World Standards Week (WSW) shines a light on those who have made significant contributions to their industry, their nation, and the enhancement of the global standards system. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has issued a call for nominations for its 2013 Leadership and Service Awards, which will be presented in conjunction with World Standards Week (WSW) 2013. brought this interesting news to our attention in their article, “ANSI  opens nominations for Leadership and Service Awards.“

Nominations are due by Friday, June 28, 2013 (at 5:00 p.m. Eastern). The nomination forms are available here.

Obviously, we fully support standards and enthusiastically recognize those who are stellar leaders in supporting them in their industry. We know that it has never been more important to approach knowledge organization based on accepted and shared standards. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies that can help you generate ANSI/ISO/W3C-compliant taxonomies.

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