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Click on a consortium name to view a description of that consortium and to access links that will take you to its homepage, supported standards and (if available) its IPR policy.


Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL)
Develops standards for advanced distributed learning

Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA)
Promotes the assistive technology industry for people with disabilities

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Book Industry Study Group (BISG)
Develops and promotes standards, practices, research and events related to both print and digital publishing

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Content Reference Forum (CRF)
Promoted digital content distribution specifications

Customized Learning Experience Online Lab (CLEO)
Focused on e-learning interoperability specifications

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DAISY Consortium
Maintains and promotes the DAISY Standard for Digital Talking Books

Promotes economic growth and social progress in the EU (Europe)

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Ed-Fi Alliance
Develops XML-based data tools to integrate raw education data into Web-based applications

Develops scalable learning services made available to students worldwide

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IMS Global Learning Consortium, Inc. (IMS)
Develops and promotes the adoption of open technical specifications for interoperable learning technology

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Kantara Initiative
Develops and promotes secure, identity-based, online interactions while preventing misuse of personal information

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Learning, Education, and Training Systems Interoperability (LETSI)
Develops and promotes the secure exchange of data among current and future systems, website, and mobile apps

Linguistic Data Consortium (LDC)
Develops language-related education, research and technology development by creating and sharing linguistic resources

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Open Archives Initiative (OAI)
Develops and promotes digital content interoperability standards

Open eBook Forum (OeBF)
Established specifications and standards for electronic publishing *Became the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF),

OpenDoc Society
Promotes the openness of documents and shared knowledge

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Sensor Network Consortium (SNC)
Promotes sensor network industry growth by fostering research in sensor networks and facilitating interaction between academia and industry

SIF Association (SIF)
Develops and promotes specifications for sharing of school and learning information (the SIF Implementation Specification)

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Text Encoding Initiative Consortium (TEI-C)
Developed and now maintains the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI)

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