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Brief Introduction of SAC


Standardization Administration of the People's Republic of China (SAC) was established in April 2001 and authorized by the State Council to exercise administrative responsibilities by undertaking unified management, supervision and overall coordination of standardization works in China.

SAC represents China to join the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and other international and regional standardization organizations; SAC is responsible for organizing the activities of Chinese National Committee for ISO and IEC; SAC approves and organizes the implementation of international cooperation and exchanging projects on standardization.

Main Responsibilities of SAC

  1. To draft and revise the state laws and regulations on standardization, to formulate and implement the policies on standardization; to formulate the national administrative rules on standardization and develop relevant systems; to organize the implementation of laws, rules and systems on standardization;
  2. To be responsible for formulating the development programs on standardization of China; to organize, coordinate and draft the programs on the development and revision of national standards;
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  4. To be responsible for organizing the development and revision of national standards;to be responsible for the examination, approval, numbering and publication of national standards;
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  6. To be responsible for the management of the funds used for developing and revising national standards and the funds specially used for research on standards and stan¬dardization activities;
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  8. To manage and guide the scientific & technical work related to standardization as well as the dissemination, education and training concerned;
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  10. To be responsible for coordinating and administering national technical committees of standardization concerned;
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  12. To be responsible for coordinating and guiding sector and local standardization work;to be responsible for registration of sector and local standards;
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  14. To represent China to join the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and other international and regional standardization organizations.

National Technical Committee 4 on Information and Documentation of Standardization Administration of China

Brief introduction


National Technical Committee 4 on Information and Documentation of Standardization Administration of China (SAC/TC4)is a China national technical committee responsible for the administrative affairs of the technical standardization on information and documentation under the responsibility of the Standardization Administration of China (SAC) which, working on the development, revision, management and popularization the China national standards in information and documentation sector.

The technical committee was established in 1979, and its secretariat set up in the Institute of Science and Technical Information of China (ISTIC), a directly affiliated institution under the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China (MOST). It is also the participant country member of the ISO/TC46 “Information and Documentation” which scope correspondence to ISO/TC46, including the standardization of information and documentation in industrial areas of libraries, information centers, publishing, archives, museums etc. in China.

Over the past 30 years, more than 60 national standards developed within the technical committee mainly covering terminology and knowledge system, character transliteration, identification and description of information and documentation, metadata, technical interoperation, statistics and performance evaluation of libraries, records/archives management, formulating preliminarily national standard system throughout the life cycle of information and documentation from creation, process, revelation, preservation to management and service of information resources.