collaboration,reflection, academic assessment and other studentand faculty development programs by enablingstudents to share samples of their educational,leadership, employment and extra-curricularachievements with faculty, advisors, recruiters andother on- and off-campus contacts.” From http://www.eportaro.com/docs/release050503.html, 26 July 2003
  • 247. ESP Solutions Group (US)“Founded in 1993 as Evaluation SoftwarePublishing, Inc., the firm provides its clients withextraordinary insight into K-12 education datasystems and psychometrics. Our team is comprisedof industry experts who pioneered the concept of‘data driven decision making’ in the 1980s and nowhelp optimize the management of our clientseducation organizations.”“Our clients are typically state education agenciesand the leading school districts around thecountry.” From www.espsolutionsgroup.com/aboutus.php, 10 August 2005
  • 248. ESUP Portail Consortium (FR)“Environnement numérique de travail daccèsintégré aux services pour les étudiants et lepersonnel de lenseignement supérier.”“Il sagit de développer un environnement de travailnumérique permettant laccès à différents services,sources dinformations et ressources numériques.“Cet environnement doit être accessible à tous lesacteurs universitaires, cest à dire les étudiants, lesenseignants-chercheurs et les personnelsadministratifs et techniques, ceci quelque soit leuremplacement géographique et le matériel mis à leurdisposition.” www.esup-portail.org/index_info.html, 25 juillet 2004
  • 249. ESUP Portail Consortium (FR)“ A digital workspace offering university studentsand staff integrated access to services andinformation.”“The project entails the development of a digitalworkspace permitting access to various services,information sources and digital resources.“This workspace will be accessible to everyoneinvolved with the university: students andprofessors as well as administrative and technicalstaff, no matter their geographical location or thematerial available to them.” http://www.esup-portail.org/version_gb/index_gb.html, 28 Ki;u 2--4
  • 250. EUNIS (European University Information Systems) (FR)Cette association a pour but :• d’encourager les échanges, la coopération et la discussion entre les responsables des systèmes d’information dans les établissements d’enseignement supérieur et de recherche en Europe,• de discuter avec les grands fournisseurs de systèmes d’information et de leur présenter le point de vue du monde universitaire,• d’établir des relations avec les organismes de tutelle en charge des systèmes d’information dans l’enseignement supérieur et la recherche au niveau de chaque pays comme à l’échelle européenne. • From www.eunis.org/organization/statutes_fr.htm, 31 October 2007
  • 251. euroCRIS (NL)“euroCRIS is a not-for-profit association and aimsto be the internationally recognised point ofreference for all matters relating to CurrentResearch Information Systems (CRIS). ”“euroCRIS is dedicated to improvement of researchinformation availability. The association iscustodian of the Common European ResearchInformation Format (CERIF), an internationalstandard for interoperation of CRIS, which is an EUrecommendation.” From www.eurocris.org/public/about-eurocris/, 18 June 2010
  • 252. European Patent Office (EU)“The European Patent Office (EPO) grantsEuropean patents for the contracting states to theEuropean Patent Convention (EPC), which wassigned in Munich on 5 October 1973 and enteredinto force on 7 October 1977. It is the executive armof the European Patent Organisation, anintergovernmental body set up under the EPC,whose members are the EPC contracting states. Theactivities of the EPO are supervised by theOrganisation’s Administrative Council, composed ofdelegates from the contracting states.”From www.european-patent-office.org/epo/pubs/brochure/general/ e/epo_general.htm, 3 October 2006
  • 253. The European Union“The process of European integration was launchedon 9 May 1950 when France officially proposed tocreate the first concrete foundation of a Europeanfederation. Six countries (Belgium, Germany,France, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands)joined from the very beginning. Today, after fourwaves of accessions (1973: Denmark, Ireland andthe United Kingdom; 1981: Greece; 1986: Spain andPortugal; 1995: Austria, Finland and Sweden) theEU has 15 Member States and is preparing for theaccession of 13 eastern and southern Europeancountries.” From http://europa.eu.int/abc-en.htm, 27 March 2003
  • 254. The European Commission (EU)“The European Commission is a politicallyindependent collegial institution which embodiesand defends the general interests of the EuropeanUnion. Its virtually exclusive right of initiative inthe field of legislation makes it the driving force ofEuropean integration. It prepares and thenimplements the legislative instruments adopted bythe Council and the European Parliament inconnection with Community policies.”“The Commission … is responsible for planning andimplementing common policies, executing thebudget and managing Community programmes. As‘guardian of the Treaties,’ it also ensures thatEuropean law is applied.” From europa.eu.int/scadplus/glossary/european_commission_en.htm, 21 July 2005
  • 255. European Committee for Standardization (CEN) (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, 22 December 2007
  • 256. European University Association (EU)“The European University Association, as therepresentative organisation of both the Europeanuniversities and the national rectors conferences, isthe main voice of the higher education communityin Europe.“EUAs mission is to promote the development of acoherent system of European higher education andresearch. EUA aims to achieve this through activesupport and guidance to its members asautonomous institutions in enhancing the quality oftheir teaching, learning and research as well as theircontributions to society.” From www.eua.be/eua/en/about_eua.jspx, 10 October 2005
  • 257. Evans Data Corporation (US)“Evans Data Corporation provides the mostcomprehensive software development marketresearch in the world. Our product list spanssoftware development from very broad markets tovery specific areas including Wireless and Linuxsystems. Our surveys are subscribed to by MOSTmajor software tools vendors and many smallercompanies anxious to understand softwaredevelopers.” From www.evansdata.com/n2/about_us.shtml, 21 November 2005
  • 258. Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation (US)“The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation wasestablished in the mid-1960s by the lateentrepreneur and philanthropist Ewing MarionKauffman.”“The vision of the Kauffman Foundation is to foster‘a society of economically independent individualswho are engaged citizens, contributing to theimprovement of their communities.’ In service ofthis vision, and in keeping with our founder’swishes, the Foundation focuses its grant makingand operations on two areas: advancingentrepreneurship and improving the education ofchildren and youth.” From www.kauffman.org/foundation.cfm, 17 October 2006
  • 259. eXact learning solutions S.p.A. (IT)“We help our clients conceive, design andimplement solutions for their knowledge & learningcontent strategy.”“eXact learning solutions maintains six core valuesthat permeate our culture, business activities,products and communications:” Passion for WhatWe Do, Creativity and Innovation, Integrity andProfessionalism , Client Focus, Business andTechnology Leadership, Sense of Belonging. From www.exact-learning.com/en/company/mission-and-values, 15 August 22010
  • 260. FaceTime Inc. (US)“FaceTime helps businesses realize the benefits ofUnified Communications by delivering security,management and compliance across the broadestset of platforms and modalities, ensuringintegration with your existing enterpriseinfrastructure including active directory, databases,archiving systems and more.” From www.facetime.com/company/company.aspx, 21 July 2009
  • 261. Federal Court of Australia (AU)“The Federal Court of Australia, created by theFederal Court of Australia Act 1976, began toexercise its jurisdiction on 1 February 1977. Itassumed jurisdiction formerly exercised in part bythe High Court of Australia and the whole of thejurisdiction of the Australian Industrial Court andof the Federal Court of Bankruptcy.“The Court is a superior court of record and a courtof law and equity. It sits in all capital cities inAustralia and elsewhere in Australia from time totime.” From www.fedcourt.gov.au/aboutct/aboutct.html, 22 December 2006
  • 262. Financial Accounting Foundation (US)“The Financial Accounting Foundation (FAF),organized in 1972, is the independent, private-sector organization with responsibility for theoversight, administration, and finances of theFinancial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), theGovernmental Accounting Standards Board(GASB), and their advisory councils, the FinancialAccounting Standards Advisory Council (FASAC)and the Governmental Accounting StandardsAdvisory Council (GASAC). The FAF selects themembers of the standard-setting Boards andCouncils, and protects the independence of theBoards.” From www.fasb.org/faf/index2.shtml, 13 June 2010
  • 263. Financial Services Technology Consortium (US)“FSTC sponsors noncompetitive collaborativeresearch and development of interbank technicalprojects affecting the entire financial servicesindustry. Our mission is to help our memberscollaborate on technical and business aspects oftechnologies so that they may rapidly bringinnovations in service and quality closer to themarketplace and to their customers, whilecompeting upon a bedrock of sound, sharedtechnology fundamentals.” From www.fstc.org/about/index.php, 10 January 2009
  • 264. Financial Times“The Financial Times is one of the world’s leadingbusiness information brands, recognised worldwidefor its authoritative, accurate, and analyticalreporting.“The newspaper is printed in 21 cities and has adaily circulation of 460,000. It has a readership ofmore than one million people and is available in140 countries.The Financial Times is based in London. From news.ft.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=FT.com /Page/GenericPage2&c=Page&cid=1054416442481, 15 January 2004
  • 265. First Monday“First Monday is one of the first peer–reviewedjournals on the Internet, solely devoted to theInternet. … First Monday is indexed inCommunication Abstracts, INSPEC, LISA, PAISand other services.”First Monday is hosted by the University of Illinoisat Chicago’s Library. “The technical staff of theLibrary agreed to provide a server and support forFirst Monday, and this support continues to thisday. … The Editors and Editorial Board welcomemanuscripts on a variety of Internet issues.” www.firstmonday.org/idea.html, 22 December 2004
  • 266. Florida Distance Learning Consortium (US)“The Florida Distance Learning Consortium shallcoordinate the establishment of a technologyenhanced educational delivery system that supportsthe mission of Florida educational institutions andensures maximum access to education for allFlorida residents by utilizing instructionaltechnology and eliminating the barriers of distance,time, and place.”“The Florida Distance Learning Consortium wasestablished by the State Board of CommunityColleges in 1996 and in 2003 completed a mergerwith the Florida Virtual Campus.” From www.fldlc.org/ConsortiumAtGlanceFeb04.pdf, 8 August 2004
  • 267. Florida State College at Jacksonville (US)“The mission of Florida State College atJacksonville is to provide optimal access to highquality, affordable and relevant degree, career andcommunity education to enhance the lives of ourstudents and the economic development ofNortheast Florida.”“Florida State College at Jacksonville is a values-driven institution of higher education committed toensuring that every student has an extraordinarilypositive overall experience by providing: Excellencein teaching, High quality courses, services andlearning environments, Innovation and flexibility inthe delivery of courses and services, and Advancedacademic technology .” From www.fscj.edu/district/about/mission-values-goals.php, 2 February 2011
  • 268. Florida Department of Education (US)Includes the Division of Florida Collegesresponsible for the community and state colleges.“The Florida College System is a network of 28colleges working together to provide Florida’scitizens with access to excellent and affordableeducation.”“The Florida College System and Florida’s businesscommunity are closely aligned in the mission toprepare Floridians for successful careers in the neweconomy” From www.fldoe.org/cc/pdf/ywsfs.pdf, 2 February 2011
  • 269. Florida State University (US)“Florida State University is a comprehensive,national graduate research university that putsresearch into action for the benefit of our studentsand society.”“Florida State’s 16 schools and colleges offer morethan 300 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral,professional and specialist degree programs,including medicine and law, covering a vast array ofdisciplines critical to society today. The new Collegeof Medicine graduated its first class in 2005.” From ww.fsu.edu/about/, 12 January 2007
  • 270. FLOSSE Posse (FI)“FLOSSE Posse is a group blog consisting ofmembers of Free and Open Source SoftwareAssociation (VOPE) from Finland. We will carry outreportage of FLOSS and Open Content inEducation.” From flosse.dicole.org, 18 June 2006
  • 271. Foothill De Anza Community College District“Foothill De Anza Community College District,responding to community needs, provides high qualityeducational opportunities that promote development ofindividual abilities and enhance the quality ofcommunity life.”“For more than 40 years, Foothill-De Anza hasdemonstrated excellence and innovation in academicprograms and student services. As one of the largestcommunity college districts in the United States,Foothill-De Anza provides credit classes for about44,000 students per quarter. The colleges are activemembers of the League for Innovation in theCommunity College, a national consortium of leadingtwo-year institutions.” From http://www.fhda.edu/about_us/, 26 April 2004
  • 272. Fordham University (US)“Fordham University, the Jesuit University of NewYork, is committed to the discovery of Wisdom andthe transmission of Learning, through research andthrough undergraduate, graduate and professionaleducation of the highest quality. Guided by itsCatholic and Jesuit traditions, Fordham fosters theintellectual, moral and religious development of itsstudents and prepares them for leadership in aglobal society.”“Founded as St. John’s College by Bishop JohnHughes, Fordham opened in 1841 to serve theimmigrant Church of New York. At the invitation ofBishop Hughes, the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits)assumed responsibility for the College in 1846.” From www.fordham.edu/Discover_Fordham/ Fordham_at_a_Glance/Mission_11711.asp, 22 August 2006
  • 273. ForeSee Results, Inc. (US)“ForeSee Results is the market leader in onlinesatisfaction measurement and management. Weutilize the methodology of the … University ofMichigan’s American Customer Satisfaction Index(ACSI).“ForeSee Results employs a rigorous, scientificapproach to helping clients understand howsatisfaction with their websites has a direct impacton the behavior of customers and prospects.ForeSee Results scientifically quantifies theelements driving online customer satisfaction andpredicts future customer behaviors such as onlineor offline purchase, return site visits and referrals.” From www.foreseeresults.com/CompOver.html, 19 December 2006
  • 274. Forrester Research Inc. (US)“Forrester Research, Inc. (Nasdaq: FORR) is anindependent research company that providespragmatic and forward-thinking advice to globalleaders in business and technology. Forrester workswith professionals in 19 key roles at majorcompanies providing proprietary research,consumer insight, consulting, events, and peer-to-peer executive programs. For more than 25 years,Forrester has been making IT, marketing, andtechnology industry leaders successful every day. “ From www.forrester.com/FactSheet, 7 May 2009
  • 275. Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (US)“The mission of FIRE is to defend and sustainindividual rights at Americas colleges anduniversities. These rights include freedom ofspeech, legal equality, due process, religious liberty,and sanctity of conscience—the essential qualities ofindividual liberty and dignity. FIREs core missionis to protect the unprotected and to educate thepublic and communities of concerned Americansabout the threats to these rights on our campusesand about the means to preserve them.” From thefire.org/index.php/article/4851.html, 4 December 2007
  • 276. Fourteen40 Inc. (US)“CaféScribe is an e-book marketplace and socialnetwork for students to study smarter and faster.The CaféScribe.com website and MyScribe clientreading application are creations of Fourteen40,Inc. Fourteen40 derives its name from the year1440 when Gutenberg invented the printingpress. Gutenbergs invention ushered in a new ageof learning and discovery. Today, Fourteen40 istaking electronic books to the next level through thepower of collaborative note sharing networks,innovative content indexing tools, and the mostintuitive reading interface in the market..” From www.cafescribe.com/about/about-us.php, 24 August 2007
  • 277. Free Software Foundation (US)“The Free Software Foundation (FSF), establishedin 1985, is dedicated to promoting computer usersrights to use, study, copy, modify, and redistributecomputer programs. The FSF promotes thedevelopment and use of free software, particularlythe GNU operating system, used widely in its GNU/Linux variant.” From www.fsf.org/, 17 January 2006
  • 278. FTPOnlineReaching Today’s Hottest Technical Markets:FTPOnline connects you to the people you need toreach:Enterprise-level application developers, architects,IT professionals, and technical managersFTPOnline provides the hands-on, how-to contentthat technical professionals have come to expectfrom Fawcette Technical Publications since thecompany launched its first products in 1991.FTPOnline Channels include content from our printmagazines, interactive discussion groups andforums, and exclusive coverage of technical events. From www.ftponline.com/mediakit/online/aboutftp/, 15 July 2005
  • 279. Futurelab (UK)“Futurelab is passionate about transforming theway people learn. Tapping into the huge potentialoffered by digital and other technologies, we aredeveloping innovative learning resources andpractices that support new approaches to educationfor the 21st century.”“A not-for-profit organisation, Futurelab iscommitted to sharing the lessons learnt from ourresearch and development in order to informpositive change to educational policy and practice.” From www.futurelab.org.uk/about_us/index.htm, 6September 2006
  • 280. Gartner, Inc. (US)“Gartner, Inc. is the leading provider of researchand analysis on the global information technologyindustry. Our goal is to support enterprises as theydrive innovation and growth through the use oftechnology. We help clients make informedtechnology and business decisions by providing in-depth analysis and actionable advice on virtually allaspects of technology.” ““Gartner clients trust in our rigorous standards thatsafeguard the independence and objectivity of ourresearch and advice. With $894 million in revenuein 2004, and more than 45,000 clients and 75locations worldwide, we are the clear marketleader.” From investor.gartner.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=99568&p=irol-irhome, 15 October 2005
  • 281. Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (US)“Our belief that every life has equal value is at thecore of our work at the foundation. We follow 15guiding principles, which help define our approachto our philanthropic work, and employ anoutstanding leadership team to direct our strategiesand grantmaking.” From www.gatesfoundation.org/about/Pages/overview.aspx, 31 March 2009”This is a family foundation driven by the interestsand passions of the Gates family. Philanthropyplays an important but limited role. Science andtechnology have great potential to improve livesaround the world. We are funders and shapers—werely on others to act and implement.”
  • 282. General PressPress releases, articles, and commentary notseparately cataloged by a publisher.Generally items about a project or activity from alocal or specialty publisher that does not providecoverage of areas of interest to higher educationinformation technology, education technology, andinstitutional research.Some of these are reproduced under “fair use” andcopyright permission has not been solicited.
  • 283. General ReferencesOccasional documents, often important only fordata or citations, from sources that are infrequentlypublished or referenced.Infrequently referenced newspaper and magazinearticles are found in General Press.Weblogs or “Blogs” and similar personal web pagesare found under Blogs. Self-published papers arefound under “Author-Publisher.”
  • 284. George Washington University (US)“Our mission is to provide an environment whereknowledge is created and acquired and wherecreative endeavors seek to enrich the experiences ofthe global society. With nine schools and collegesand nearly 100 research centers and institutes, ourstudents receive hands-on experience as theyexplore nearly any avenue of personal interest.”“The George Washington University was created in1821 through an Act of the Congress, fulfillingGeorge Washington’s vision of an institution in thenation’s capital dedicated to educating andpreparing future leaders.” From www.gwu.edu/explore/aboutgw, 24 May 2010
  • 285. The George Lucas Foundation (US)“Kids today. No previous generation hasexperienced anything like the current pace oftransformational societal change. Yet, in light ofextraordinary advancements in how we interactwith each other and the world, our system ofeducation has been frustratingly slow to adapt.“The George Lucas Educational Foundation wascreated to address this issue. Our vision is of a newworld of learning. “ From www.edutopia.org/aboutus, 13 August 2008
  • 286. George Mason University (US)“With three locations in the Washington, D.C., area,Mason has emerged in the last decade as a majoruniversity in the nation. Our innovative programsand visionary outlook have attracted a faculty ofrenowned scholars and teachers.”“George Mason Universitys growing reputation asan innovative educational leader is rooted inVirginias strong educational tradition. “ From /www.gmu.edu/vcenter/, 4 February 2006
  • 287. Georgetown University (US)“Founded in 1789, the same year the U.S.Constitution took effect, Georgetown University isthe nations oldest Catholic and Jesuit university.Today, Georgetown is a major internationalresearch university that embodies its foundingprinciples in the diversity of our students, faculty,and staff, our commitment to justice and thecommon good, our intellectual openness, and ourinternational character.” From www.georgetown.edu/home/about.html, 31 January 2006
  • 288. Georgia Institute of Technology (US)“The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of thenations top research universities, distinguished byits commitment to improving the human conditionthrough advanced science and technology.“Georgia Techs campus occupies 400 acres in theheart of the city of Atlanta, where more than 16,000undergraduate and graduate students receive afocused, technologically based education.” From www.gatech.edu/about-tech/index.php, 30 June 2007
  • 289. Gettysburg College (US)“Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-yearresidential college of liberal arts and sciences. Withapproximately 2,500 students, it is located on a200-acre campus adjacent to Gettysburg NationalMilitary Park in Pennsylvania. The college wasfounded in 1832.” From www.gettysburg.edu/news_events/news_detail.dot?inode=107061, 7 July 2006
  • 290. GigaVox Media Inc. (US)“Every day scores of educational, inspirational andentertaining conference sessions, lectures and otherspoken-word presentations are lost. They simplyevaporate because no one records them. Some ofthese presentations are by the greatest and mostinspiring minds of our time, and many would beimportant to people in the far reaches of the planet,if only they could hear them.“GigaVox Media captures presentations, processesthe recordings, and publishes them online for freeunder Creative Commons licenses.” From gigavox.com/our-mission/, 4 September 2006
  • 291. Goldwater Institute (US)“The Goldwater Institute is an independentgovernment watchdog supported by people who arecommitted to expanding free enterprise and liberty.The Institute develops innovative, principledsolutions to pressing issues facing the states andenforces constitutionally limited governmentthrough litigation. The Institute focuses its work onexpanding economic freedom and educationalopportunity, bringing transparency to government,and protecting the rights guaranteed to Americansby the U.S. and state constitutions. The GoldwaterInstitute was founded in 1988 with BarryGoldwater’s blessing.” From www.goldwaterinstitute.org/aboutgoldwater, 22 August 2010
  • 292. Google Inc. (US)“Googles mission is to make the worldsinformation universally accessible and useful.“As a first step to fulfilling that mission, Googlesfounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin developed anew approach to online search that took root in aStanford University dorm room and quickly spreadto information seekers around the globe. Google isnow widely recognized as the worlds largest searchengine -- an easy-to-use free service that usuallyreturns relevant results in a fraction of a second.” From www.google.com/corporate/index.html, 9 August 2004
  • 293. République Française (FR) Government of France“France today is one of the most modern countries in the world and is a leader among European nations. Since 1958, it has constructed a presidentialdemocracy resistant to the instabilities experienced in earlier parliamentary democracies. In recent years,its reconciliation and cooperation with Germany haveproved central to the economic integration of Europe … At present, France is at the forefront of European states seeking to exploit the momentum of monetary union to advance the creation of a more unified and capable European defense and security apparatus.” From www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/fr.html, 27 November 2004
  • 294. Graduate Management Admissions Council (US)“In 1953, the organization now called the GraduateManagement Admission Council® (GMAC®)began as an association of nine business schoolswhose goal was to develop a standardized test tohelp business schools select qualified applicants. …Initially used in admissions by 54 schools, theGMAT® is now used by more than 1,500 schoolsand 1,800 programs.”“GMAC® is composed of representatives fromleading business schools worldwide. As a not-for-profit education association, we are dedicated tocreating access to graduate management andprofessional education.” From www.gmac.com/gmac/aboutus/, 19 August 2007
  • 295. The Grant Company LLC (US)“iParadigm.com is the website maintained andoperated by The Grant Company, LLC. We arededicated to teaching organizations and individualshow to reach their fullest potential throughunderstanding and appreciation of their differingcommunication styles.The way in which you communicate has an affect onboth the internal operations of your business andthe relationships you have with your clients. TheGrant Companys business development system [iscalled] ‘Mining From WithinSM.’” From www.iparadigm.com/about/index.cfm, 12 August 2007
  • 296. The Grant Company LLC (US)“iParadigm.com is the website maintained andoperated by The Grant Company, LLC. We arededicated to teaching organizations and individualshow to reach their fullest potential throughunderstanding and appreciation of their differingcommunication styles.The way in which you communicate has an affect onboth the internal operations of your business andthe relationships you have with your clients. TheGrant Companys business development system [iscalled] ‘Mining From WithinSM.’” From www.iparadigm.com/about/index.cfm, 12 August 2007
  • 297. Guardian Media Group plc (UK)“Guardian Media Group plc is a UK media businesswith interests in national newspapers, communitynewspapers, magazines, radio and internetbusinesses. The company is wholly-owned by theScott Trust.”“We are very much a values-led company and seekto apply the journalistic principles of “honesty,integrity, courage, fairness and a sense of duty toour readers and the community” to the way wemanage our own economic role, our environmentalimpacts, and our social responsibilities.” From “Guardian Media Group and Corporate Social Responsibility,” 10 February 2006
  • 298. Hamline University (US)“One hundred fifty-three years ago, Methodistpioneers founded Hamline University as the firstinstitution of higher education in the state [ofMinnesota]. Today, Hamline is a high-quality,nationally ranked, comprehensive university withmore than 4,000 students in its undergraduatecollege, law school, and graduate schools.”“Hamlines mission is to create a diverse andcollaborative community of learners dedicated tothe development of students knowledge, values,and skills for successful lives of leadership,scholarship, and service. From www.hamline.edu/hamline_info/about_hamline/about_hamline.html, 12 April 2007
  • 299. Harris Interactive
  • 300. Harvard University (US)“Harvard is Americas oldest institution of higherlearning, founded 140 years before the Declarationof Independence was signed. Our mission, toadvance new ideas and promote enduringknowledge, has kept the University young. Westrive to create an academic environment in whichoutstanding students and scholars from around theworld are continually challenged and inspired to dotheir best possible work.”Lawrence H. Summers From http://www.president.harvard.edu/, 15 Jul 2003
  • 301. HarvestRoad Ltd. (AU)“Established in 1996 and publicly listed on theAustralian Stock Exchange (ASX:HRD) inSeptember 1999, HarvestRoad is a softwaredeveloper with its worldwide Headquarters inPerth, Western Australia.”“HarvestRoad develops specialised contentmanagement software for use in organisations thatimplement online learning and knowledgemanagement systems.” From www.harvestroad.com/about/index.cfm, 28 Aug 2005
  • 302. HEFCE [England] Higher Education Funding Council England“The Higher Education Funding Council forEngland (HEFCE) promotes and funds high-quality, cost-effective teaching and research inuniversities and colleges in England.”“The Higher Education Funding Council forEngland (HEFCE) distributes public money forteaching and research to universities and colleges.In doing so, it aims to promote high qualityeducation and research, within a financially healthysector. The Council also plays a key role in ensuringaccountability and promoting good practice.” From www.hefce.ac.uk, 7 March 2003
  • 303. HEKATE (US)Higher Education Knowledge and Technology ExchangeHEKATE is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) international exchangewhose mission is to help shape the next generation ofeducation products and services. HEKATEs goal is to offerinnovative, transcultural approaches for 21 st century learningenvironments. Its members almost 100 strong-are individualsand organizations involved in higher education, publishing,consulting, and research, as well as a broad array oftechnology vendors.HEKATE has two key operating advantages that distinguish itfrom other professional organizations: Technology transfer and commercialization An environment of openness, trust and collaboration among educators and vendors From http://www.hekate.org/about.html, 30 December 2002
  • 304. Her Majesty’s Courts Service (UK)“Her Majestys Courts Service (HMCS) is anexecutive agency of the Department forConstitutional Affairs (DCA). Our remit is to deliverjustice effectively and efficiently to the public.”“The Royal Courts of Justice … became thepermanent home of the Supreme Court. …TheSupreme Court consists of two courts: the HighCourt of Justice and the Court of Appeal.” From www.hmcourts-service.gov.uk/infoabout/rcj/history.htm, 27 December 2006
  • 305. The Heritage Foundation (US)“The Heritage Foundation is a unique institution-apublic policy research organization, or "thinktank". We draw solutions to contemporaryproblems from the ideas, principles and traditionsthat make America great.We are not afraid to begin our sentences with thewords "We believe," because we do believe: inindividual liberty, free enterprise, limitedgovernment, a strong national defense, andtraditional American values. From www.heritage.org/About/aboutHeritage.cfm, 30 June 2007
  • 306. The Globus Consortium“The Globus Consortium is a non-profitorganization formed by global computing leaderswho support the Globus Toolkit, the de factostandard for open source grid computinginfrastructure. With the full support of leadingenterprise hardware and software vendors, theoriginal pioneers of Grid, and the open source Griddevelopment community - The Globus Consortiumwill leverage its broad base of participants to furtheraccelerate the evolution of Grid in the enterprise.” From www.globusconsortium.org/, 15 July 2005
  • 307. Helsinki University of Technology (TKK) (FI) Teknillinen KorkeakouluThe university was “founded in 1849, and receiveduniversity status in 1908. It has twelve faculties.nine separate institutes.,19 degree programmes,250 professors, and 15 000 under- andpostgraduate students.” The university award “961Masters´ degrees awarded and 130 doctorates(2004). Total funding from state and other sourcesis Euros 225 million euros (2005).” From www.tkk.fi/General/nutshell.html, 20 April 2007
  • 308. HEPI [UK] Higher Education Policy InstituteThe aim of the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) is toensure as far as possible that higher education policydevelopment in the UK is informed by research and byknowledge of the experience of others. Its role is  to identify important policy issues in higher education;  to identify existing research and experience relevant to these issues, both in this country and overseas;  to identify further research which ought to be done to illuminate those issues, and persuade those with research budgets to sponsor or undertake that research; and most importantly  to inform policy makers (notably civil servants and politicians, journalists and academic decision makers) and the wider public about the issues, relevant experience and research. From http://www.hepi.ac.uk/mission.asp, 2 Jun 2003
  • 309. Hewlett Foundation William and Flora Hewlett Foundation“The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation makesgrants to address the most serious social andenvironmental problems facing society, where riskcapital, responsibly invested, may make a differenceover time. The Foundation places a high value onsustaining and improving institutions that makepositive contributions to society.” From www.hewlett.org/Default.htm, 9 March 2004
  • 310. Hewlett-Packard Development Co. L.P.“HP is a technology company that operates in morethan 170 countries around the world. We explorehow technology and services can help people andcompanies address their problems and challenges,and realize their possibilities, aspirations anddreams. We apply new thinking and ideas to createmore simple, valuable and trusted experiences withtechnology, continuously improving the way ourcustomers live and work.” From www.hp.com/hpinfo/abouthp/ , 20 April 2006
  • 311. Hitotsubashi University (JP)“Hitotsubashi University is a publicly fundeduniversity in Tokyo that specializes in the socialsciences. For 130 years Hitotsubashi graduates haveplayed leading roles in Japanese business, hencethe universitys motto "captains of industry." Today,our former students are also prominent in finance,government, politics and the media. The quality ofour research has been recognized internationally,and Hitotsubashi scholars maintain strong ties toindustry and government.” Hitotsubashi is anexcellent base for visiting researchers, offering awell-stocked library, a beautiful campus, and afriendly atmosphere.” From www.hit-u.ac.jp/guide/index-e.html, 25 May 2007
  • 312. HEFCE (UK) Higher Education Funding Council for England“Working in partnership, the Higher EducationFunding Council for England (HEFCE) promotesand funds high-quality, cost-effective teaching andresearch, meeting the diverse needs of students, theeconomy and society.” From www.hefce.ac.uk, 20 March 2005
  • 313. HR-XML Consortium, Inc. (US)The HR-XML Consortium is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to the developmentand promotion of a standard suite of XMLspecifications to enable e-business and theautomation of human resources-related dataexchanges. From http://www.hr-xml.org/channels/about.cfm, 6 January 2003
  • 314. Terms and ConditionsPermission to use, copy, modify, or redistribute thisWork and its documentation, with or withoutmodification, for any purpose and without fee or royaltyis hereby granted, provided that you include thefollowing on ALL copies of the software anddocumentation or portions thereof, includingmodifications, that you make:1. This notice: "Copyright © The HR-XML Consortium.All Rights Reserved. http://www.hr-xml.org"2. Notice of any changes or modifications to the The HR-XML Consortium files. From “Terms and Conditions,” May 22, 2002
  • 315. Human Resources and Social Development Canada (CA)“Human Resources and Social DevelopmentCanada (HRSDC) is a department of theGovernment of Canada. HRSDC’s mission is tobuild a stronger and more competitive Canada, tosupport Canadians in making choices that helpthem live productive and rewarding lives, and toimprove Canadians’ quality of life.“To do this, we: develop policies …, create programsand support initiatives …, create better outcomesfor Canadians …, and engage our employees,establish a healthy work environment, nurture aculture of teamwork, and build our leadershipcapacity.” From www.hrsdc.gc.ca/en/corporate/about_us/index.shtml, 19 January 2008
  • 316. Humboldt State University (US)“Everyone here—students, faculty, staff, andcommunity—is engaged in learning to make adifference. It is a daily, collective effort on behalf ofa premier institution that is devoted to the studyand preservation of the environment and its naturalresources.“Learning to make a difference means, of course,making a difference through scholarship andresearch, generating powerful new ideas andknowledge. But we also believe learning to make adifference includes using your skills and talents inways that move society in positive directions.” From www.humboldt.edu/~humboldt/about/574/our-vision, 24 April 2005Humbolt State University is one of the California State Universities
  • 317. IBM Corporation (US)“At IBM, we strive to lead in the creation,development and manufacture of the industrysmost advanced information technologies, includingcomputer systems, software, networking systems,storage devices and microelectronics.“And our worldwide network of IBM solutions andservices professionals translates these advancedtechnologies into business value for our customers.” http://www.ibm.com/ibm/us/, Aug 30, 2002
  • 318. Icodeon Ltd.“Icodeon creates the software required for Internetbased learning and knowledge managementsystems and was founded in the "Silicon Fen"around the University of Cambridge in 2004.“Taking advantage of advances in global agreementsfor educational technology standardization, Icodeonhelps organizations extend and improve thefeatures of their existing e-learning systems.“As global agreement on education technologystandards advances, Icodeon will be exploring howeducation technology adds value to Internationaland Multicultural Education.” Fromwww.icodeon.com/index.html, 3 August 2004
  • 319. Idaho State University (US) “Idaho State University is a state institution atPocatello, a metropolitan area of about 55,000nestled in the mountains of southeastern Idaho.ISUs top-flight academic programs include:Nationally recognized courses of study in business,pharmacy and the health professions, TeacherEducation, Engineering, Arts and Sciences, andApplied technology training through the College ofTechnology that prepares students for employmentin business and industry.”ISU provides …educational services … also at ISUcenters in Idaho Falls, Twin Falls and Boise, and tooutlying communities via state-of-the-artcompressed and IP audio/video video technology. From www.isu.edu/aboutisu.shtml, 11 January 2007
  • 320. IFX Forum, Inc. (US) Interactive Financial eXchange Forum“The Interactive Financial eXchange Forum was formedin 1997 to create a messaging standard for financialservices that would address the challenges faced with theadvent of network-based computing models. Based onthe work previously done by the Open FinancialExchange (OFX) and IBM/Integrion GOLD standard,the Forum proceeded to re-invest all of the knowledgegained from those standards to design a next generationXML standard that would be usable in many types ofenvironments, extensible to cover many types offinancial transactions and globally focused in recognitionof the increase need to communicate around the world.” From www.ifxforum.org/ifxforum.org/about/index.cfm, 2 October 2003
  • 321. Illinois Board of Higher Education (US)“The General Assembly and Governor Otto Kernercreated the Board of Higher Education in 1961 toplan and coordinate Illinois system of colleges anduniversities at a time when enrollments in post-secondary education were taking flight. The goalwas to create an agency with the expertise,credibility, and statewide perspective to map anefficient and orderly course for the dramatic growthof higher education then underway.” From www.ibhe.org/AboutBHE/default.htm, 19 December 2006
  • 322. Illinois Community College Board (US)“The Illinois Community College Board, as the statecoordinating board for community colleges,administers the Public Community College Act in amanner that maximizes the ability of thecommunity colleges to serve their communities. Asan integral part of the states system of highereducation, community colleges are committed toproviding high-quality, accessible, cost-effectiveeducational opportunities for the individuals andcommunities they serve. ICCB offices are located inSpringfield, Chicago, and Herrin.” From www.iccb.state.il.us, 21 December 2006
  • 323. Imperial College (UK)“Imperial College embodies and delivers world classscholarship, education and research in science,engineering and medicine, with particular regard totheir application in industry, commerce andhealthcare. We foster interdisciplinary workinginternally and collaborate widely externally.”Strategic intent and mission: To remain amongstthe top tier of scientific, engineering and medicalresearch and teaching institutions in the world., Todevelop our range of academic activities to meet thechanging needs of society, industry and healthcare. From www3.imperial.ac.uk/aboutimperial/strategicintentandmission, 27 October 2006
  • 324. InCommon LLC (US)“The mission of the InCommon Federation is tocreate and support a common framework fortrustworthy shared management of access to on-line resources in support of education and researchin the United States. To achieve its mission,InCommon will facilitate development of acommunity-based common trust fabric sufficient toenable participants to make appropriate decisionsabout access control information provided to themby other participants. InCommon is intended toenable production-level end-user access to a widevariety of protected resources.” From www.incommonfederation.org/about.cfm, 25 January 2009
  • 325. Information Management Specialists, Inc. (US)“Information Management Specialists, Inc., aprivately held corporation, was incorporated in theState of Alabama in April 1979 and does business asInforms.“Today, Informs offers the most powerfulorganization-wide purchasing system on themarket. Our staff has grown from just a few peopleto a staff of around 60 personnel. Since itsfounding, Informs has steadily grown and provenitself as a quality software provider.” From www.informs.com/Company_Profile.htm, 19 April 2006
  • 326. Information Technology andInnovation Foundation (ITIF) (US)“The Information Technology and InnovationFoundation (ITIF) is a non-partisan research andeducational institute – a think tank – whosemission is to formulate and promote public policiesto advance technological innovation andproductivity internationally, in Washington, and inthe states. Recognizing the vital role of technologyin ensuring prosperity, ITIF focuses on innovation,productivity, and digital economy issues.” From www.itif.org/content/about-us, 14 March 2010
  • 327. Inside Higher Ed (US)“Inside Higher Ed [is] the online source for news,opinion and jobs for all of higher education.”“Inside Higher Ed was founded in 2004 by threeexecutives with decades of expertise in highereducation journalism and recruitment. We believedthat higher education was evolving quickly andradically, and that the time was right for newmodels of providing information and career servicesfor professionals in academe.” From insidehighered.com/about_us, 5 May 2007
  • 328. Institute for International Education (US)“An independent nonprofit founded in 1919, IIE isamong the worlds largest and most experiencedinternational education and training organizations.We are committed to delivering program excellenceto a diverse range of participants, sponsors, and d“Our Mission: Promoting closer educationalrelations between the people of the United Statesand those of other countries. Strengthening andlinking institutions of higher learning globally.”From www.iie.org/Template.cfm?Section=Mission_and_Profile&Template=/ContentManagement/HTMLDisplay.cfm&ContentID=23228, 31 May 2008
  • 329. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (US) “A non-profit organization, IEEE is the worldsleading professional association for theadvancement of technology.“The IEEE name was originally an acronym for theInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers,Inc. Today, the organizations scope of interest hasexpanded into so many related fields, that it issimply referred to by the letters I-E-E-E(pronounced Eye-triple-E).” From www.ieee.org/web/aboutus/home/index.html, 10 February 2008
  • 330. Intelligent Television, Inc. (US)“Intelligent Television is a new nonfiction mediacompany. … Intelligent Television producestelevision and video programs, films, and radio inclose association with museums, libraries, archives,and universities.“Intelligent Television works with the world’sleading directors, producers, and cinematographersin these productions. The company closely involvesscholars, curators, librarians, archivists, students,and the public in its work, and is committed todeveloping best practices — editorial, legal,technological, financial — for educationalproductions.” From www.intelligenttelevision.com/index2.html, 30 September 2007
  • 331. International Association for K-12 Online Learning (US) iNACOL“We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) membershipassociation based in the Washington, DC area withover 3,600 members. We are unique; our membersrepresent a diverse cross-section of K-12 educationfrom school districts, charter schools, stateeducation agencies, non-profit organizations,research institutions, corporate entities and othercontent & technology providers.”[We] “Support activities and policies that removebarriers and support effective online education.Facilitate, conduct and disseminate research,identify promising practices, and develop nationalK-12 online learning quality standards.” From www.inacol.org, 13 November 2010
  • 332. International Digital Publishing Forum (US)“The International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF)is a trade and standards organization dedicated tothe development and promotion of electronicpublishing.“The work of the IDPF will foster and promote thedevelopment of electronic publishing applicationsand products that will benefit creators of content,makers of reading systems and consumers.“The IDPF welcomes book, magazine, journal andnewspaper publishers, booksellers, softwaredevelopers, authors and other groups interested indigital reading to join our organization. From www.idpf.org/about.htm, 24 August 2007
  • 333. International Open Source Network“The International Open Source Network (IOSN) is aCenter of Excellence for FOSS [Free/Open SourceSoftware] in the Asia-Pacific Region. It shapes itsactivities around FOSS technologies and applications.Via a small secretariat, the IOSN is tasked specificallyto facilitate and network FOSS advocates and humanresources in the region. The secretariat will: Serve as aclearinghouse for information on FOSS in Asia-Pacific, Strengthen current FOSS capacities, Assistwith the development of needed toolkits andresource materials, including localization efforts,[and] Assist in the coordination of FOSSprogrammes and initiatives through informationsharing and networking in the Asia-Pacific region.” From http://www.iosn.net/about/, 15 August 2004
  • 334. Indiana University“The mission of the Indiana University is to providehigh quality educational opportunities for men andwomen from Indiana and throughout the worldthrough a community of scholars actively engagedin teaching, research and public service.” From www.indiana.edu/~nextpres/mission.shtml, 17 Jul 2003IU was established in 1820 in Bloomington,Indiana. There are now eight IU campuses locatedthroughout the state of Indiana. For fall semester2000-01, the all-campus enrollment was 93,775students (graduate and undergraduate). From newsinfo.iu.edu/web/page/normal/4.html, 17 Jul 2003
  • 335. IMS Global Learning Consortium, Inc. (US)“IMS Global Learning Consortium, Inc. (IMS) isdeveloping and promoting open specifications forfacilitating online distributed learning activitiessuch as locating and using educational content,tracking learner progress, reporting learnerperformance, and exchanging student recordsbetween administrative systems.”“IMS has two key goals: Defining the technicalspecifications for interoperability of applicationsand services in distributed learning, and supportingthe incorporation of the IMS specifications intoproducts and services worldwide.” www.imsproject.org, July 24, 2002
  • 336. Industry Canada (CA) Industrie Canada“The Departments mission is to foster a growing,competitive, knowledge-based Canadian economy.“The Department works with Canadians throughoutthe economy and in all parts of the country toimprove conditions for investment, improveCanadas innovation performance, increaseCanadas share of global trade and build a fair,efficient and competitive marketplace.” From www.ic.gc.ca/epic/site/ic1.nsf/en/h_00007e.html, 23 March 2008
  • 337. The Institute for Access & Success (US)“An independent, nonprofit organization, theInstitute for College Access & Success works tomake higher education more available andaffordable for people of all backgrounds. Byconducting and supporting nonpartisan research,analysis, and advocacy, the Institute aims toimprove the processes and public policies that canpave the way to successful educational outcomes forstudents and for society.” From http://ticas.org/about.vp.html, 25 April 2009
  • 338. Institute for Higher Education Policy“The mission of the Institute for Higher EducationPolicy is to foster access and success inpostsecondary education through public policyresearch and other activities that inform andinfluence the policymaking process.“Founded in 1993, the Institute informs thepolicymaking process in collaboration with U.S.state, federal, and institutional level partners, andinternationally in countries such as South Africa,Mozambique, and Russia.” From www.ihep.com/Org.php?parm=FactSheet.html, 26 March 2004
  • 339. instructional media + magic, inc. (US)instructional media + magic, inc. develops standards-basedmultimedia courseware for colleges and universities, and thesupporting information technology infrastructure. Based onits research, im+m develops multimedia-rich classroompresentations and on-line courses leading to improvedstudent retention and performance.Partnering with faculty, im+m leverages media and course-development expertise in authoring standards-basedcourseware. Focusing on undergraduate courses, im+mcombines access to extensive copyright-free materials and inhouse production of instructional audio and video togetherwith faculty authored course materials to create media-richon-line interactive courseware.
  • 340. Copyright NoticeThese documents and translations of them may be copied andfurnished to others, and derivative works that comment on orotherwise explain it or assist in its implementation may beprepared, copied, published and distributed, in whole or inpart, without restriction of any kind, provided that thecopyright notice is included on all such copies and derivativeworks. However, documents may not be modified in any way,such as by removing the copyright notice or references toinstructional media + magic, inc., except as required totranslate it into languages other than English. The limitedpermissions granted above are perpetual and will not berevoked by instructional media + magic, inc. or its successorsor assigns.
  • 341. IDG International Data Group“International Data Group (IDG) is the worldsleading technology media, research, and eventcompany. A privately-held company, IDG publishesmore than 300 magazines and newspapersincluding Bio-IT World, CIO, CSO, Computerworld,GamePro, InfoWorld, Network World, and PCWorld. The company features the largest network oftechnology-specific Web sites with more than 400around the world. IDG is also a leading producer ofmore than 170 computer-related events worldwideincluding LinuxWorld Conference & Expo,Macworld Conference & Expo, DEMO, and IDCDirections. IDC provides global market researchand advice through offices in 50 countries.” From www.idg.com/www/home.nsf/AboutIDGForm?OpenForm&region=WW, 24 April 2005
  • 342. International Digital Publishing Forum (US)“The International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF)is a trade and standards organization dedicated tothe development and promotion of electronicpublishing.“The work of the IDPF will foster and promote thedevelopment of electronic publishing applicationsand products that will benefit creators of content,makers of reading systems and consumers.“The IDPF welcomes book, magazine, journal andnewspaper publishers, booksellers, softwaredevelopers, authors and other groups interested indigital reading to join our organization. From www.idpf.org/about.htm, 24 August 2007
  • 343. International Institute of Infonomics“The International Institute of Infonomics has beenset up by the University of Maastricht, the‘Hogeschool Zuyd’ (a cluster of regional universitiesof professional education), and internationalinstitutes such as MERIT and the MaastrichtMcLuhan Institute.”“Infonomics is defined as the interdisciplinaryscience studying the digitisation of society. Theinstitute brings together insights from a variety offields, ranging from anthropology, linguistics, law,mathematics, to communication science, sociology,economics and business studies.” From http://www.infonomics.nl/, 27 March 2003
  • 344. Internet Engineering Task Force (US)“The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) is a large openinternational community of network designers, operators,vendors, and researchers concerned with the evolution of theInternet architecture and the smooth operation of theInternet. It is open to any interested individual.”“The IETF working groups are grouped into areas… The ADs[Area Directors] are members of the Internet EngineeringSteering Group (IESG). Providing architectural oversight isthe Internet Architecture Board, (IAB). The IAB alsoadjudicates appeals when someone complains that the IESGhas failed. The IAB and IESG are chartered by the InternetSociety (ISOC) for these purposes. The General Area Directoralso serves as the chair of the IESG and of the IETF, and is anex-officio member of the IAB.” From www.ietf.org, July 23, 2002
  • 345. Copyright NoticeCopyright (C) The Internet Society (2002). All RightsReserved.“This document and translations of it may be copied and furnished toothers, and derivative works that comment on or otherwise explain itor assist in its implementation may be prepared, copied, publishedand distributed, in whole or in part, without restriction of any kind,provided that the above copyright notice and this paragraph areincluded on all such copies and derivative works. However, thisdocument itself may not be modified in any way, such as by removingthe copyright notice or references to the Internet Society or otherInternet organizations, except as needed for the purpose ofdeveloping Internet standards in which case the procedures forcopyrights defined in the Internet Standards process must befollowed, or as required to translate it into languages other thanEnglish. The limited permissions granted above are perpetual andwill not be revoked by the Internet Society or its successors orassigns.” Scott Bradner, RFC 2026, October 1996
  • 346. Copyright Notice“Public documents on the W3C site are provided by the copyright holders under the following license.The software or Document Type Definitions (DTDs) associated with W3C specifications are governedby the Software Notice. By using and/or copying this document, or the W3C document from which thisstatement is linked, you (the licensee) agree that you have read, understood, and will comply with thefollowing terms and conditions:“Permission to use, copy, and distribute the contents of this document, or the W3C document fromwhich this statement is linked, in any medium for any purpose and without fee or royalty is herebygranted, provided that you include the following on ALL copies of the document, or portions thereof,that you use: 1. A link or URL to the original W3C document. 2. The pre-existing copyright notice of the original author, or if it doesnt exist, a notice of the form: "Copyright © [$date-of-document] World Wide Web Consortium, (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique, Keio University). All Rights Reserved. http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Legal/" (Hypertext is preferred, but a textual representation is permitted.) 3. If it exists, the STATUS of the W3C document.“When space permits, inclusion of the full text of this NOTICE should be provided. We request thatauthorship attribution be provided in any software, documents, or other items or products that youcreate pursuant to the implementation of the contents of this document, or any portion thereof.“No right to create modifications or derivatives of W3C documents is granted pursuant to this license.However, if additional requirements (documented in the Copyright FAQ) are satisfied, the right tocreate modifications or derivatives is sometimes granted by the W3C to individuals complying withthose requirements.” www.w3.org/Consortium/Legal/copyright-documents-19990405, July 24, 2002
  • 347. The Internet Society (US)“The Internet SOCiety (ISOC) is a professionalmembership society with more than 100organization and over 20,000 individual membersin over 180 countries. It provides leadership inaddressing issues that confront the future of theInternet, and is the organization home for thegroups responsible for Internet infrastructurestandards, including the Internet Engineering TaskForce (IETF) and the Internet Architecture Board(IAB).” From www.isoc.org/isoc/, 6 October 2006
  • 348. Internet2“Internet2 is a consortium being led by 200 universitiesworking in partnership with industry and government todevelop and deploy advanced network applications andtechnologies, accelerating the creation of tomorrowsInternet. Internet2 is recreating the partnership amongacademia, industry and government that fostered today´s Internet in its infancy.“The primary goals of Internet2 are to: Create a leadingedge network capability for the national researchcommunity, enable revolutionary Internet applications,[and] ensure the rapid transfer of new network servicesand applications to the broader Internet community.” From http://www.internet2.edu/about/aboutinternet2.html, 27 Mar 2003
  • 349. International Organization for Standardization ISO (XN)“The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is aworldwide federation of national standards bodies from morethan 140 countries, one from each country.“ISO is a non-governmental organization established in 1947.The mission of ISO is to promote the development ofstandardization and related activities in the world with a viewto facilitating the international exchange of goods andservices, and to developing cooperation in the spheres ofintellectual, scientific, technological and economic activity.“ISOs work results in international agreements which arepublished as International Standards.” From http://www.iso.org/iso/en/aboutiso/introduction/whatisISO.html, 15 February 2003
  • 350. Copyright Notice“All ISO publications are protected by copyright. Thereforeand unless otherwise specified, no part of an ISO publicationmay be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means,electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, microfilm,scanning, without permission in writing from the publisher.”The official standards are available as paper documents orAdobe PDF (portable document format) files, with a visiblewatermark identifying the licensee, from the ISO.The standards here are excerpts, drafts, or source codes (e.g.for codes) available for open publication. Official documentscan be obtained from the ISO Secretariat at ISO, 1, rue deVarembé, CH-1211 Geneva 20, Switzerland or in the U.S. fromthe American National Standards Institute, 25 West 43rdStreet, Fourth Floor, New York, NY 10036, in the U.K. fromBritish Standards Institution, 389 Chiswick High RoadGB-LONDON W4 4AL, and in France from Associationfrançaise de normalisation,11, avenue Francis de Pressensé,F-93571 Saint Denis La Plaine CEDEX.
  • 351. IONA Technologies plc (IE)“IONA was founded in 1991 in Dublin, Ireland. Wehave a history of providing distributed, standards-based solutions to IT organizations with complex,heterogeneous computing environments andchallenging integration problems. We have a provenrecord of industry leadership and continuousproduct improvement.“We make software work together so our customerscan make better decisions, run their businessesmore efficiently and improve their businessresults.” From www.iona.com/info/aboutus/?WT.mc_id=1234552, 8 Jul 2007
  • 352. Iowa State University“Iowa State University of Science and Technology isa public land-grant institution serving the people ofIowa, the nation, and the world through itsinterrelated programs of instruction, research,extension, and professional service. With aninstitutional emphasis upon areas related to scienceand technology, the University carries out itstraditional mission of discovering, developing,disseminating, and preserving knowledge.“As an integral part of the learning process, IowaState University fosters the discovery anddissemination of new knowledge by supportingresearch, scholarship, and creative activity.” Fact Book 2002-2003, Iowa State University, 2003, p. 2
  • 353. iParadigms LLC (US)“The iParadigms team is a group of dedicatedprofessionals that includes award-winning teachers,graphic designers, computer scientists, andbusiness professionals working together to stop thespread of internet plagiarism and promote newtechnologies in education. Our offices are located inOakland, California.”Products include TurnItIn, and iThenticate.iParadigms also operates the websitePlagiarism.org. From www.iparadigms.com/about_us/, 11 August 2007
  • 354. IP Australia (AU)“IP Australia is the Australian Government agencyresponsible for administering patents, trade marks,designs and Plant Breeder’s Rights.“By granting these rights, and contributing to theimprovement of Australian and international IPsystems, IP Australia is supporting Australiaseconomic development.“IP Australia incorporates the Patent, Designs,Trade Marks and Plant Breeder’s Rights (PBR)Offices. It is a prescribed agency within theDepartment of Industry, Tourism and Resources(ITR) but operates independently and reportsdirectly to the Minister.” From www.ipaustralia.gov.au/about/whatis.shtml, 7 August 2006
  • 355. IP.com, Inc. (US)“IP.com was founded to fill a growing void in thetools available to the intellectual propertycommunity. Our initial product, the IP.com PriorArt Database, was created to provide companieswith a fast and effective, centralized outlet forpublishing and searching technical disclosures.Since its inception, the IP.com Prior Art Databasehas continued to grow, attracting such high-profileclients as IBM, General Electric, Motorola, AbbottLaboratories, and Eastman Kodak (to name a few).” From www.ip.com/about.jsp, 29 September 2006
  • 356. iStrategy LLC (US) dba iStrategy Solutions“iStrategy Solutions is the leading provider ofhigher education analytic reporting and datawarehouse solutions. Founded in 1999, iStrategyLLC is a privately held firm based in Owings Mills,MD. iStrategys management team has beenworking in the data warehousing and businessintelligence space for over fifteen (15) years. OurHigherEd Analytics design team has years ofexperience designing first class analytic applicationsin a wide range of industries and are experts in thefield of business intelligence.” From www.istrategysolutions.com/About_iStrategy.html, 8 February, 2011
  • 357. Ithaka Harbors Inc. (US)“Ithaka is a newly formed not-for-profit organizationwith a mission to accelerate the productive uses ofinformation technologies for the benefit of highereducation around the world. In pursuing this mission,Ithaka engages in four primary areas of activity: 1.incubating promising projects with a goal of creatingsustainable not-for-profit enterprises; 2. providingadministrative and technological services that can beshared by affiliated entities to increase effectiveness,lower costs and allow affiliates to focus efforts onmission-related activities; 3. conducting research tosupport the cost recovery goals of the affiliated entitiesas well as to inform the broader higher educationcommunity about the impact of electronic technologies;and 4. providing advisory services to organizations notdirectly affiliated with Ithaka.” From www.ithaka.org/about/mission.htm, 6 January 2006
  • 358. IT Conversations (US)“IT [Information Technology] Conversations is alistener- and underwriter-supported network ofhigh-end tech talk-radio interviews, discussions andpresentations from major conferences delivered liveand on-demand via the Internet. It began as a one-person labor of love. Doug Kaye is ITCs originalhost, producer, developer, writer, interviewer andengineer. He launched IT Conversations in June2003 and still produces many of the sitesprograms.” From www.itconversations.com/about.html, 9 August 2005
  • 359. JA-SIG Collaborative (US)“The Java in Administration Special Interest Group (JA-SIG)is an independent organization designed to increase the flowof information between educational institutions andcompanies involved in the development of administrativeapplications using Java technology. Today, with the benefit ofobject oriented technology and Java, we have a greatopportunity in higher education to do things better ascolleagues. The purpose of JA-SIG is, first, to share ourexperiences as we build applications with Java, and second, todevelop a common infrastructure upon which we can buildshareable components. We welcome the participation of botheducational institutions and commercial enterprises in thiseffort.” www.JA-SIG.org, September 14, 2002
  • 360. Java.net“java.net is the realization of a vision of a diversegroup of engineers, researchers, technologists, andevangelists at Sun Microsystems, Inc. to provide acommon area for interesting conversations andinnovative development projects related to Java™technology. The community continues to grow withindustry associations, software vendors,universities, and individual developers andhobbyists joining every day. As they meet, shareideas, and use the sites collaboration tools, thecommunities they form will uncover synergies andcreate new solutions that render Java technologyeven more valuable.” From www.java.net/about.csp, 4 August 2004
  • 361. JBoss Inc. (US)“JBoss Inc.s mission is to revolutionize the wayenterprise middleware software is built, distributed, andsupported through the Professional Open Source model.We are committed to delivering innovative and highquality technology and services that make JBoss the safechoice for enterprises and software providers.”“JBoss®, Inc. pioneered the disruptive ProfessionalOpen Source model, which combines the best of theopen source and proprietary software worlds to makeopen source a safe choice for the enterprise and giveCIOs peace of mind. This includes the royalty-freesoftware, transparent development and activecommunity inherent in open source and theaccountability and professional support servicesexpected of a traditional software vendor.” From http://www.jboss.org/company/index , 31 December 2005
  • 362. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (US)“John Wiley & Sons, Inc., aspires to be a valued andrespected provider of products and services thatmake important contributions to advances inknowledge and understanding, a role that isessential to progress in a healthy and prosperoussociety. While fulfilling this role, we strive to buildlasting, collaborative relationships with all of ourstakeholders. We are dedicated to sustainingWiley’s performance-driven culture, which requiresour unwavering commitment to the higheststandard of ethical behavior and integrity ineverything we do.”From www.wiley.com/legacy/annual_reports/ar_2006/vision.html, 20 December 2006
  • 363. Johns Hopkins University“The Johns Hopkins University opened Feb. 22,1876, with the inauguration of its first president,Daniel Coit Gilman. "What are we aiming at?"Gilman asked in his installation address. "Theencouragement of research ... and the advancementof individual scholars, who by their excellence willadvance the sciences they pursue, and the societywhere they dwell." Gilman “…established a researchuniversity, dedicated not just to advancing studentsknowledge but also to advancing the state of humanknowledge generally, through research andscholarship.” From webapps.jhu.edu/jhuniverse/information_about_hopkins/ about_jhu/a_brief_history_of_jhu/index.cfm, 23 March 2004
  • 364. Joint Information Systems Committee (UK)“The Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) is astrategic advisory committee working on behalf of the fundingbodies for further and higher education (FE and HE) inEngland, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It also worksin partnership with the Research Councils.“The JISC promotes the innovative application and use ofinformation systems and information technology in FE andHE across the UK by providing vision and leadership andfunding the network infrastructure, Information andCommunications Technology (ICT) and information services,development projects and high quality materials foreducation. Its central role ensures that the uptake of newtechnologies and methods is cost-effective, comprehensiveand well focused.” www.jisc.ac.uk/about.html, 29 Nov 2002
  • 365. JSTOR (US)“In the broadest sense, JSTORs mission is to help thescholarly community take advantage of advances ininformation technologies. In pursuing this mission,JSTOR has adopted a system-wide perspective, takinginto account the sometimes conflicting needs of libraries,publishers, and scholars.”JSTORs goals include the following: To build a reliableand comprehensive archive of important scholarlyjournal literature, To improve dramatically access, Tohelp fill gaps in collections, To address preservationissues, To reduce long-term capital and operating costs,To assist scholarly associations and publishers, and Tostudy the impact of providing electronic access on theuse of these scholarly materials. From www.jstor.org/about/mission.html, 5 January 2006
  • 366. Kaiser Family Foundation“The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation is a non-profit, private operating foundation focusing on themajor health care issues facing the nation. TheFoundation is an independent voice and source offacts and analysis for policymakers, the media, thehealth care community, and the general public.“KFF develops and runs its own research andcommunications programs, often in partnershipwith outside organizations. The Foundationcontracts with a wide range of outside individualsand organizations through its programs.” www.kff.org/about/index.cfm, 6 June 2005
  • 367. Kaplan University (US)“Kaplan University is a different kind of university— a different school of thoughtSM. We believe thetalent of thousands of nontraditional students hasbeen ignored for far too long. By an educationalsystem thats stuck in the past, in dire need ofchange. Thats why were rewriting the rules ofeducation. Through technology, a student-centricapproach, and professors with real-worldexperience, were providing a rigorous educationthat helps students like you study wherever,whenever. Online. On campus. On your terms. AtKaplan University, we believe talent comes beforetradition. In fact, it comes first.” From talent.kaplan.edu/kaplan-university.aspx. 9 February 2010
  • 368. Karlstads Universitet (SE)“Karlstad University is a vibrant education andmultidisciplinary research community of about10,000 students and 270 doctoral students. TheUniversity employs a little over 1,100 staff, 70percent of whom are highly qualified lecturers andresearchers.”Unlike many traditional universities, KarlstadUniversity is a single-campus university, somethingwhich supports integration, academic border-crossings, and exchange of ideas, all of which takeplace in extremely attractive and modern learningenvironments.” From www.kau.se/about/index.lasso, 5 May 2006
  • 369. Katholieke Universiteit Leuven“Founded in 1425, the K.U.Leuven is a FlemishUniversity of Catholic signature with an internationalorientation. It has the legal statute of privateinstitution. As a university it is an academicinstitution where research that opens up newhorizons and knowledge transfer are both essentialand complementary. As a university it distinguishesitself from other research centres by its autonomousstatement of problems, by the disinterested characterof its fundamental research, by its focus on educationand by the fact that within its walls it encompassesalmost all academic disciplines.” From www.kuleuven.ac.be/english/about/mission_statement.htm, 12 January 2005
  • 370. Ken Sall Consulting (US)“XML Technology” From kensall.com (cached). 19 March 2006
  • 371. Lexington Institute (US)It is the goal of the Lexington Institute to inform,educate, and shape the public debate of nationalpriorities in those areas that are of surpassingimportance to the future success of democracy, suchas national security, education reform, tax reform,immigration and federal policy concerning scienceand technology. By promoting Americas ability toproject power around the globe we not only defendthe homeland of democracy, but also sustain theinternational stability in which other free-marketdemocracies can thrive. From www.lexingtoninstitute.org/main.asp?page=1132, 3 January 2009
  • 372. KION spa (IT)“KION A CINECA COMPANY“KION è un’azienda creata da Cineca per laprogettazione e la realizzazione di applicazioni esoluzioni a valore aggiunto nell’area dei sistemiinformativi per le università. KION opera inparticolare nell’area dell’amministrazione e delladidattica e dei servizi per gli studenti e i docenti. Isoftware gestionali attualmente commercializzatiESSE3 e GISS sono i più diffusi fra le Universitàitaliane.” From www2.kion.it/index.php, 15 November 2007
  • 373. Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics (US)“Since 1989, the Knight Commission has been theprimary change agent in college sports reform. As aresult of the commission’s efforts, significant strideshave been made to reconnect college sports with theeducational mission of American colleges anduniversities. Among the commission’srecommendations adopted by the NCAA are thefollowing:• Improved academic standards for athletes• Presidential control over NCAA decisions• The principle that at minimum, 50 percent ofplayers on all college teams should earn theirdegrees. From www.knightcommission.org/welcome/, 8 October 2007
  • 374. Kuali Foundation (US)“The Kuali Foundation is a non-profit organizationresponsible for sustaining and evolving acomprehensive suite of administrative software thatmeets the needs of all Carnegie Class institutions.Its members are colleges, universities, andinterested organizations that share a commonvision of open, modular, and distributed systems fortheir software requirements. The goal of Kuali is tobring the proven functionality of legacy applicationsto the ease and universality of online services.” From kuali.org/about/index.shtml, 28 October 2006
  • 375. LAMS Foundation (AU)“The LAMS Foundation is a not-for-profitorganisation that manages research anddevelopment into LAMS and the concepts ofLearning Design. The Foundation is based atMacquarie University, Australia as part of theMacquarie E-learning Centre of Excellence(MELCOE), under the leadership of ProfessorJames Dalziel (Director of MELCOE and inventor ofLAMS). The LAMS Foundation collaborates withLAMS International to foster the adoption andimplementation of LAMS across all educationsectors.” lamsfoundation.org, 3 June 2005
  • 376. Language Analysis Systems, Inc. (US)“Language Analysis Systems is a privately heldcompany, founded in 1984 by Dr. Leonard Shaeferand Dr. Jack Hermansen. The company was theproduct of their extensive research and analysis ofthe linguistic and computational properties ofpersonal names, based on their work at GeorgetownUniversity and as consultants to various U.S.Government agencies and technology firms.“Today, LAS is focused on supplying its multi-cultural name recognition products to internationalgovernment and commercial clients with mission-critical name matching problems.” www.las-inc.com/company.shtml, 27 October 2003
  • 377. Lancaster University (UK)Lancaster University is consistently rated as one ofthe top 10 UK universities. It was recently ranked asthe top university in the North West of England.The University received its Charter in 1964. It wasone of the new generation of universitiesestablished to meet the demands of a rapidlychanging world. There were a number of newconcepts and principles incorporated into itsdesign. New subjects were pioneered and thebreaking out of traditional educational boundariesand activities was embraced. The Universityscontribution to education and training in business,industry and commerce is both innovative andimpressive. From www.lancs.ac.uk/business/, 10 July 2006.
  • 378. Learning Education Training Systems Interoperability (US)“LETSI (Learning-Education-Training SystemsInteroperability) is an international non-profitfederation dedicated to improving individual andorganizational learning and performance.“LETSI intends to: … Advance the adoption, use,and evolution of interoperable, internally-acceptedstandards, specifications, and guidelines ("referencemodels") for learning, education, and training(LET), … And Provide or sponsor LET-relatedservices, publications, collaborative forums,professional events, and technology development.” From www.letsi.org/letsi/display/welcome/About+LETSI, 9 February 2008
  • 379. League for Innovation League for Innovation in the Community College“The League is an international organizationdedicated to catalyzing the community collegemovement. We host conferences and institutes,develop Web resources, conduct research, producepublications, provide services, and lead projects andinitiatives with our member colleges, corporatepartners, and other agencies in our continuingefforts to make a positive difference for studentsand communities.” From www.league.org/league/about/about_main.htm, 16 January 2005
  • 380. League of European Research Universities (BE)“The League of European Research Universities(LERU) was founded in 2002 as an association oftwelve research-intensive universities sharing thevalues of high-quality teaching within anenvironment of internationally competitiveresearch. In 2006 membership was extended to 20,and in 2010 to 22 institutions.”“LERUs secretariat, known as the LERU Office, isbased at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven inBelgium. The Secretary-General is the head of theOffice.” From www.leru.org, 15 May 2010
  • 381. Learning Content eXchange Inc. (US)“Learning Content eXchange envisions a worldwhere students and learners, their instructors andtrainers can review and select from a wide variety ofdigital learning experiences—a place where allpublishers can market their digital learning contentto a broadbase of purchasers and purchaseinfluencers. Content consumers can buy frommultiple publishers in a single transaction. Contentdevelopers can reach a wide audience—connectingwith buyers that can purchase your content simplyand easily. All within a single, standards-basedexchange environment.” From www.lcxcorp.com/vision.html, 3 February 2007
  • 382. Learning Point Associates (US)“Learning Point Associates was founded on theexpertise gained from the work completed for theNorth Central Regional Educational Laboratory®since 1984. This tradition of excellence willcontinue with the newly awarded contract for theRegional Educational Laboratory Midwest—a newname for a new scope of work.” From www.learningpt.org/, 28 December 2006“The NCLB Implementation Center at LearningPoint Associates is sponsored by the U.S.Department of Education … and throughcongressional earmarks from U.S. RepresentativesJudy Biggert (R-Illinois) and Mark Kirk (R-Illinois).”
  • 383. Learning Tree International (US)“Learning Tree International is a world leader inhands-on training for Management and TechnologyProfessionals. Since 1974, over 1,700,000 courseparticipants from over 13,000 organizations aroundthe world have enhanced their skills throughintensive hands-on exercises under the guidance ofexpert instructors with real-world experience.“Virtually every major company and governmentagency has relied on Learning Tree to provide itsmanagers and employees with the skills they needto succeed in their job functions.” From www.learningtree.com/info/about-us.htm, 26 September 2007
  • 384. LearningMate Solutions Pvt. Ltd. (IN)“LearningMate was founded by a team ofexperienced eLearning practitioners at its helm.They bring together backgrounds in educationtechnology, software product development, andbusiness development.”“Content Development at LearningMate isinnovative and subject-matter focused. Ourexpertise and experience ensure larger volumes ofricher and relevant instructional content optimallydelivered, in the required medium, for maximumadvantage.” From www.learningmate.com/managementteam.htm, 6 October 2007
  • 385. LexisNexis Group (US)“LexisNexis™ online legal research system,launched in 1973, exemplifies the leadership andinnovation that LexisNexis employees and theircompanies around the world have demonstrated forhundreds of years.”“This year marks the 30th anniversary of the launchof the first full-text legal information service onApril 2, 1973.” From www.lexisnexis.com/about/, 24 March 2004 A division of Reed Elsevier plc From www.lexisnexis.com/about/, 17 February 2005
  • 386. Liberty Alliance Project (US)“The role of the Liberty Alliance Project … is tosupport the development, deployment andevolution of an open, interoperable standard forfederated network identity.”“The vision of the Liberty Alliance is to enable anetworked world in which individuals andbusinesses can more easily conduct transactionswhile protecting the privacy and security of vitalidentity information.” http://www.projectliberty.org/, December 22, 2002
  • 387. PermissionsThis specification document has been prepared bySponsors of the Liberty Alliance. Permission is here bygranted to use the document solely for the purpose ofimplementing the Specification. No rights are granted toprepare derivative works of this Specification. Entitiesseeking permission to reproduce portions of thisdocument for other uses must contact the LibertyAlliance to determine whether an appropriate license forsuch use is available. From the Specification, Version 1.1, 5 November 2002
  • 388. Library Copyright Alliance (US)“The Library Copyright Alliance (LCA) consists offive major library associations - the AmericanAssociation of Law Libraries, the American LibraryAssociation, the Association of Research Libraries,the Medical Library Association, and the SpecialLibraries Association. These five associationscollectively represent over 80,000 informationprofessionals and thousands of libraries of all kindsthroughout the United States. These fiveassociations cooperate in the LCA to addresscopyright issues that affect libraries and theirpatrons. For over ten years now, our five libraryassociations have worked together as a coalition.” From www.librarycopyrightalliance.org/index.htm, 3 February 2008
  • 389. LISALocalisation Industry Standards Association“Founded in 1990 as a non-profit association, LISA(Localisation Industry Standards Association) is thepremier organization for the GILT (Globalization,Internationalization, Localization, and Translation)business communities. … LISA provides best practice,business guidelines, and multilingual communicationstandards for translation and localization workflow, andenterprise globalization. LISA Initiatives, Conferences,and Training Programs help companies implement cost-effective international business model.” From www.LISA.org, 7 January 2003
  • 390. London School of Economics (UK)“The London School of Economics and Political Science(LSE) is a world class centre for its concentration ofteaching and research across the full range of the social,political and economic sciences. Founded in 1895 byBeatrice and Sidney Webb, LSE has an outstandingreputation for academic excellence.“LSE is an unusual university. Few universityinstitutions in the world are as international. The studyof social, economic and political problems covers notonly the UK and European Union, but also countries ofevery continent. From its foundation LSE has aimed tobe a laboratory of the social sciences, a place where ideasare developed, analysed, evaluated and disseminatedaround the globe.”From www.lse.ac.uk/resources/introductionToTheSchool.htm, 1 August 2004
  • 391. Louisiana State University (US)“Louisiana State University [is the] home of the"Fighting Tigers." LSU is the flagship institution ofthe state of Louisiana and is one of only 21universities nationwide holding land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant status.“Since 1860, LSU has served the people ofLouisiana, the region, the nation, and the worldthrough extensive, multipurpose programsencompassing instruction, research, and publicservice. The University brings in more than $144.7million annually in outside research grants andcontracts, a significant factor for the Louisianaeconomy. From www.lsu.edu/visitors/, 3 November 2007
  • 392. Louisiana Tech University (US)“As a selective-admissions, comprehensive publicuniversity, Louisiana Tech is committed to qualityin teaching, research, creative activity, publicservice, and economic development. Louisiana Techmaintains as its highest priority the education anddevelopment of its students in a challenging, yetsafe and supportive, community of learners.Louisiana Tech provides a technology-rich,interdisciplinary teaching, learning, and researchenvironment to ensure student and faculty success.” From www.latech.edu/media/quick-facts.shtml, 14 August 2004
  • 393. Lübeck University of Applied Sciences“The Lübeck University of Applied Scienceseducates people who will be: highly specialized, yetunderstanding of other areas of knowledge; capableof systematic work with visionary thinking, andteamwork based performance. The LübeckUniversity of Applied Sciences provides all of thisthrough its regional ties and internationalperspective.”“ Medical Technology, Industrial Engineering andInformation Technology are special, key areas ofstudy at the Lübeck University of Applied Sciences,each with its very modern, innovative andinterdisciplinary programs.” From www.fh-luebeck.de/site.php, 8 May 2005
  • 394. Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (DE)“Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munichenjoys a centuries-old tradition and today is one ofthe most internationally renowned and strongestresearch universities in Germany.“People come to LMU Munich seeking its uniqueacademic diversity. Its 18 faculties give around 700professors and 3,000 academic staff room toresearch and teach. They offer a wide and well-rounded range of learning opportunities that coverall areas, whether humanities and culture studies,law, economics and sociology, or medicine and thesciences.” From www.en.uni-muenchen.de/about_lmu/index.html, 29 August 2006
  • 395. Lumina Foundation for Education“Lumina Foundation for Education is a private,independent foundation based in Indianapolis. Ourprogram mission is to expand access and success inpostsecondary education.“Through research, evaluation and grants forinnovative programs, as well as communication,public policy and leadership-developmentinitiatives, we address issues that affect access andeducational attainment — particularly amongunderserved student groups, including adultlearners. At Lumina Foundation, we firmly believeeducation is the best way to help people achievetheir potential and improve our nations future.” From www.luminafoundation.org/about_us/index.html, 12 January 2004
  • 396. Mackinac Center for Public Policy (US)“The Mackinac Center for Public Policy is anonpartisan research and educational institutedevoted to improving the quality of life for allMichigan citizens by promoting sound solutions tostate and local policy questions. The MackinacCenter assists policy makers, scholars, businesspeople, the media and the public by providingobjective analysis of Michigan issues. The goal of allCenter reports, commentaries and educationalprograms is to equip Michigan citizens and otherdecision makers to better evaluate policy options.” From www.mackinac.org/article.aspx?ID=1662, 30 June 2007
  • 397. Macquarie University (AU)“The visions, missions and goals set by the University… should be viewed in the context of Macquarie’sdistinctive academic role as a modern, research-baseduniversity of international excellence: founded in theconcept of serving the community; delivering first-rateeducational programs …, distinguished by theconscious application of tested scholarly disciplines tomodern needs; driven intellectually by the enquiringspirit of fundamental research; committed to thepursuit of flexible skills and a unity of knowledge …,demonstrating a particular commitment topostgraduate studies and research training; andmaking innovative use of modern technologies toenhance academic outcomes and administrativeprocesses.” From www.reg.mq.edu.au/Sections/Publications/Homepage/StatementofAffairs.pdf, 26 November 2004
  • 398. Macromedia, Inc.“Experience matters. Macromedia is motivated bythe belief that great experiences build greatbusinesses. Our software empowers millions ofbusiness users, developers, and designers to createand deliver effective, compelling, and memorableexperiences - on the Internet, on fixed media, onwireless, and on digital devices.” From www.macromedia.com/macromedi/, 8 May 2005
  • 399. Manchester Metropolitan University (UK)“At MMU we are proud of the exceptional breadthof choice we can offer our students and of theUniversity’s links with business, industry, theprofessions and local communities that contributeto the learning experience.“We are based at seven campuses, five in theManchester area and two at Alsager and Crewe -MMU Cheshire. The central Manchester campusesform part of the largest higher education campus inthe UK and one of the most extensive educationcentres in Europe.” From www.mmu.ac.uk/about/, 12 April 2007
  • 400. Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation (US)“Work under way at MDRC is addressing issues atthe cutting edge of several major trends reshapingthe nations economy and institutions.Globalization and fast-paced technological changeare altering labor market dynamics, making jobsless secure, and requiring that low-wage workersupgrade their skills if they are to enjoy risingincomes and career advancement. Large-scaleimmigration is making communities moreculturally diverse and increasing the need for newforms of institutional support to help reducepoverty.” From www.mdrc.org/area_overview_3.html, 16 March 2006
  • 401. Maricopa Community Colleges (US)Maricopa County Community College DistrictThe Maricopa Community Colleges comprise tencolleges, two skill centers and numerous educationcenters dedicated to educational excellence, meetingthe needs of businesses and the citizens of MaricopaCounty. Each college is individually accredited, yetpart of a larger system — the Maricopa CountyCommunity College District.The District is one of the largest higher educationsystems in the world and the largest provider ofhealth care workers and job training in Arizona — amajor resource for business and industry and forindividuals seeking education and job training. From www.maricopa.edu/about/, 27 May 2006
  • 402. Marist College (US)“Founded in 1929, Marists 150-acre campusoverlooks the Hudson River in the heart of thehistoric Hudson Valley, midway between New YorkCity and Albany, the state capital.“What started as a school for the training of futureMarist Brothers has developed into one of theleading colleges of the arts and sciences in theNortheast. Marist is ecumenical in character andreflects the ideals of the founder of the MaristBrothers, St. Marcellin Champagnat: commitmentto excellence in education, a pursuit of higherhuman values, and dedication to the principle ofservice.” From www.marist.edu/about/, 17 July 2010
  • 403. MASIE Center (US)“The MASIE Center is an international e-Lab andThinkTank located in Saratoga Springs,NY,dedicated to exploring the intersection oflearning and technology.”“The MASIE Center provides research, perspectives,training, learning products and consulting aboutthese issues, for major corporations & technologyproviders around the world. The MASIE Center wasformed to provide a clear-thinking leadership hubfor the next generation of learning and technologysolutions.” From www.masie.com/masie/default.cfm?page=centerinformation, 28 August 2006
  • 404. The Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth (US)“MassINC is an independent think tank using non-partisan research, civic journalism and publicforums to stimulate debate and shape public policy.Our mission is to promote a public agenda for themiddle class and to help all citizens achieve theAmerican dream.“We were founded in 1996 by Tripp Jones andMichael Gritton who, together with a small group ofleaders from the civic, business and policy-makingfields, believed that the policy process inMassachusetts was missing accurate, thorough andunbiased information and research about thechallenges facing the middle class. From www.massinc.org/About.aspx, 9 February 2010
  • 405. MBS Textbook Exchange, Inc. (US)“At MBS, we trace our roots back to 1909 andColumbia, Missouri, as the Missouri StoreCompany. Although we have undergone our shareof renaming and structural changes, two thingshave remained constant: our main facility locationin Columbia and our involvement in the educationalarena.“Initially a school furniture and teacher supplystore, our company officially became MBS TextbookExchange, Inc., in 1973. … we have been regarded asthe industry leader in wholesale textbookdistribution.” From www.mbsbooks.com/about.php, 19 September 2010
  • 406. McGill University (CA)“The Mission of McGill University is theadvancement of learning through teaching,scholarship and service to society: by offering tooutstanding undergraduate and graduate studentsthe best education available; by carrying outscholarly activities judged to be excellent whenmeasured against the highest internationalstandards; and by providing service to society inthose ways for which we are well-suited by virtue ofour academic strengths.” From www.mcgill.ca/secretariat/mission/, 11 September 2005
  • 407. Université McGill (CA)“LUniversité McGill a pour mission de faireprogresser le savoir par son enseignement, par sestravaux de recherche et par les services quelle rendà la société. Pour sen acquitter, elle offre lameilleure éducation qui soit à des étudiantsexceptionnels de 1er, 2e et 3e cycles, elle effectuedes travaux de recherche jugés excellents selon lesnormes internationales les plus élevées et elle renddes services à la société dans les domaines où ellepossède une expertise reconnue.” From www.mcgill.ca/secretariat/mission/, 11 September 2005
  • 408. The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.“At McGraw-Hill Higher Education, we publishinstructional materials targeted at the highereducation market. In an effort to expand the tools ofhigher learning, we publish texts, lab manuals,study guides and testing materials, and softwareand multimedia products.” From www.mheducation.com/college.html, 15 August 2004“Our mission is to provide essential informationand insight that help individuals, markets, andsocieties perform to their potential. We achievegrowth by purpose, strategic intent, balancedportfolio, financial performance, and shareholderreturn.” From www.mcgraw-hill.com/about/about.html, 15 August 2004
  • 409. McKinsey and Company (US)“We are the trusted advisor and counselor to manyof the most influential businesses and institutionsin the world. We serve more than 70 percent ofFortune magazine’s most admired list of companies.“We are problem solvers with a passion forexcellence. We are intellectually curious and highlycollaborative. We minimize hierarchy.“We don’t regard individuals based on their title,but their competence and leadership. We upholdthe obligation – not a right, but an obligation – foreach member of our firm us to question anythingthat he or she feels is not right for a client.” From mckinsey.com/aboutus/whoweare/index.asp, 25 May 2007
  • 410. The Menlo Innovations LLC (US)“Menlo was founded by four partners: RichardSheridan, Thomas Meloche, James Goebel, andRobert Simms in 2001. Located in Ann Arbor,Michigan, Menlo is dedicated to creating anenvironment of creativity and service for ourcustomers, employees, community, friends andfamilies.” “The Menlo Institute exists to teach the principleslearned from Thomas Edison and in The MenloSoftware Factory. We seek to improve the softwaredevelopment community through formal trainingclasses, free resources and process mentoringservices. These offerings are designed to speak tovisionaries, executives, managers and developers.” From www.menloinstitute.com/abouttheinstitute.htm, 10 May 2006
  • 411. MERLOT organization (US)“MERLOT is a leading edge, user-centered,searchable collection of peer reviewed, highereducation, online learning materials created byregistered members, and a set of facultydevelopment support services. MERLOTs vision isto be a premiere online community where faculty,staff, and students from around the world sharetheir learning materials and pedagogy.“MERLOTs strategic goal is to improve theeffectiveness of teaching and learning by increasingthe quantity and quality of peer reviewed onlinelearning materials that can be easily incorporatedinto faculty designed courses. “ From taste.merlot.org, 30 September 2007
  • 412. Miami Dade College (US)“Today, more than 170,000 students attend MiamiDade College, a state-supported college with eightcampuses and numerous outreach centers. We arethe largest institution of higher education in theUnited States and one of the most highly regardedcolleges in the nation.“Each of our campuses has its own distinct identityand specialties. But, they also offer a broad base ofgeneral education courses, allowing [a student] totake first-year classes at any of our campuses(except the Medical Campus)”. From www.mdc.edu/main/about/, 2 February 2011
  • 413. Michigan State University (US)“As a respected research and teaching university,[MSU] is committed to intellectual leadership andto excellence in both developing new knowledgeand conveying that knowledge to its students and tothe public. And as a pioneer land-grant institution,Michigan State University strives to discoverpractical uses for theoretical knowledge, and tospeed the diffusion of information to residents ofthe state, the nation, and the world. In fosteringboth research and its application, this universitywill continue to be a catalyst for positiveintellectual, social, and technological change.” From www.msu.edu/unit/provost/resources/mission.html, 21 July 2005
  • 414. MIT (US) Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyMIT is a coeducational, privately endowed researchuniversity “…committed to generating, disseminating, andpreserving knowledge, and to working with others tobring this knowledge to bear on the worlds greatchallenges. MIT is dedicated to providing its students withan education that combines rigorous academic study andthe excitement of discovery with the support andintellectual stimulation of a diverse campus community.We seek to develop in each member of the MITcommunity the ability and passion to work wisely,creatively, and effectively for the betterment ofhumankind.” From http://web.mit.edu/about-mit.html, 31 March 2003
  • 415. Microsoft Corporation (US)“At Microsoft, we see no limits to the potential weall might reach because we see no limits to humanimagination. That is what inspires us. And that iswhy we create software that helps people andbusinesses reach their potential. It’s not just ourpurpose. It’s our passion.” From http://www.microsoft.com/mscorp/, 4 February 2003
  • 416. Ministère du Budget, Des ComptesPublics et de la Fonction Publique (FR)“Le ministre du budget, des comptes publics et de lafonction publique prépare et met en oeuvre lapolitique du Gouvernement en matière budgétaireet fiscale, de fonction publique et de modernisationde lEtat. Il est responsable de lensemble descomptes publics et de la stratégie pluriannuelle encette matière. » From www.legifrance.gouv.fr/affichTexte.do? cidTexte=JORFTEXT000000822870&dateTexte=, 31 May 2009
  • 417. State of Minnesota (US)“Minnesota is a state located in the Midwesternregion of the United States. The 12th-largest stateby area in the U.S., it is the 21st most populous,with just over five million residents.”“Nearly 60% of Minnesotas residents live in theMinneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area known asthe Twin Cities.”“The state is known for its moderate-to- progressivepolitics and social policies, its civic involvement,and high voter turnout. It ranks among thehealthiest states by a number of measures, and hasone of the most highly educated and literatepopulation.” From en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minnesota, 31 August 2008
  • 418. Minnesota Office of Higher Education (US)“The Minnesota Office of Higher Education is acabinet-level state agency providing students withfinancial aid programs and information to helpthem gain access to postsecondary education. Theagency serves as the states clearinghouse for data,research and analysis on postsecondary enrollment,financial aid, finance and trends.”“Through collaboration with systems andinstitutions, the agency assists in the developmentof the states education technology infrastructureand library programs.” From www.ohe.state.mn.us/mPg.cfm?pageID=894, 31 August 2008
  • 419. State of Mississippi (US)“Mississippi is named for the Mississippi riverwhich forms its western boundary and empties intothe Gulf of Mexico. The name roughly translatedfrom Native American folklore means "Father ofWaters." The translation comes from the Chippewawords "mici zibi" meaning "great river" or"gathering in of all the waters" and the Algonquinword "Messipi".“Mississippi was organized as a territory in 1798and was admitted as the 20th state to join theUnion on December 10, 1817. Jackson is the capitalcity and the largest Metropolitan area.” From www.mississippi.gov/about_ms.jsp, 31 July 2007
  • 420. MITRE Corporation“The MITRE Corporation is a not-for-profitorganization chartered to work in the publicinterest. As a national resource, we apply ourexpertise in systems engineering, informationtechnology, operational concepts, and enterprisemodernization to address our sponsors criticalneeds.“MITRE manages three Federally Funded Researchand Development Centers (FFRDCs). … MITREalso has its own independent research anddevelopment program that explores newtechnologies and new uses of technologies to solveour sponsors problems in the near-term and in thefuture.” From www.mitre.org/about/index.html, 8 August 2004
  • 421. Modern Language Association of America (US)“Founded in 1883, the Modern LanguageAssociation [MLA] of America providesopportunities for its members to share theirscholarly findings and teaching experiences withcolleagues and to discuss trends in the academy.MLA members host an annual convention and othermeetings, work with related organizations, andsustain one of the finest publishing programs in thehumanities. For over a hundred years, membershave worked to strengthen the study and teachingof language and literature.” From www.mla.org/about, 30 March 2007
  • 422. Monster Worldwide Inc. (US)“Monster Worldwide, Inc. is the parent company ofMonster.com, the premier global onlineemployment solution for people seeking jobs andthe employers who need great people. Weve beendoing this for over ten years, and have expandedfrom our roots as a "job board" to a global providerof a full array of job seeking, career management,recruitment and talent management products andservices. At the heart of our success and our futureis innovation: we are changing the way people thinkabout work, and were helping them activelyimprove their lives and their workforceperformance with new technology, tools andpractices.” From about-monster.com/content/who-we-are, 22 August 2010
  • 423. MoodleRooms Inc. (US)“Moodlerooms provides wrap-around technicalsupport services for the hugely popular, free Moodleopen source software. As an official Moodle Partner,Moodlerooms provides the support, hosting,customization, instruction, training and otherservices you need to tap Moodle’s full potential –whether for a single class, a school or a 50,000student university.”“Moodlerooms provides any or all of the followingservices to make Moodle work for you:” Hostingsolutions, Implementation/Integration Services.Instruction/Training Services, Moodle MentorServices, and Customization Services. From www.moodlerooms.com/what-is-moodlerooms.html, 26 May 2007
  • 424. Moodle Trust (AU)Sometimes it is the dynamic community that usesand supports the Moodle learning managementsystem (www.Moodle.org), sometimes it is abusiness that supports Moodle (www.Moodle.com),and it may refer to The Moodle Trust, holder of theMoodle trademark.Common to all is Martin Dougiamas, the originaldeveloper of Moodle, the first “business” to supportMoodle, and head of The Moodle Trust. May 19, 2005
  • 425. Motion Picture Association of American (US)“The Motion Picture Association of America(MPAA) and its international counterpart, theMotion Picture Association (MPA) serve as thevoice and advocate of the American motion picture,home video and television industries. … Today,these associations represent not only the world oftheatrical film, but serve as leader and advocate formajor producers and distributors of entertainmentprogramming for television, cable, home video andfuture delivery systems not yet imagined.” From www.mpaa.org/about, 12 April 2005
  • 426. Mozilla Foundation (US)“Established in July, 2003, with start-up supportfrom America Onlines Netscape division, theMozilla Foundation exists to provide organizational,legal, and financial support for the Mozilla open-source software project. The Foundation has beenincorporated as a California not-for-profitcorporation to ensure that the Mozilla projectcontinues to exist beyond the participation ofindividual volunteers, to enable contributions ofintellectual property and funds and to provide avehicle for limiting legal exposure whileparticipating in open-source software projects.” From www.mozilla.org/foundation/, 4 August 2004
  • 427. National Association of College and University Attorneys (US)“To advance the effective practice of highereducation attorneys for the benefit of the collegesand universities they serve.”“NACUA is organized to assist higher educationattorneys in representing and advising their clientinstitutions.”“NACUA and its members are committed topracticing and promoting the core values of quality,service, civility, collegiality, diversity, inclusivenessand respect.? From www.nacua.org/aboutnacua/mission.asp, 20 December 2008
  • 428. National Association of Colleges and Employers (US)“Established in 1956, the National Association ofColleges and Employers (NACE) is the leadingsource of information on the employment of thecollege educated. The professional associationconnects more than 5,200 college career servicesprofessionals at nearly 2,000 colleges anduniversities nationwide, and more than 3,000HR/staffing professionals focused on collegerelations and recruiting.”“Our Mission [is] To facilitate the employment ofthe college educated.” From www.naceweb.org/AboutUs.aspx, 25 August 2010
  • 429. National Association of College and University Business Officers (US)“MISSION: To advance the economic viability andbusiness practices of higher education institutionsin fulfillment of their academic missions.“VISION: NACUBO is the thought leader andauthoritative resource for business and financialmanagement of higher education and is recognizedas such by key internal and external stakeholders.” From www.nacubo.org/About_NACUBO/Strategic_Plan_and_Bylaws.html, 13 June 2010
  • 430. NAFSA Association of International Educators (US)formerly National Association of Foreign Student AdvisersNAFSA: Association of International Educators isa member organization promoting internationaleducation and providing professional developmentopportunities to the field. Hundreds of NAFSAmembers volunteer to serve the Association andadvocate for international education.The association has three major foci: Creating anddisseminating knowledge; influencing publicpolicy; and maintaining a strong association. From www.nafsa.org/about.sec, 6 November 2007
  • 431. Nagoya University (JP)“The fundamental mission of Nagoya University isto cultivate highly talented people and to becomethe base of knowledge creation. … to foster theharmonious development of human nature andscience, producing world class research outputs,and cultivating courageous intellectuals gifted withrational thought and creativity for contributing tosociety through research and education. … NagoyaUniversity endeavors to carry out its responsibilitiesas a pivotal university contributing to societythrough among others the development of learningin the 21st century, technological innovation,cultivation of outstanding human resources, andprovision of advanced medical treatment.” From www. nagoya-u.ac.jp/en/index2.html, 22 September 2005
  • 432. The National Academies (US)“The National Academies perform an unparalleledpublic service by bringing together committees ofexperts in all areas of scientific and technologicalendeavor. These experts serve pro bono to addresscritical national issues and give advice to the federalgovernment and the public.“Four organizations comprise the Academies: theNational Academy of Sciences, the NationalAcademy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicineand the National Research Council.” From www.nationalacademies.org/about/, 15 October 2005
  • 433. National Advisory Committee on Computing Qualifications (NZ)“The National Advisory Committee on ComputingQualifications (NACCQ) was founded in 1988 as aresult of a review of the national qualifications indata processing and information technology.The NACCQ sector includes the information andcommunication technologies departments of allpolytechnics, institutes of technology and selecteduniversities in [New Zealand]. From www.naccq.ac.nz/index.html?page=2, 17 February 2006
  • 434. National Association for College Admission Counseling (US)“The National Association for College AdmissionCounseling (NACAC), founded in 1937, is anorganization of more than 9,000 professionals fromaround the world dedicated to serving students asthey make choices about pursuing postsecondaryeducation.“NACAC is committed to maintaining highstandards that foster ethical and socialresponsibility among those involved in thetransition process.” From /www.nacacnet.org/MemberPortal/AboutNACAC/, 17 May 2006
  • 435. National Association for Law Placement (NALP (US)“The National Association for Law Placement(NALP) was organized in 1971 to promote theexchange of information and cooperation betweenlaw“NALP is dedicated to facilitating legal careercounseling and planning, recruitment andretention, and the professional development of lawstudents and lawyers. “ From www.nalp.org/content/index.php?pid=71, 29 July 2008
  • 436. National Association of College Stores (US)“The National Association of College Stores, theleading advocate and resource for collegiateretailers, provides premier programs and services,and facilitates strategic partnerships to advance theindustry and enhance the campus experience.”“The NACS Vision, Mission, and 2006 StrategicPlan have been crafted to embrace change, lead theindustry into the future, and prepare college storesto be indispensable in the new collegiate retailenvironment.” From the “2006 NACS Strategic Plan.”
  • 437. National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (US)“The National Association of Independent Collegesand Universities (NAICU) serves as the unifiednational voice of independent higher education.Since 1976, the association has represented privatecolleges and universities on policy issues with thefederal government, such as those affecting studentaid, taxation, and government regulation. Today,through new communication technologies, animproved governance structure, and increasedmember participation, NAICU has become an evenmore effective and respected participant in thepolitical process.” From www.naicu.edu/about/default.asp, 30 September 2007
  • 438. National Association of Scholars (US)“The National Association of Scholars (NAS) is anorganization of professors, graduate students,college administrators and trustees, andindependent scholars committed to rationaldiscourse as the foundation of academic life in afree and democratic society. The NAS works toenrich the substance and strengthen the integrity ofscholarship and teaching, persuaded that onlythrough an informed understanding of the Westernintellectual heritage and the realities of thecontemporary world, can citizen and scholar beequipped to sustain our civilizationsachievements.” From www.nas.org/nas.html, 12 September 2007
  • 439. National Association of Sigma Users“The National Association of Sigma Users (NASU)is an organization of educational institutions whoare users of the various software products of SigmaSystems, Inc“The associations purpose is to facilitatecommunication among users. In addition tomaintaining this web site, the association publishesa quarterly newsletter and an annual directory,supports a listserv mailing list for members,sponsors regional training newsletters and holds anannual conference.” http://www.asu.edu/fa/nasu/index.html, 27 October 2003
  • 440. National Association of State Budget Officers (US)“The National Association of State Budget Officers(NASBO) has served as the professionalmembership organization for state finance officersfor more than sixty years. … The major functions ofthe organization consist of research, policydevelopment, education, training, and technicalassistance. These are achieved primarily throughNASBO’s publications, membership meetings, andtraining sessions. NASBO is an independentprofessional and educational association and is alsoan affiliate of the National Governors Association.” From www.nasbo.org/AboutNASBO/AboutNASBO/tabid/95/Default.aspx
  • 441. NASCIO (US) National Association of State Chief Information OfficersNASCIO represents state chief information officersand information resource executives and managersfrom the 50 states, six U. S. territories, and theDistrict of Columbia.NASCIOs mission is to foster governmentexcellence through quality business practices,information management, and technology policy.NASCIOs vision is government in which the publictrust is fully served through the efficient andeffective use of technology. From www.nascio.org/aboutNascio/index.cfm, 30 March 2006
  • 442. National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (US)“The National Association of State Universities andLand-Grant Colleges (NASULGC) is a voluntary,non-profit association of public researchuniversities, land-grant institutions, and many stateuniversity systems and has member campuses in all50 states and the U.S. territories. The association isgoverned by a Chair and Board of Directors electedfrom the member colleges, universities, anduniversity systems. Its president is PeterMcPherson, who directs a staff of about 35 at itsheadquarters in Washington, D.C.” From www.nasulgc.org/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=203&srcid=282, 30 September 2007
  • 443. National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (US)“The National Association of Student Financial AidAdministrators (NASFAA) promotes theprofessional preparation, effectiveness, support,and diversity of persons and organizations involvedin the administration of student financial aid, andfacilitates communication throughout itscommunity. NASFAA encourages and promotesprograms that remove financial barriers to ensurestudent access to postsecondary education.”Adopted by the Board of Directors, May 2005 From www.nasfaa.org/redesign/AboutNASFAA.html, 4 December 2007
  • 444. National Audit Office (UK)“The role of the National Audit Office (NAO) is toaudit the financial statements of all governmentdepartments and agencies, and many other publicbodies. We also report to Parliament on the valuefor money with which these bodies have spentpublic money. As well as providing accountability toParliament, we aim to bring about realimprovements in the delivery of public services.”“The Head of the National Audit Office is theComptroller and Auditor General (C&AG) who is anOfficer of the House of Commons of the UKParliament. The staff of the NAO examinegovernment spending on his behalf.” From www.nao.org.uk/about/index.htm, 10 January 2007
  • 445. National Bureau of Economic Research (US)“Founded in 1920, the National Bureau ofEconomic Research is a private, nonprofit,nonpartisan research organization dedicated topromoting a greater understanding of how theeconomy works. The NBER is committed toundertaking and disseminating unbiased economicresearch among public policymakers, businessprofessionals, and the academic community.”“The NBER is the nations leading nonprofiteconomic research organization. Sixteen of the 31American Nobel Prize winners in Economics …have been researchers at the NBER.” From ww.nber.org/info.html, 5 October 2006
  • 446. National Cable Satellite Corp. (US)“National Cable Satellite Corporation is a politicaljunkie. The not-for-profit company (better knownas C-SPAN, which stands for Cable Satellite PublicAffairs Network) was created in 1979 by the cableindustry as a public service to provide live coverageof the US House of Representatives. Thecorporation … air[s] public proceedings such ascongressional sessions, White House press briefingsand speeches, British House of Commons sessions,and other political and public affairs programs. C-SPAN also runs a radio network ..., and publishessix Web sites.” From biz.yahoo.com/ic/121/121883.html, 30 September 2007
  • 447. National Center for Academic Transformation (US)“NCAT is an independent non-profit organizationdedicated to the effective use of informationtechnology to improve student learning outcomesand reduce the cost of higher education. NCATprovides expertise and support to institutions andorganizations seeking proven methods for providingmore students with the education they need toprosper in today’s economy.” From www.thencat.org, 5 May 2006
  • 448. National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (US)“Through its more than thirty years of service tohigher education, NCHEMS has been committed tobridging the gap between research and practice byplacing the latest concepts and tools in the hands ofhigher education policy makers and administrators.Since its founding, NCHEMS has receivedwidespread acclaim for developing practicalresponses to the strategic issues facing leaders ofhigher education institutions and agencies. Withproject support from multiple foundations,NCHEMS develops information and policy toolstargeted at policy makers and institutional leaders.” From www.nchems.org/about/index.php#more, 8 October 2007
  • 449. NCPINational Center for Postsecondary Improvement“In April of 1996, the National Center for PostsecondaryImprovement (NCPI) opened its doors to undertake anambitious agenda of research, dissemination, andoutreach activities for the improvement of highereducation in the United States. Funded by the U.S.Department of Education’s Office of EducationalResearch and Improvement (OERI), NCPI was extendedbeyond its initial five-year grant for three more years.” “The National Center for Postsecondary Improvement(NCPI) is an institutional partnership among StanfordUniversity, the University of Pennsylvania, and theUniversity of Michigan.” From www.stanford.edu/group/ncpi/unspecified/about.shtml, 11 August 2004
  • 450. National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education (US)“The National Center for Public Policy and HigherEducation promotes public policies that enhanceAmericans opportunities to pursue and achievehigh-quality education and training beyond highschool. As an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisanorganization, the National Center prepares action-oriented analyses of pressing policy issues facingthe states and the nation regarding opportunity andachievement in higher education-including two-and four-year, public and private, for-profit andnonprofit institutions.” From www.highereducation.org/about/about.shtml, 16 January 2005
  • 451. National Central University, Taiwan (TW, CN)“CU was re-established in Taiwan in 1962. Theschool … gradually developed into a comprehensiveuniversity. NCU has now become Taiwan´s leadingschool in the fields of geophysics and space science,and was selected as one of the major research-oriented universities in 2001.” “NCU now has seven colleges in different areas.,including College of Liberal Arts, College of Science,College of Engineering, College of Management,College of Electrical Engineering and ComputerScience, College of Earth Sciences, and College ofHakka Studies” From www.ncu.edu.tw/en/about_en_intro_ncu.html , 5 September 2010
  • 452. National Collegiate Athletics Association (US)“The National Collegiate Athletic Association(NCAA) is a voluntary organization through whichthe nations colleges and universities govern theirathletics programs. It is comprised of institutions,conferences, organizations and individualscommitted to the best interests, education andathletics participation of student-athletes.”“Our purpose is to govern competition in a fair,safe, equitable and sportsmanlike manner, and tointegrate intercollegiate athletics into highereducation so that the educational experience of thestudent-athlete is paramount.” From www.ncaa.org/wps/ncaa?ContentID=2, 26 May 2008
  • 453. National Computing Centre (UK)“The National Computing Centre is the UKs leadingIT membership organisation serving corporate,vendor and government communities.”“Our focus is on the effective management and use ofIT rather than its design, engineering ormanufacture. We provide products and services topurchaser and supplier organisations of all sizes,spanning both the private and public sectors.“National Computing Centre is social enterprise -driven by and accountable to its members. We areguided by our public purposes; aspire to the highestethical standards; practice what we preach; are acaring employer; offer value for money.” From www.ncc.co.uk/aboutncc/aboutncc.cfm, 19 August 2005
  • 454. National Consumer Law Center (US)“The National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) is thenation’s consumer law expert, helping consumers,their advocates, and public policy makers usepowerful and complex consumer laws on behalf oflow-income and vulnerable Americans seekingeconomic justice.”“Only as legal protections are included in theconsumer statutes that govern us can we hope toensure justice in the marketplace. “ From www.consumerlaw.org/about/, 10 April 2009
  • 455. National Council of Higher Education Loan Programs (US)“NCHELP represents a nationwide network ofguaranty agencies, secondary markets, lenders, loanservicers, collection agencies, schools and otherorganizations involved in the administration of theFederal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP).NCHELP members promote student access and choicefor post-secondary education and training.” From www.NCHELP.org, 1 Jan 2003
  • 456. National Council of Teachers of English (US)“Since 1911, NCTE has worked to advance teaching,research, and student achievement in Englishlanguage arts at all scholastic levels.”“NCTE related groups include consituentorganizations and other groups that help to meetthe unique needs of your career, classroom, andcommunity.” From www.ncte.org/about, 8 September 2007
  • 457. National Council of University Research Administrators (US)“NCURA serves its members and advances the fieldof research administration through education andprofessional development programs, the sharing ofknowledge and experience, and by fostering aprofessional, collegial, and respected community.”“NCURA will be the leader in professionaldevelopment, knowledge exchange, and individualdevelopment for research administrationprofessionals. NCURA will be the leadigninformation source for the research administrationcommunity.” From www.ncura.edu/orginfo/default.htm, 21 July 2007
  • 458. [U.S.] National Council on Disability“The National Council on Disability (NCD) is anindependent federal agency makingrecommendations to the President and Congress onissues affecting 54 million Americans withdisabilities. NCD is composed of 15 members.”“NCDs overall purpose is to promote policies,programs, practices, and procedures that guaranteeequal opportunity for all individuals withdisabilities, regardless of the nature or severity ofthe disability; and to empower individuals withdisabilities to achieve economic self-sufficiency,independent living, and inclusion and integrationinto all aspects of society.” From www.ncd.gov, 11 July 2003
  • 459. National e-Science Centre (UK)“The National e-Science Centre was proposed andestablished by a consortium of departments fromthe universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow.”The Mission of NESC is “To stimulate and sustainthe development of e-Science in the UK, tocontribute significantly to its internationaldevelopment and to ensure that its techniques arerapidly propagated to commerce and industry.”And “To develop advances in scientific datacuration and analysis and to be a primary source oftop quality systems and repositories that enablemanagement, sharing and best use of researchdata.” From www.nesc.ac.uk/nesc/, 19 July 2008
  • 460. National Governors Association (US)“The National Governors Association (NGA) is thecollective voice of the nations governors and one ofWashington, D.C.s, most respected public policyorganizations. NGA provides governors and theirsenior staff members with services that range fromrepresenting states on Capitol Hill and before theAdministration on key federal issues to developingpolicy reports on innovative state programs andhosting networking seminars for state governmentexecutive branch officials. The NGA Center for BestPractices focuses on state innovations and bestpractices on issues that range from education andhealth to technology, welfare reform, and theenvironment.” Fromwww.nga.org/portal/site/nga/menuitem.cdd 492add7dd9cf9e8ebb856a11010a0/, 21 July 2005
  • 461. NISO National Information Standards Organization (US)“NISO, the National Information Standards Organization,a non-profit association accredited by the AmericanNational Standards Institute (ANSI), identifies, develops,maintains, and publishes technical standards to manageinformation in our changing and ever-more digitalenvironment. NISO standards apply both traditional andnew technologies to the full range of information-relatedneeds, including retrieval, re-purposing, storage,metadata, and preservation.“Founded in 1939, incorporated as a not-for-profiteducation association in 1983, and assuming its currentname the following year, NISO draws its support from thecommunities it serves.” From www.niso.org/about/index.html, 5 August 2003
  • 462. (U.S.) National Science Foundation“The National Science Foundation (NSF) is anindependent agency of the U.S. Government,established by the National Science Foundation Actof 1950, as amended, and related legislation, 42U.S.C. 1861 et seq., and was given additionalauthority by the Science and Engineering EqualOpportunities Act (42 U.S.C. 1885), and Title I ofthe Education for Economic Security Act (20 U.S.C.3911 to 3922). … The Act established the NSFsmission: To promote the progress of science; toadvance the national health, prosperity, andwelfare; and to secure the national defense.” From www.nsf.gov/home/about/creation.htm, 26 November 2004
  • 463. National Student Clearinghouse (US)“The National Student Clearinghouse, a non-profitorganization founded by the higher educationcommunity, streamlines the student recordverification process for colleges and universities,high schools and high school districts, students andalumni, lending institutions, employers, the U.S.Department of Education and other organizations.The Clearinghouse maintains a comprehensiveelectronic registry of student records that provides asingle, automated point-of-contact fororganizations and individuals requiring timely,accurate verification of student enrollment,diploma, degree, and loan data.” From www.studentclearinghouse.org/about/aboutus.htm, 19 January 2008
  • 464. National Unions of Students in EuropeFormerly ESIB [European Student InformationBureau]- “The National Unions of Students inEurope is the umbrella organisation of 50 nationalunions of students from 37 countries.”“The aim of ESIB is to represent and promote theeducational, social, economic and cultural interestsof students at a European level towards all relevantbodies and in particular the European Union,Council of Europe and UNESCO. Through itsmembers, the 50 National Unions of Students from37 European countries, ESIB represents 10 millionof students in Europe.” From ww.esib.org/index.html, 30 October 2004
  • 465. NEES Consortium, Inc.“NEES Consortium, Inc. (NEESinc) is the non-profit consortium charged with overseeing theGeorge E. Brown, Jr. Network for EarthquakeEngineering Simulation (NEES). NEES is a nationalresource that * Advances earthquake engineering researchthrough the integration of experimentation, theory,data, and model-based simulation * Includes 15 major earthquake engineeringexperimental research installations * Integrates those facilities with central data andcomputational services through a unique ITinfrastructure.” From www.nees.org/member/about/index.php, 24 June 2005
  • 466. National Public Radio (US)“NPR (National Public Radio) is an internationallyacclaimed producer and distributor ofnoncommercial news, talk, and entertainmentprogramming. A privately supported, not-for-profitmembership organization, NPR serves a growingaudience of 26 million Americans each week inpartnership with more than 800 independentlyoperated, noncommercial public radio stations.” From www.npr.org/about/, 12 April 2007
  • 467. National Research Council CanadaNRC is a Government of Canada organization. NRCis responsible for: undertaking, assisting orpromoting scientific and industrial research;establishing, operating and maintaining a nationalscience library; publishing and selling or otherwisedistributing such scientific and technicalinformation; investigating standards and methodsof measurement; working on the standardizationand certification of scientific and technicalapparatus and instruments and materials;operating and administering astronomicalobservatories; administering NRCs research anddevelopment activities; and providing vitalscientific and technological services to the researchand industrial communities. From www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/aboutUs/mandate_e.html, 15 July 2005
  • 468. National Retail Federation (US)“The National Retail Federation is the worldslargest retail trade association, with membershipthat comprises all retail formats and channels ofdistribution including department, specialty,discount, catalog, Internet, independent stores,chain restaurants, drug stores and grocery stores aswell as the industrys key trading partners of retailgoods and services. NRF represents an industrywith more than 1.6 million U.S. retailestablishments, more than 24 million employees -about one in five American workers - and 2006sales of $4.7 trillion.” From www.nrf.com/modules.php?name=Pages&sp_id=146 &pmenu_id=1&mn_type=1, 19 August 2007
  • 469. National Union of Students (UK)“NUS is a voluntary membership organisationcomprising a confederation of local studentrepresentative organisations in colleges anduniversities throughout the United Kingdom andNorthern Ireland which have chosen to affiliate andwhich pay a membership fee. We have nearly 750constituent members (CMs) - virtually every collegeand university in the country.“NUS is one of the largest student organisations inthe world and represents the interests of aroundfive million students in further and highereducation throughout the United Kingdom.” From www.nusonline.co.uk/about/, 13 March 2006
  • 470. NetRatings Inc. (US)“NetRatings, Inc. delivers leading Internet mediaand market research solutions, marketed globallyunder the Nielsen//NetRatings brand. With highquality, technology-driven products and services,Nielsen//NetRatings is the global standard forInternet audience measurement and premier sourcefor online advertising intelligence, enabling clientsto make informed business decisions regardingtheir Internet and digital strategies.”“NetRatings is 62% owned by VNU N.V.” From /www.nielsen-netratings.com/about.jsp? section=cor&nav=1, 28 December 2006
  • 471. New America Foundation (US)“The purpose of New America Foundation is tobring exceptionally promising new voices and newideas to the fore of our nation’s public discourse.Relying on a venture capital approach, theFoundation invests in outstanding individuals andpolicy solutions that transcend the conventionalpolitical spectrum. Through its fellowships andissue-specific programs, the Foundation sponsors awide range of research, writing, conferences andpublic outreach on the most important global anddomestic issues of our time.” From www.newamerica.net/about/mission, 21 July 2007
  • 472. New England Board of Higher Education (US)“The New England Board of Higher Education(NEBHE) promotes greater educationalopportunities and services for the residents of NewEngland. In pursuit of this mission, we work acrossthe six New England states to: Engage and assistleaders in the assessment, development, andimplementation of sound education practices andpolicies of regional significance; Promote policies,programs, and best practices to assist the states…;Promote regional cooperation and programs…;Provide leadership to strengthen the relationshipbetween higher education and the economic well-being of New England.” From www.nebhe.org/content/view/14/47/, 30 June 2007
  • 473. The New Media Consortium“The consortium, one of the most active in highereducation, serves as a catalyst for the developmentof new applications of technology to supportlearning and creative expression, and sponsorsprograms and activities designed to stimulateinnovation, encourage collaboration, and recognizeexcellence among its member institutions. Throughits many projects, its comprehensive web site, andits series of international conferences the NMCstimulates dialog and understanding through theexploration of promising ideas, technologies, andapplications.” From www.nmc.org/about/more.shtml, 15 Oct 2004
  • 474. The New School (US)“The New School is a legendary, progressiveuniversity comprising eight schools bound by acommon, unusual intent: to prepare and inspire its9,300 undergraduate and graduate students to bringactual, positive change to the world. From itsGreenwich Village campus, The New School launcheseconomists and actors, fashion designers and urbanplanners, dancers and anthropologists, orchestraconductors, filmmakers, political scientists,organizational experts, jazz musicians, scholars,psychologists, historians, journalists, and above all,world citizens-individuals whose ideas andinnovations forge new paths of progress in the arts,design, humanities, public policy, and the socialsciences.” From www.newschool.edu/about.html, 10 June 2006
  • 475. New York Law School (US)“New York Law School, one of the oldestindependent law schools in the United States, wasfounded in 1891 by the faculty, students, andalumni of Columbia College Law School led by theirfounding dean, Theodore Dwight, a major figure inthe history of legal education. In 1894, the LawSchool established one of the nations first eveningdivisions to provide those in the workforce, or withfamily obligations, a flexible alternative to full-timelegal studies.” From www.nyls.edu/pages/283.asp, 21 August 2006
  • 476. New York University (US)“Founded in 1831, New York University is one of thelargest private universities in the United States. TheUniversity, which includes 14 schools and colleges,occupies six major centers in Manhattan.“The center of NYU is its Washington Squarecampus in the heart of Greenwich Village. One ofthe citys most creative and energetic communities,the Village is a historic neighborhood that hasattracted generations of writers, musicians, artists,and intellectuals. Beyond the Village, New York Citybecomes an extension of the Universitys campus.” From www.nyu.edu/about.nyu, 24 July 2004
  • 477. The New Yorker (US)“Harold Ross launches The New Yorker onFebruary 21st [1925], with financial backing fromRaoul Fleischmann, the founder of the GeneralBaking Company. Dorothy Parker, Ralph Barton,Alexander Woollcott, Ring Lardner, and RobertBenchley are among the early contributors. ReaIrvin draws the first cover—a mythical, monocledRegency dandy, later dubbed Eustace Tilley, whobecomes the face of the magazine. Katharine S.Angell (later Katharine S. White) joins the staff asthe magazine’s first fiction editor.”The New Yorker is a CondéNet publication. From www.newyorker.com/magazine/timeline, 24 August 2008
  • 478. New Zealand Ministry of Education“The Ministrys influence on education outcomes isindirect. We are not a provider of education and ourpurpose reflects this: Education enables people togain knowledge, skills, and attitudes so they canparticipate fully, socially and economically, in thecommunity. Our role is facilitative rather thandirective. We empower through our leadership,management of the infrastructure, problem-solvingability, and assistance of those at risk ofunderachievement.”From www.minedu.govt.nz/index.cfm?layout=document&documentid=3611, 22 October 2006
  • 479. The Nielsen Company B.V. (NL)“As a global leader in measurement andinformation, we believe providing our clients aprecise understanding of the consumer is the key tomaking the right decisions -- decisions that can leadto profitable growth. At Nielsen, we’re alwaysinnovating to keep pace with emerging markettrends and the increasingly diverse, demanding andconnected consumer.“After nearly a century, we’re more focused andskilled than ever at providing the complete view ofwhat consumers watch and buy through powerfulinsights that clarify the relationship betweencontent and commerce.” From en-us.nielsen.com/content/nielsen/en_us/about.html, 6 September 2010
  • 480. NILRC Network of Illinois Learning Resources in Community Colleges“NILRC is one of the oldest community collegelearning resources cooperatives in the nation.Although it began as a grass roots organization tomeet the basic needs of developing learningresources centers at community colleges, it hasbecome a leader in the development and use of avariety of instructional resources and technologies.It was one of the first organizations to fostersatellite teleconferencing and satellite delivery ofvideo resource materials.” From www.nilrc.org/whatis.htm, 8 August 2004
  • 481. NITLE National Institute for Technology and Liberal Education“The National Institute for Technology and LiberalEducation serves as a catalyst for innovation andcollaboration for national liberal arts colleges asthey seek to make effective use of technology toenhance teaching, learning, scholarship, andinformation management.” From http://www.nitle.org/about_us.php, 24 June 2003
  • 482. Nolo Company (US)“Nolos mission is to make the legal system work for everyone-- not just lawyers.“To help people handle their own everyday legal matters -- orlearn enough about them to make working with a lawyer amore satisfying experience -- we publish reliable, plain-English books, software, forms and this website.”“The Internet is tailor-made for delivering self-help legalinformation. Online, we can make useful, up-to-date legalinformation and products available instantly, 24 hours a day.”“We also use our website to promote our own proposals forreforming Americas legal system…” From www.nolo.com/history.cfm, 12 January 2005
  • 483. North Carolina Community College System (US)“The State Board of Community Colleges has fullauthority to adopt all the policies, regulations andstandards it deems necessary to operate the Systemand the Department of Community Colleges. “ From www.ncccs.cc.nc.us/State_Board/index.html, 28 June 2006“The North Carolina Community College System isthe primary agency for delivery of job training,literacy and adult education in North Carolina. TheSystem’s mission is to open the door to opportunityby providing: Education and training for theworkforce, Support for economic development, and Services to communities and individuals.”
  • 484. Northeastern University (US)“We integrate challenging liberal arts andprofessional studies with the world’s largestcooperative education program. Northeastern’sdynamic of academic excellence and workplaceexperience means that our students are betterprepared to succeed in the lives they choose.”“Northeastern takes higher learning to a richerlevel. Our outstanding professors, an academicallychallenging curriculum and high-profile researchprojects infuse the classroom with intellectualcuriosity and the spirit of discovery.” From www.northeastern.edu/whynu.html, 21 November 2005
  • 485. Northern Illinois University (US)“Northern Illinois University is among the nation’spremier regional public universities.”“The university recognizes that it has a basicobligation to contribute to the betterment of thesociety of which it is a part. The university believesthat the quality of individual and social life dependson the quality of mind; and it commits itself topreparing students for effective, responsible, andarticulate membership in the complex society inwhich they live as well as in their chosenprofessions or occupations.” From www.niu.edu/about/mission.shtml, 31 December 2006
  • 486. Northwestern University (US)“Northwestern combines innovative teaching andpioneering research in a highly collaborativeenvironment. The University provides students andfaculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual,personal and professional growth in settingsenhanced by the richness of Chicago.”“Northwestern University is a private institutionfounded in 1851 to serve the Northwest Territory,an area that now includes the states of Ohio,Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, and part ofMinnesota.” From www.northwestern.edu/about/facts/, 25 December 2006
  • 487. Nova Southeastern University (US)“Located … in Fort Lauderdale, NSU has more than25,000 students and is the largest independentinstitution of higher education in Florida. … NSUawards associates, bachelors, masters, educationalspecialist, doctoral, and first-professional degrees in awide range of fields. The university is comprised ofundergraduate, graduate and professional schools ofosteopathic medicine, pharmacy, optometry, alliedhealth and nursing, medical sciences, dentalmedicine, law, marine biology and oceanography,business and entrepreneurship, computer andinformation sciences, humanities, conflict resolution,family therapy, interdisciplinary studies, education,psychology and counseling, and family programs.” From www.nova.edu/cwis/about-nsu/index.html, 17 October 2006
  • 488. Novell Inc."Novell® one Net solutions are valued for secureidentity management; data integration and userinteraction through personalized portals; resourcemanagement for varied IT assets; cross-platformnetworking services from collaboration, to print, tostorage. Novell products and solutions rely on openstandards to solve business problems and enableemployees, customers, suppliers, and partners toaccess information resources anytime, anywhere,through any device and across any platform.” From www.novell.com/company/ir/index.html, 28 March 2005
  • 489. NPD Group Inc. (US)“The NPD Group, founded in 1967, is the leadingglobal provider of consumer and retail marketresearch information for a wide range of industries.We provide critical consumer behavior and point-of-sale (POS) information and industry expertiseacross more industries than any other marketresearch company.“Through our consumer panel, retail sales trackingservices, special reports, and custom research, wehelp our clients understand and profit fromconsumer and retail trends.” From www.npd.com/corpServlet?nextpage=profile_s.html, 15 March 2009
  • 490. Nuventive LLC (US)“Our mission is to provide students, educators andorganizations with the tools and services they needto effectively examine, manage, improve anddemonstrate achievement throughout the lifelonglearning process.”“Nuventive is a leader in identifying and filling theneed for a comprehensive institution-wideenterprise assessment solution and is a leader inidentifying and leveraging emerging technologystandards.” From www.nuventive.com/about_whynuventive.html, 22 December 2007
  • 491. O’Reilly & Associates“OReilly & Associates is the premier informationsource for leading-edge computer technologies. Thecompanys books, conferences, and web sites bringto light the knowledge of technology innovators.OReilly books … occupy a treasured place on theshelves of the developers building the nextgeneration of software. OReilly conferences andsummits bring alpha geeks and forward-thinkingbusiness leaders together to shape the revolutionaryideas that spark new industries. From the Internetto XML, open source, .NET, Java, and web services,OReilly puts technologies on the map.” From http://oreilly.com/oreilly/about.html, 16 June 2003
  • 492. Organization for Advancement of Structured Information Standards (US)“OASIS is a not-for-profit, global consortium that drivesthe development, convergence and adoption of e-business standards. Members themselves set the OASIStechnical agenda, using a lightweight, open processexpressly designed to promote industry consensus andunite disparate efforts. OASIS produces worldwidestandards for security, Web services, XML conformance,business transactions, electronic publishing, topic mapsand interoperability within and between marketplaces.” From www.OASIS-Open.org/who/, July 24, 2002
  • 493. Object Management Group“The OMG was formed to create a component-based software marketplace by accelerating theintroduction of standardized object software. Theorganizations charter includes the establishment ofindustry guidelines and detailed objectmanagement specifications to provide a commonframework for application development.Conformance to these specifications will make itpossible to develop a heterogeneous computingenvironment across all major hardware platformsand operating systems.” From www.omg.org/news/about/, 1 August 2003
  • 494. Observatory on Borderless Higher Education (OBHE) (UK)“The Observatory offers a unique service: anenvironmental scanning facility on higher educationissues. The Observatory is an efficient and cost-effective way for subscribers to keep abreast ofborderless developments globally.”“The Observatory on Borderless Higher Educationis a joint initiative of the Association ofCommonwealth Universities and Universities UK.The Observatory is now … funded by subscriptionsand consultancy, and has over 160 institutionalsubscribers from more than 40 countries.” From www.obhe.ac.uk/aboutus/, 8 October 2007
  • 495. Ohio Learning Network (US)“OLN seeks to be recognized nationally for itsleadership in facilitating collaborative efforts toimprove and expand innovative applications oftechnologies that enhance learning.“OLN works in collaboration with higher education,schools, policy makers, business and industry,government, and local communities to expandeducational opportunities for Ohioans.“OLN develops and promotes learning andassessment through the use of technology, tests andprovides advice on emerging learning-directedtechnologies, and facilitates cost effectivenessthrough shared technology investments.” From www.oln.org/about_oln/mission.php, 29 November 2006
  • 496. Oklahoma State University (US)Oklahoma State University, a land grant system,enriches lives through teaching, research, andoutreach.Oklahoma State University System will: Be a leader in developing life-long learners who are highly educated, technically proficient, prosperous, and healthy. Facilitate communication, collaboration, and coordination among System components to enhance teaching, research, and outreach. Empower its agencies to successfully fulfill their unique missions. Capitalize on new opportunities and respond to the changing needs of Oklahomans and society. system.okstate.edu/mission.htm, 26 July 2004
  • 497. Olliance Group LLC (US)“Olliance Group is a business and strategyconsulting firm whose mission is to help clientscapitalize on the strategic, technological andfinancial benefits of open source software.”“Olliance Group is a team of technology industryveterans and open source specialists with expertisein open source and proprietary softwaredevelopment, business strategy, finance, marketing,sales, and business process and organizationalchange.”From www.olliancegroup.com/about/index.php, 25 November 2005
  • 498. OneStat.com“OneStat.com is the number one provider of real-time website analysis software in the world. Oursuperior technology powers thousands of websitesin different countries all over the world. With ouraccurate, detailed & reliable reports we will be ableto answer your questions about visitor behaviour,site performance and retention. OneStat.com hasfifty thousand subscribers in more than onehundred countries worldwide.“Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands,OneStat.com has developed technology that is muchmore accurate than the log file analysis. It isbrowser based and more reliable than log files.” From www.onestat.com/html/aboutus.html, 27 November 2004
  • 499. Online Computer Library Center (US)“Founded in 1967, OCLC Online Computer LibraryCenter is a nonprofit, membership, computerlibrary service and research organization dedicatedto the public purposes of furthering access to theworlds information and reducing informationcosts.”“Researchers, students, faculty, scholars,professional librarians and other informationseekers use OCLC services to obtain bibliographic,abstract and full-text information when and wherethey need it.“OCLC and its member libraries cooperativelyproduce and maintain WorldCat—the OCLC OnlineUnion Catalog.” From ww.oclc.org/about/default.htm, 23 September 2005
  • 500. Online Publishers Association (US)“Founded in June 2001, the Online PublishersAssociation (OPA) is a not-for-profit industry tradeorganization dedicated to representing high-qualityonline content providers before the advertisingcommunity, the press, the government and thepublic.Comprised of some of the most trusted and well-respected media brands, the OPA is committed toproducing groundbreaking research into onlineadvertising and media consumption with the goal ofadvancing the online publishing industry. From www.online-publishers.org/?pg=about, 14 August 2007
  • 501. Open Applications Group Inc. (US)“The Open Applications Group Inc. (the OAGi) isorganized (i) to promote business processinteroperability for both inter & intra enterprisebusiness processes and (ii) to encourage thecreation of and/or create and endorse one or morestandards to assist organizations in achievingconnectivity and multiple-source integration ofinter & intra enterprise business processes.“The Open Applications Group was formed in late1994 as the first post-EDI organization focusing onimproving the state of application integration.” From www.oagi.org/global/intro.htm, 20 October 2008
  • 502. The Open Company Partners, Inc. (VG)The Open Company Partners, Inc. (based in theBritish Virgin Islands), publishes the Free SoftwareMagazine that carries the subtitle "The freemagazine for the free software world.““[The magazine] was started in November 2004 byAustralian Tony Mobily.” Information from the Wikipedia, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_Software_Magazine, 15 September 2006.
  • 503. Open Forum Europe“Independent of any one company, OpenForumEurope (OFE) was set up by the not-for-profit ITForum Foundation to accelerate, broaden andstrengthen the use of OSS, including Linux, withinbusiness - importantly within the context of openverifiable standards. OFE has gained significantcredibility and reputation by adopting a businessled approach throughout, non-evangelical,independent and one based on hard evidence. Inparticular it has encouraged procurement policieswhich involve making balanced ‘strategic ITchoices’ between open source and closed sourcesolutions aligned to proven technical andintegration capability.” www.openforumeurope.org/index.php?option=content &task=blogcategory&id=90&Itemid=55, 3 June 2005
  • 504. Open Group, The (US)“The Open Group is a vendor- and technology-neutral consortium, whose vision of BoundarylessInformation Flow™ will enable access to integratedinformation within and between enterprises basedon open standards and global interoperability.”“The Open Group is a consortium with a foundationin its members: a diverse group that spans allsectors of the IT community – IT customers,systems and solutions suppliers, tool vendors,integrators and consultants, as well as academiaand researchers.” From ww.opengroup.org/overview/what-we-do.htm, 22 Apr 2010
  • 505. Open I18N Workgroup“OpenI18N is a workgroup of the Free StandardsGroup with the goal to propose and coordinate anytechniques, conventions, guidelines and activitieswithin the open-source community. The scope ofOpenI18N is focused on software/applicationportability and interoperability in the internationalcontext. This workgroup aims to provide a commonopen-source environment where applications canbe executed and behave correctly worldwide, withdifferent scripts, cultures and languages.” From www.openi18n.org/charter/, 21 July 2003
  • 506. Open Identity Exchange (US)“OIX is the first Open Identity Trust Frameworkprovider. This means it follows an open marketmodel to provide the certification services needed todeliver the levels of identity assurance andprotection needed by communities like the U.S.government, PBS, OCLC, the telco LIDB Forum,and others. If you are a provider of identity services,a site that wants to consume identity credentialsfrom certified providers, or a professional ITindustry assessor or auditor, this is the market foryou.” From openidentityexchange.org/about, 15 March 2010
  • 507. Open Integration Incorporated“Open Integration Incorporated (OpenII) is anintegration technology company, providing servicesand software for organizations that practicestandards-based enterprise application integration(EAI) and software vendors who wish to providestandards-based interfaces to their products. Wespecialize in the methodology and technologies ofOpenEAI, an open-source project for standards-based EAI. OpenII is committed to contributingresources and intellectual property to the OpenEAIproject. OpenII donates resources to the project andOpenII staff are active participants in the OpenEAIproject.” From www.openii.com/live/about.htm, 15 May 2005
  • 508. Open Invention Network LLC (US)“Open source software development has been one ofthe greatest sources of innovation. It has reducedcosts, improved functionality and spurred newindustries. … In order to continue this rapid pace ofinnovation, a refined model of intellectual propertymanagement has been established. Open InventionNetwork® is an intellectual property company thatwas formed to promote the Linux system by usingpatents to create a collaborative ecosystem.” From www.openinventionnetwork.com/index.php, 12 February 2011
  • 509. Open Logic, Inc. (US)“OpenLogic provides software, stacks and servicesthat help enterprises to maximize the value of open-source software.“OpenLogic has an experienced team with anexpertise in open source software, technologies anddeployments. We share our expertise withcustomers through our products and services andguide customers through successful open sourcestrategies and deployments. We understand thatcustomers have unique requirements and we havedesigned our products to be flexible enough to meeteven the most complex environments. … We are atrusted supplier of open source solutions.” From www.openlogic.com/company/index.php, 31 January 2007
  • 510. Open Polytechnic of New Zealand“As New Zealands specialist institution and largestpolytechnic, we play an important role in extendinglearning opportunities. Our job is to improve accessand choice, something we do for nearly 40,000students in New Zealand and over 40 othercountries.“Our students are lifelong learners studying in thehome or workplace - people who want to learn butwho seek or need an alternative to conventionalstudy.” From www.openpolytechnic.ac.nz/aboutus/index.html, 3 August 2005
  • 511. Open Society Institute (US)“The Open Society Institute (OSI), a privateoperating and grantmaking foundation, aims toshape public policy to promote democraticgovernance, human rights, and economic, legal,and social reform. On a local level, OSI implementsa range of initiatives to support the rule of law,education, public health, and independent media. Atthe same time, OSI works to build alliances acrossborders and continents on issues such ascombating corruption and rights abuses.” From www.soros.org/about, 26 January 2008
  • 512. Open Source Development Labs, Inc.“OSDL - home to Linus Torvalds, the creator ofLinux - is dedicated to accelerating the growth andadoption of Linux in the enterprise. Founded in2000 and supported by a global consortium of ITindustry leaders, OSDL is a non-profit organizationthat provides state-of the-art computing and testfacilities in the United States and Japan available todevelopers around the world. OSDLs foundingmembers are IBM, HP, CA, Intel, and NEC. Acomplete list of OSDL member organizations isprovided on the member page at OSDL Members.” From www.osdl.org/about_osdl, 11 May 2005
  • 513. Open Source Initiative (US)“Open Source Initiative (OSI) is a non-profitcorporation dedicated to managing and promotingthe Open Source Definition for the good of thecommunity, specifically through the OSI CertifiedOpen Source Software certification mark andprogram. You can read about successful softwareproducts that have these properties, and about ourcertification mark and program, which allow you tobe confident that software really is "Open Source."We also make copies of approved open sourcelicenses here.” From opensource.org/, 9 March 2004
  • 514. Open Source Portfolio Initiative (US)“The Open Source Portfolio Initiative (OSPI)facilitates the development of an open source,individual-centric, lifelong electronic portfolio. Wesupport the advancement of a robust, non-proprietary system built on standards that assureportability, longevity, and interoperability withother knowledge management systems” From http://www.theospi.org/, 1 May 2003
  • 515. Open Source Risk Management, Inc.“Open Source Risk Management, Inc was founded in 2003 tosupport the continued strength and growth of Free and OpenSource Software through a comprehensive offering ofsophisticated risk management products and services. Anapproach of fostering a collaborative, community-basedmodel for identification and mitigation of relevant litigationrisks provides significant benefits to OSRM clients whileprotecting the unique advantages of the Open Sourcedevelopment model.“OSRMs offerings are "vendor-neutral" and carefullystructured to complement the General Public License andother common licenses under which most Free and OpenSource Software is licensed.” From www.osriskmanagement.com/about.shtml, 2 August 2004
  • 516. Open Universiteit Nederland (NL) Open University Netherlands“Open Universiteit Nederland, which welcomed itsfirst students in September 1984, is an independentgovernment-funded institute for distance learningat university level. The Dutch governments purposein founding Open Universiteit Nederland was tomake higher education accessible to anyone withthe necessary aptitudes and interests, regardless offormal qualifications.” From www.ou.nl/eCache/DEF/36.html, 15 December 2005
  • 517. Open Universiteit Nederland (NL)“De Open Universiteit Nederland verzorgthoogwaardig afstandsonderwijs (op academischniveau) voor volwassenen. Zonder eisen te stellenaan de vooropleiding van studenten. Veel mensen,die geen gelegenheid hadden om hoger onderwijs tevolgen, benutten de kans om dit alsnog te doen.Gemiddeld staan per jaar 24.000 studenteningeschreven. Begin 2004 heette onze organisatiede 250.000ste student welkom en in februari 2005startte een cursist met de miljoenste cursus.” From www.ou.nl/eCache/DEF/48.html, 15 December 2005
  • 518. The Open University (UK)For most courses there are no previousqualifications required to study. We have around150,000 undergraduate and more than 30,000postgraduate students. Nearly all students arestudying part-time. About 70 per cent ofundergraduate students are in full-timeemployment. More than 50,000 students aresponsored by their employers for their studies.11,000 people are currently studying for OU HigherDegrees.The University itself is ranked among the top UKuniversities for the quality of its teaching. From www.open.ac.uk/about/ou/index.shtml, 6 October 2005
  • 519. OpenEAI Software Foundation“The OpenEAI Software Foundation was incorporated inOctober 2002 and exists to provide organizational, legal, andfinancial support for the OpenEAI project and closely-relatedendeavors that may be integrated into the project. Thefoundation was created with the assistance of the University ofIllinois (which gifted seminal EAI work to the OpenEAISoftware Foundation) and Open Integration Incorporated. Thefoundation was incorporated as a membership-based, not-for-profit corporation in order to: ensure that the OpenEAI Projectcontinues to exist beyond the participation of individualvolunteers, enable contributions of intellectual property andfunds on a sound basis, and provide a framework to limit legalexposure for contributors participating in an expansive open-source project.” From http://www.openeai.org/openeai.xml? document=Foundation.xml&focus=N1020&focus=null, 10 May 2003
  • 520. OpenID Foundation (US)“The OpenID Foundation (OIDF) was formed inJune 2007 to help promote, protect and enable theOpenID technologies and community. This entailsmanaging intellectual property, brand marks as wellas fostering viral growth and global participation inthe proliferation of OpenID. The OIDF does notdictate the technical direction of OpenID; instead itwill help enable and protect whatever is created bythe community.” From openid.net/foundation/, 26 October 2008
  • 521. Optaros, Inc. (US)“Optaros is a consulting and systems integrationfirm that provides enterprises with best-fit solutionsto IT business challenges, maximizing the benefitsof open source software.”“Optaros offers a third alternative to the “buildversus buy” decision with our proven applicationassembly methodology. Within our core practiceareas, Optaros ensures successful solution deliveryby leveraging our pre-selected open source solutionstacks and customizing to your specific businessrequirements.” From www.optaros.com/company.shtml, 26 February 2006
  • 522. Oracle Corporation“Vision : : Get Oracle, Get Answers“For 27 years, Oracle has been helpingcustomers manage critical information. Ourgoal is to make sure that you spend lessmoney on your systems while getting themost up-to-date and accurate informationfrom them. How can you do this? Bysimplifying or outsourcing your ITinfrastructure to reduce costs, and byintegrating disparate systems to create asingle, global view of your business.” From www.oracle.com/corporate/, 6 July 2003
  • 523. Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development“The OECD groups 30 member countries sharing acommitment to democratic government and themarket economy. … Best known for its publicationsand its statistics, its work covers economic andsocial issues from macroeconomics, to trade,education, development and science andinnovation.“The OECD plays a prominent role in fostering goodgovernance in the public service and in corporateactivity. … By deciphering emerging issues andidentifying policies that work, it helps policy-makers adopt strategic orientations. It is wellknown for its individual country surveys andreviews.” From www.oecd.org/about/, 22 September 2005
  • 524. OSAF Open Source Applications FoundationTHE MISSIONCreate and gain wide adoption of Open Sourceapplication software of uncompromising quality.THE CHALLENGEBuild an innovative, sustainable alternativeapplication despite market inertia. From osafoundation.org/mission_statement.htm, 13 June 2003
  • 525. OSCI (DE)Die OSCI Leitstelle entwickelt im Auftrag desKoopA-ADV Externes Angebot und andererAuftraggeber Standards für die sichereDatenübermittlung der öffentlichen Verwaltung.Wir freuen uns über Ihr Interesse an unsererEinrichtung und hoffen, dass wir Ihre Wünschebefriedigen können - und dass eventuelle Lücken inder Web-Site Sie nicht gleich abschrecken. Wirbauen unsere Web-Site gerade wieder neu auf undhaben inzwischen gelernt, dass es ein "wir sindfertig" wohl niemals geben wird. From www1.osci.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=1181, 8 December 2007
  • 526. Ostravská univerzita (CZ) University of Ostrava“[In 1991] The newly founded University of Ostravadrew on this rich tradition in order to providehigher education in the humanities … TheUniversity provides higher education at its Facultiesof Philosophy, Education, Science and its Medical-Social Faculty, as well as at its Institute for ArtisticStudies.”“The University includes two research institutes.The Institute for the Research and Application ofFuzzy Modelling .. and the Institute for RegionalStudies.” From www.osu.cz/ang/obecne/index.php?kategorie=PBAAAA, 13 December 2005
  • 527. Ostravská univerzita (CZ)“[In 1991] Vznikem Ostravské univerzity, kteráorganicky navázala na tuto tradici, tak došlanaplnění již déle trvající snaha zřídit pro lidnaté apreferencí těžkého průmyslu silně poznamenanéOstravsko humanitně zaměřenou vysokou školu.…Ostravská univerzita poskytuje vysokoškolskévzdělání na Filozofické, Pedagogické,Přírodovědecké, Zdravotně sociální fakultě a naInstitutu pro umělecká studia..”“Univerzita má dva vědecké ústavy. Ústav provýzkum a aplikace fuzzy modelování se zaměřenímna rozvoj speciálních matematických metod a Ústavpro regionální studia, je.” From www.osu.cz/obecne/index.php?kategorie=PBAAAA, 13 December 2005
  • 528. Pacific Research Institute“The mission of the Pacific Research Institute (PRI)is to champion freedom, opportunity, and personalresponsibility for all individuals by advancing free-market policy solutions.Since its founding in 1979, PRI has remainedsteadfast to the vision of a free and civil societywhere individuals can achieve their full potential.”“The Institute’s activities include publications,events, media commentary, legislative testimony,and community outreach.” From www.pacificresearch.org/about/index.html, 23 April 2005
  • 529. Page Technology Marketing Inc. (US)“PageTech develops software libraries that focus onimaging-oriented technologies which may be usedin printing, document imaging, archiving, viewingor faxing applications.“The base printer and font technology wasoriginally developed by Atech Software for use in itsown application software product line. Thistechnology has been repositioned by PageTech to beused by third-party developers of variousapplications including: Tax Preparation, MortgageLoan Processing, Document Imaging and manyothers.” From www.pagetech.com/contact/, 28 December 2006
  • 530. PAM ForumThe Presence and Availability Management (PAM)Forum is an independent consortium with a goal toaccelerate the commercial deployment of targetedpresence and availability applications and servicesthat respect users preferences, permissions andprivacy. www.PAMForum.org, Sep 23, 2002
  • 531. Partnership for 21st Century Skills (US)“The Partnership for 21st Century Skills is a uniquealliance of education, business and governmentleaders working to fully address the educationneeds and challenges of work and life in the 21stcentury.”“The Partnership for 21st Century Skills hasdeveloped a series of ICT Literacy Maps thatillustrate the intersection between Information andCommunication Technology (ICT) Literacy and coreacademic subjects. Each of the ICT Literacy Mapswas created in conjunction with organizations thatrepresent the core academic subject areas.” From www.21stcenturyskills.org/default.asp, 25 November 2004
  • 532. Payscale Inc. (US)“PayScale is a market leader in global onlinecompensation data. With the worlds largestdatabase of individual employee compensationprofiles, PayScale provides an immediate andprecise snapshot of the job market. Our patent-pending real-time profiling system indexes customemployee attributes (such as industry-specificcertifications) and specific job titles for everyindustry.”“Launched in 2002 and headquartered in Seattle,Washington, PayScale owns the largest database ofonline employee salary data in the world.” From www.payscale.com/about.asp
  • 533. PDF/A Competence Center (DE)“The PDF/A Competence Center [is] a cooperationbetween numerous world-leading companies inPDF technology. The aim of the PDF/A CompetenceCenter is to promote the exchange of informationand experience in the area of long-term archiving inaccordance with ISO 19005: PDF/A.”“The members of the PDF/A Competence Centerare technically oriented and include severalrepresentatives on the ISO committee. They activelyparticipate in the further development of the PDF/Astandard. Member companies test each others’products for compliance with the ISO standard, inorder to guarantee a high level of quality.” From www.pdfa.org/doku.php?id=cc:en, 16 December 2006
  • 534. Pearson plc (UK)“Pearson is an international media company withmarket-leading businesses in education, businessinformation and consumer publishing.“We are the worlds leading education company.”“We are the most international source of businessand political news and analysis.”“Our world-famous Penguin is the label of quality…”“We lead our markets in quality, innovation and inprofitability.” From www.pearson.com/about/glance.htm, 2 May 2005
  • 535. The Pell Institute (US)“The Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity inHigher Education conducts and disseminatesresearch and policy analysis to encouragepolicymakers, educators, and the public to improveeducational opportunities and outcomes for low-income, first-generation, and disabled collegestudents.,” From www.pellinstitute.org/, 31 May 2007
  • 536. Pennsylvania State University (US)“Penn State is a multi-campus public researchuniversity that improves the lives of the people ofPennsylvania, the nation, and the world throughintegrated, high-quality programs in teaching,research, and service. Our instructional missionincludes undergraduate, graduate, professional, andcontinuing and distance education. … Our research,scholarship, and creative activities promote humanand economic development through the expansionof knowledge and its applications in the natural andapplied sciences, social sciences, arts, humanities,and professions. As Pennsylvanias land-grantuniversity, we also hold a unique responsibility toprovide access, outreach, and public service.” From www.psu.edu/ur/about/mission.html, 21 August 2006
  • 537. PeopleBiography, resumes, Web site entries or new itemsabout people who are referenced in eLibrarydocuments. These are added only when theyprovide additional information and perspective onthe people and their contribution to highereducation or the associated technologies.These documents have not been validated; thereader should consider the sources.
  • 538. PeopleSoft, Inc.“PeopleSoft has a history of innovating attechnology shifts and bringing the benefits to ourcustomers desktops. It started in the mid-1980swhen company founders Dave Duffield and KenMorris built our first human resources applicationon a client-server platform instead of the traditionalmainframe, adding needed flexibility and puttingmore power into the hands of users. And itshappening again right now, as the generational shiftfrom client-server to Internet architecture bringsorganizations the opportunity to enhance theirinteractions with their customers, suppliers, andemployees dramatically.” From www.peoplesoft.com/corp/en/about/overview/corp_back.jsp, 7 July 2003
  • 539. The Perl Foundation (US)“The Perl Foundation is dedicated to theadvancement of the Perl programming languagethrough open discussion, collaboration, design, andcode.“The Perl Foundation coordinates the efforts ofnumerous grass-roots Perl-based groups including:International Yet Another Perl Conferences, Holdsthe copyright on Perl 6 and Parrot, perl.org, PerlMongers, [and] PerlMonks.“The Foundation is a unit of the Yet Another Society(YAS), a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization based inHolland, Michigan which promotes theadvancement of collaborative efforts in ComputerScience and Information Technology.” From www.perlfoundation.org, 4 August 2004
  • 540. Postsecondary Electronic Standards Council (US)“The Postsecondary Electronic Standards Councilleads the higher education community in leveraging the valueof electronic standards for data exchange. We support the useof existing electronic standards set through official standards-setting bodies as well as open industry collaboration. Weprovide guidance to identify these standards. We set newindustry standards where there are no national orinternational bodies to do so. We aggressively work withschools, higher education associations, government agencies,and software and service providers to adopt these standards.We actively encourage the creation and maintenance of aninfrastructure for electronic exchange of education-relateddata.” From http://www.standardscouncil.org/index.asp, 4 February 2003
  • 541. Copyright PolicyThe following notice will appear in publications of thePostsecondary Electronic Standards Council and its XMLForum: Copyright Notice “Copyright © The Postsecondary Electronic StandardsCouncil (PESC) [date]. All Rights Reserved. “This document may be copied and furnished to others, andderivative works that comment on or otherwise explain it orassist in its implementation may be prepared, copied,published and distributed, in whole or in part, withoutrestriction of any kind, provided that the above copyrightnotice and this paragraph are included on all such copies andderivative works. However, this document itself may not bemodified in any way except when expressly approved by PESCfor the purpose of developing standards and specifications.”
  • 542. The Pew Charitable Trusts (US)“The Pew Charitable Trusts is driven by the powerof knowledge to solve today’s most challengingproblems. Pew applies a rigorous, analyticalapproach to improve public policy, inform thepublic and stimulate civic life.“We partner with a diverse range of donors, publicand private organizations and concerned citizenswho share our commitment to fact-based solutionsand goal-driven investments to improve society.” www.pewtrusts.org/about_us.aspx, 21 April 2010
  • 543. Planet PDF“Planet PDF caters to anyone and everyone with aninterest in PDF - from professional Web or printpublishers seeking appropriate tools, to rankbeginners wondering exactly what "PDF" stands for.Assisting PDF users since 1998, Planet PDF is acomprehensive, popular and independent Web siteexclusively focused on Adobe Acrobat/PDF usersand uses. Planet PDF is a division of BinaryThing.” From www.planetpdf.com/about.asp, 29 June 2005[BinaryThing’s] business assets include ARTS PDF(software), ARTS PDF Global Services (softwareservices), Nitro PDF (software), PDF Store (softwaredistribution) and Planet PDF (media). From http://www.binarything.com/, 29 Kine 2005
  • 544. Plato Learning, Inc. (US)“PLATO Learning, Inc. is the original educationalsoftware company, with a history of successfulstudent outcomes. Our heritage of innovation datesback to 1963 and continues today as we lead theeducational technology industry with the breadthand depth of our software and services.“We deliver just-in-time online assessments that aretied directly to state and provincial standards. Ourcourseware includes thousands of hours of basic toadvanced level instructional content for K-adultlearners. From www.plato.com/aboutus/index.asp, 11 December 2006
  • 545. Plumtree Software, Inc.“Plumtree’s mission is to create a comprehensive Webenvironment for employees, customers and partnersacross the enterprise to interact with different systemsand work together. Plumtree’s Enterprise Web solutionconsists of integration products for bringing resourcesfrom traditional systems together on the Web,foundation services such as collaboration, contentmanagement and search for building new Webapplications, and a portal platform for delivering theseWeb applications to broad audiences. Plumtree’sindependence and its Web Services Architecture allowthis solution to span rival platforms and systems,maximizing customers’ return on their existinginvestments.” From www.plumtree.com/company/, 12 September 2003
  • 546. Politics and Prose (US)“The name was set when there was only CarlaCohen figuring out a niche for a new bookstore inWashington.Our author talks and our publications are integralto everything that we do. We want to facilitate therelationship between books and authors andreaders. Authors enjoy coming to P&P because thestaff treats them with respect and the customers areexceptionally well informed. It’s a great chance forauthors, who work in solitude on their books, tomeet readers. Our customers enjoy the author talksand the constant activity of the store. It’s a livelyatmosphere. From www.politics-prose.com/intro.htm, 17 August 2008
  • 547. Ponemon Institute LLC (US)“The Ponemon Institute© is dedicated to advancingresponsible information and privacy managementpractices in business and government. To achievethis objective, the Institute conducts independentresearch, educates leaders from the private andpublic sectors and verifies the privacy and dataprotection practices of organizations in a variety ofindustries.” From www.ponemon.org/index.html, 25 November 2006
  • 548. Practical Law Company Inc. (US)“Practical Law Company (PLC) is the leadingprovider of legal know-how, transactional analysisand market intelligence for lawyers. Our dedicatedteam of attorneys provides the high-value, practicalknow-how that helps attorneys practice moreefficiently.“We work closely with law firms and in-house lawdepartments to provide innovative and practicalsolutions in know-how, technology and practicedevelopment.” From usld.practicallaw.com/about/PLCLawDepartment#PLC, 3 October 2010
  • 549. PricewaterhouseCoopersInternational Limited (PwCIL) (UK)“People engage PricewaterhouseCoopers to helpthem design, manage and execute lasting change.Increasingly, value is created across a complexnetwork of partners, suppliers, customers,regulators and stakeholders. Survival and successdepends on collaboration amongst them.“Our Consultants bring together a full range offunctional and industry skills to help you in thisenvironment. We take the time to listen and havethe courage to debate different points of view –based on independent and challenging insights,supported by facts and industry benchmarks.” From www.pwc.com/gx/en/consulting-services/index.jhtml, 4 March 2010
  • 550. Privacy International (UK)“PI is the oldest surviving privacy advocacy group inthe world, and was the first organisation tocampaign at an international level on privacy issues.Its antecedents stretch back to 1987, at which timethe organisation’s founders started to build aninternational network in response to mountingconcern across the world over the changing natureand magnitude of privacy violations.”PI is registered in the UK as a non-profit private limited company(no. 4354366). From /www.privacyinternational.org/article.shtml?cmd[347]=x-347-65428, 24 January 2011
  • 551. Privacy Rights Clearinghouse (US)“Privacy Rights Clearinghouse (PRC) is a nonprofitconsumer organization with a two-part mission --consumer information and consumer advocacy. Itwas established in 1992 and is based in San Diego,California. It is primarily grant-supported andserves individuals nationwide.”“The PRCs goals are to: Raise consumersawareness; Empower consumers to take action;Respond to specific privacy-related complaints;Document the nature of consumers complaints andquestions; Advocate for consumers privacy rights[some test omitted because of length]. From www.privacyrights.org/about_us.htm, 21 July 2010
  • 552. Progress Software Corporation (US)“Progress is a solutions-oriented company,combining best-of-breed products, technologies,and services targeted to meet critical business andIT needs in a wide range of industries. Ourbusiness-focused solutions—including businessevent monitoring, business transaction assurance,business process management, fraud detection, casemanagement, regulatory compliance, and riskmanagement—help to automate, enhance, monitor,and manage business processes “From web.progress.com/docs/corporate/progress_software_at_a_glance.pdf
  • 553. Public Patent Foundation (US)“The Public Patent Foundation (“PUBPAT”) is anot-for-profit legal services organization thatrepresents the publics interests against the harmscaused by the patent system, particularly the harmscaused by wrongly issued patents and unsoundpatent policy. PUBPAT provides the general publicand specific persons or entities otherwise deprivedof access to the system governing patents withrepresentation, education and advocacy.” From pubpat.org/About.htm, 16 August 2006
  • 554. Public Policy Institute of California (US)“Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) is anonprofit, nonpartisan think tank. We arededicated to informing and improving public policyin California through independent, objective,nonpartisan research.“PPIC is independent, with no government,university, or charitable affiliations.“PPIC is objective. We approach our researchwithout any specific results in mind. And wepublish our results even when they may beunpopular or controversial.” From www.ppic.org/main/about.asp, 25 April 2010
  • 555. Purdue University (US)“Purdue University is a coeducational, state-assisted system in Indiana. Founded in 1869 andnamed after benefactor John Purdue, we are one ofthe nations leading research institutions with areputation for excellent and affordable education.”“Our West Lafayette campus offers more than 200majors for undergraduates, over 70 master’s anddoctoral programs, and professional degrees inpharmacy and veterinary medicine.” From www.purdue.edu/facts/, 9 November 2010
  • 556. Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (UK)“Our mission is to safeguard the public interest insound standards of higher education qualificationsand to inform and encourage continuousimprovement in the management of the quality ofhigher education. We do this by working withhigher education institutions to define academicstandards and quality, and we carry out and publishreviews against these standards. We wereestablished in 1997 and are an independent bodyfunded by subscriptions from UK universities andcolleges of higher education, and through contractswith the main UK higher education funding bodies.” From www.qaa.ac.uk/aboutus/, 3 Jun 2007
  • 557. Questia Media America Inc. (US)“Questia is a leading provider of information andeducation resources for the digital age. Students,instructors, hobbyists, enthusiasts and lifelyonlearners in more than 200 countries rely on ourproducts to enjhance their understanding of bothacademic and popular subjects.”“Questia School Questia School is a carefullyselected collection of thousands of online, full-textbooks that support rigorous inquiry and researchfor secondary school students, K-12 faculty, andtheir library/information community. “ From /www.questia.com/Index.jsp, 15 May 2010
  • 558. Questionmark Computing Ltd. (UK)“Questionmark’s mission is to provide the highestquality testing and assessment software andsupport services to enable individuals andorganisations reach their goals.”“Questionmarks Head Quarters is London, UK,located at 4th Floor, Hill House, Highgate Hill,London, N19 5NA. The companys mission is toprovide products and support services for educationand training. The company is privately owned, andhas been growing consistently since its inception in1988.” From www.questionmark.com/uk/company.aspx, 18 October 2007
  • 559. The RAND Corporation (US)“The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institutionthat helps improve policy and decisionmakingthrough research and analysis.”“For more than 50 years, decisionmakers in thepublic and private sectors have turned to the RANDCorporation for objective analysis and effectivesolutions that address the challenges facing thenation and the world. These challenges include suchcritical social and economic issues as education,poverty, crime, and the environment, as well as arange of national security issues.” From www.rand.org/about/history/, 16 January 2005
  • 560. Reed Elsevier plc (UK)“Reed Elsevier is a world leading provider ofprofessional information solutions in the Science,Medical, Legal, Risk and Business sectors.”‘Elsevier is the worlds leading provider of scientificand medical information and serves scientists,health professionals and students worldwide.”“LexisNexis is a world leading provider of contentand information solutions for the legal and riskmarkets. LexisNexis serves customers in more than100 countries.”“Reed Business Information [provides] industrycritical data services … and more than 200 premierbusiness magazines.” From www.reed-elsevier.com/aboutus/our-business/Pages/Home.aspx, 19 July 2010.
  • 561. Research on Innovation (US)“Research on Innovation is a non-profitorganization created to conduct, sponsor andpromote research on technological innovation andto disseminate the results of this research to a broadaudience, both in academia and in industry.“Our focus is on innovation, not just invention.Innovation includes not only science and R&D(research and development), but also the adoptionand implementation of new technologies, thedevelopment of new skills and learning-by-doing.As such, innovation may depend on complexorganizational, institutional and cultural factors.Consequently, our research interests are inter-disciplinary involving economics, businessmanagement, history and sociology.” From www.researchoninnovation.org/, 25 December 2006
  • 562. Red Hat, Inc. (US)“What began as a better way to build software--openness, transparency, collaboration--soon shiftedthe balance of power in an entire industry. Therevolution of choice continues. Today Red Hat is theworlds most trusted provider of Linux and opensource technology.” From www.redhat.com/about/, 18 April 2006
  • 563. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (US)“Today’s Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute iscombining its legacy of leadership in technology-based education with an expanding emphasis on thepursuit of discovery.”“RPI is widely recognized for the effectiveness of itshands-on approach to undergraduate education.Rensselaer’s classrooms are a model for intellectualengagement and the interaction of students andfaculty. In both curriculum reform and creative use ofnew teaching techniques and technologies,Rensselaer’s leadership in interactive learning hashelped to further transform the way we teach andlearn. Throughout its history, Rensselaer research hasproduced ground-breaking work in a broad range ofimportant areas." From www.rpi.edu/about/index.html, 22 October 2005
  • 564. MySQL AB (SE)“MySQL AB is the company that develops, supportsand markets the MySQL database server globally.Our mission is to make superior data managementavailable and affordable for all, and to contribute tobuilding the mission-critical high-volume systemsand products of tomorrow. We have made ourproduct available at zero price under the GNUGeneral Public License (GPL), and we also sell itunder a commercial license to those who do notwish to be bound by the terms of the GPL.” From www.mysql.com/company/index.html, 8 July 2003
  • 565. Research Councils U.K. (UK)“Research Councils UK (RCUK) is a strategicpartnership between the eight UK ResearchCouncils. RCUK was established in 2002 to enablethe Councils to work together more effectively toenhance the overall impact and effectiveness oftheir research, training and innovation activities,contributing to the delivery of the Government’sobjectives for science and innovation.” From www.rcuk.ac.uk/aboutrcuk/default.htm, 22 July 2007
  • 566. Rice University (US)“Rice is consistently ranked as one of the nation’sbest teaching and research universities. That’s notsurprising, since it shares much in common withthe nation’s other top universities, includingapplicants. … students know that Rice offers:” Thehighest quality, including a rigorous, outstandingeducation …, The resources and opportunities formeaningful undergraduate research, Outstandingfaculty and facilities, A national and internationalstudent body, and A vast range of things to explore,from study abroad to research, and an endless list ofextracurricular activities.” From www.explore.rice.edu/explore/Welcome.asp, 19 February 2007
  • 567. Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government (US)“Our mission at the Rockefeller Institute is not thesame as that of many public policy institutes, or“think tanks.” Our job is not to advocate particularpolicies, but to enhance the capacities of stategovernments and the federal system to dealeffectively with the nation’s domestic challenges.We care about how well states are governed —either on their own, or in concert with federal andlocal governments.”“We have long tracked and analyzed state fiscalconditions, tax policies, fiscal capabilities andspending trends. “ From www.rockinst.org/about_us/, 14 March 2010
  • 568. Rome Student Systems and Standards Group (EU)“From Rome to Dublin, momentum is buildingbehind the area of Standards for the exchange ofstudent and curriculum data between HigherEducation Institutions and HE stakeholders atlarge. The Bologna Process is mandating attentionto this theme and the HE sector is taking actionsaccordingly –the emerging Rome StudentSystems and Standards Group (RS3G) istaking on the role of an influential referencepoint in this market.” From “Report from the European workshop, 25th April 2008 in Dublin (IE), 25 April 2008
  • 569. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (US)“Mission …to provide students with the world’s bestundergraduate education in engineering,mathematics, and science in an environment ofindividual attention and support.“Vision … to be the best undergraduate engineering,mathematics, and science educational institution inthe world.”From www.rose-hulman.edu/admissions/facts/facts.htm, 13 September 2007
  • 570. Royal Society of the Arts (UK)“The Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts,Manufactures and Commerce - commonly known asthe RSA - was founded in 1754 by William Shipley, apainter and social activist, on a manifesto "toembolden enterprise, enlarge science, refine arts,improve our manufactures and extend ourcommerce".“Today the RSAs work is framed by five manifestochallenges that reflect the original mission in 21st-century terms. These challenges are deliveredthrough a portfolio of projects and a lectureprogramme consisting of over 100 events everyyear. “ From www.rsa.org.uk/rsa/index.asp, 25 November 2006
  • 571. Province of British Columbia (CA)“British Columbia is the westernmost of Canadasprovinces and is famed for its natural beauty, asreflected in its Latin motto, Splendor sine occasu("Splendour without Sunset (Diminishment)").“It was the sixth province to join the CanadianConfederation. Its residents are referred to asBritish Columbians.“The capital of British Columbia is Victoria, the 15thlargest metropolitan region in Canada. The largestcity is Vancouver, Canadas third-largestmetropolitan area. From en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Columbia, 19 January 2008
  • 572. the rSmart group“The rSmart group vision is to work collaborativelywith our customers; exploring the intersection oftechnology and learning, setting an example withinnovative applications, and increasing access forall.“Our mission is to deliver technology-based servicesthat: have direct benefit to students first andforemost; promote greater accessibility to educationfor all; empower and cater to unique individualneeds; stimulate innovative new approaches toteaching and learning.” http://www.rsmart.com/about_us.php, 1 Jan 2004
  • 573. Rustici Software LLC (US)“Rustici Software creates products that simplifyconforming with learning standards like SCORMand AICC. While other companies tolerate them, weembrace the standards and their intent. Really, thisis all we do.”“We’ve been solving SCORM problems exclusivelysince 2003. We’re profitable; we carry no debt.We’ll be here innovating on learning systems yearsfrom now. This is a company you can trust. We sellproducts that work.” From www.scorm.com/about-us/, 6 June 2010
  • 574. rss-dev group“RDF Site Summary 1.0 Specification Working GroupAbstract:RDF Site Summary (RSS) is a lightweight multipurposeextensible metadata description and syndication format. RSS isan XML application, conforms to the W3Cs RDF Specificationand is extensible via XML-namespace and/or RDF basedmodularization.Design Goals:The modular extension of existing RSS through XMLNamespaces and RDF stressing backward compatibility with RSS0.9 for ease of adoption by existing syndicated contentproducers.” Subscribe: rss-dev-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
  • 575. Russell Group of Universities, The (UK)“The Russell Group represents the 20 leading UKuniversities which are committed to maintainingthe very best research, an outstanding teaching andlearning experience and unrivalled links withbusiness and the public sector.” From www.russellgroup.ac.uk/about-russell-group/, 29 May 2010
  • 576. Copyright Notice“Copyright © 2000 by the Authors.Permission to use, copy, modify and distribute theRDF Site Summary 1.0 Specification and itsaccompanying documentation for any purpose andwithout fee is hereby granted in perpetuity,provided that the above copyright notice and thisparagraph appear in all copies. The copyrightholders make no representation about thesuitability of the specification for any purpose. It isprovided "as is" without expressed or impliedwarranty.This copyright applies to the RDF Site Summary 1.0Specification and accompanying documentationand does not extend to the RSS format itself.”
  • 577. Sakai Foundation (US)“The corporation is organized for such educational,scientific, and charitable purposes as shall qualify it forexemption from federal taxation … including, but notlimited to, serving as a proponent for open andcommunity source collaboration and development forhigher education software tools, as an information,research and development community for educationsoftware tools; fostering multidisciplinary researchand education in open and community source softwaredevelopment and collaboration, promoting theexpansion, development and implementation ofeducation open source software tools to assist highereducation and other sectors of the educationcommunity for the benefit of society.” From Articles of Incorporation, 5 November 2005
  • 578. Sage Publications plc (UK)“SAGE Publications is an independent internationalpublisher of journals, books, and electronic media.Known for our commitment to quality andinnovation, we are a world leader in our chosenscholarly, educational, and professional markets.”“We are owned and managed by publishers, notfinancial investors. We take the long-term viewrather than being influenced by short-term financialresults or goals. We offer global publishing on ahuman scale—large enough to have the capabilitiesof a multinational company, but small enough forindividual authors, editors, societies, and colleaguesto influence our direction.” From www.sagepub.com/aboutCompany.nav, 17 Jun 2007
  • 579. Sallie Mae Inc. (US)“Sallie Mae®, the nations leading provider ofstudent loans and administrator of college savingsplans, has helped millions of Americans achievetheir dream of a higher education. The companyprimarily provides federal and private studentloans, including consolidation loans, forundergraduate and graduate students and theirparents.“In addition, Sallie Mae offers comprehensiveinformation and resources to assist students,parents, and guidance professionals with thefinancial aid process.” From www.salliemae.com/about/, 6 December 2007
  • 580. San Antonio Training Partners“San Antonio Training Partners is dedicated toproviding performance-based training services forTexas—especially to foster San Antonio’s becominga world class technology hub.“Our training business is unique—we assess anorganization’s entire range of training requirements—and design, integrate and deliver training toadvance clients’ objectives and strategies. We guideclients through todays increasingly complextraining options to plan practical workforcedevelopment—then implement the plans to producesignificant, measurable performanceimprovement.” From www.satrainingpartners.com/mission.htm, 14 July 2005
  • 581. San Joaquin Delta College (US)“San Joaquin Delta College is providing excellentpost-secondary education that serves the needs ofstudents, the College District and the communitythrough continuing, transfer, and career education.To achieve this objective, the faculty and staffcommit themselves to providing comprehensiveinstructional programs, student services and publicservices that are high quality.” From www.deltacollege.edu/dept/publicinfo/dist_statements.html, 24 May 2006
  • 582. San José State University (US)“San José State provides a comprehensiveuniversity education, granting bachelors andmasters degrees in 134 areas of study. Qualityteaching and small classes are a priority at SJSU,where tenured professors teach introductory as wellas advanced courses. One of the 200 top researchuniversities in the nation, SJSU offers rigorouscourse work and research opportunities to morethan 30,000 undergraduate and graduate studentsin seven colleges.” From ww.sjsu.edu/about_sjsu/, 13 October 2006
  • 583. Sand Hill Group (US)“Sand Hill Group provides investments andmanagement advice to emerging enterprisetechnology leaders. Sand Hill also ownsSandhill.com the premier destination site andresource center for CEOs, VPs, Entrepreneurs, VCsand for members of the software industry eco-system. Its wee