ISO Knowledge Economics Standards Committee Forming LO27045

From: Edward Swanstrom (
Date: 07/24/01

Replying to LO27020 --

Corrected Press Release

[We got ahead of ourselves on the LO2700 release]

Invitation to participate in Global Knowledge Economics Council (GKEC) KM
Standards Discussions and participate in Knowledge Management Standards

Per ANSI requirements that "Participation shall be open to all persons who
are directly and materially affected by the activity in question", the
GKEC invites you to apply to participate in discussions about Knowledge
Management Standards.

See for more information.

Areas potentially affected include:
. Computer-based Knowledge Bases
. Information Science
. Library Science
. Learning
. eLearning
. Training
. Education
. Knowledge Science
. Knowledge Technology
. Knowledge Engineering
. Organizational Learning
. Ontologies
. KM Methods
. Human Resource Development
. Knowledge Economics
. Technological Change Economics
. Innovation Economics
. Social Economics
. Learning Economics
. Cognitive Economics
. Attention Economics
. Help Desks
. Knowledge Quality
. Knowledge Metrics
. Intellectual Property
. Intellectual Capital
. Knowledge Representation Languages
. Knowledge Networks
. And others


GKEC follows ANSI guidelines 2000:

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1.2 Due process requirements
Due process means that any person (organization, company, government
agency, individual, etc.) with a direct and material interest has a
right to participate by: a) expressing a position and its basis, b)
having that position considered, and c) having the right to appeal. Due
process allows for equity and fair play. The following constitute the
minimum acceptable due process requirements for the development of

1.2.1 Openness
Participation shall be open to all persons who are directly and
materially affected by the activity in question. There shall be no undue
financial barriers to participation. Voting membership on the consensus
body shall not be conditional upon membership in any organization, nor
unreasonably restricted on the basis of technical qualifications or
other such requirements.

Timely and adequate notice of any action to create, revise, reaffirm, or
withdraw a standard, and the establishment of a new consensus developing
group or canvass list shall be provided to all known directly and
materially affected interests. Notice should include a clear and
meaningful description of the purpose of the proposed activity and shall
identify a readily available source for further information.

1.2.2 Balance
The standards development process should have a balance of interests and
shall not be dominated by any single interest category.

Dominance means a position or exercise of dominant authority,
leadership, or influence by reason of superior leverage, strength, or
representation to the exclusion of fair and equitable consideration of
other viewpoints. The requirement implicit in the phrase "shall not be
dominated by any single interest category" normally will be satisfied by
the historical criteria for balance; that is a) no single interest
category constitutes more than one third of the membership of a
committee dealing with safety or b) no single interest category
constitutes a majority of the membership of a committee dealing with
product standards.

Unless it is claimed by a directly and materially affected person that a
single interest category dominated the standards development process, no
test for dominance is required.



Edward Swanstrom
Interim Secretary-General
Global Knowledge Economics Council (GKEC)


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