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100 years of Austrian Standards

Austrian Standards celebrates its 100th anniversary on 23 September! Thus, we present an interactive anniversary exhibition at the House of Standards at Heinestraße 38. The exhibition designed by Ars Electronica, Linz, shows the development and application of standards in practice. From now on, you may come and see the exhibition during regular office hours free of charge. For all those who are not able to enjoy the exhibition on site, there is also a virtual exhibition. Just browse our anniversary website to see more.

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However, this is just a first highlight as the anniversary year only begins officially in September 2020 and you can already look forward to the activities we organize to let you explore the world of standards!

“Safety, trust, innovation and diversity” are the key messages of our anniversary year. These aspects are examined by exhibits and events in an entertaining and attractive way. Thanks to interactive elements, there is much to be discovered in our exhibition on 100 years of Austrian Standards. The “Penrose triangle” sculpture designed by Ars Electronica invites you to get to now multiple dimensions of standardization. In a “neural network” you can check out how knowledge is interlinked and cross-referenced. An illustrated timeline presented along a corridor allows you to review historical events from the world of standardization. These installations and more are presented to a wider public in pre-booked guided tours and during the “Long Night of Research”. Partner events organized in Vienna and other regions will offer study visits to and exclusive insights into organizations.

This website will be continuously updated with new information and events – so, visit us again soon!

Topics of the future and relevance for society

“100 Years of Austrian Standards – Shaping the Future” shows what standards actually are, where they can be found, which role they play in our society and how they have developed in the course of the past 100 years. The exhibition designed together with Ars Electronica and Come In presents the history of standardization, provides insights into selected standards and highlights topics of the future in numerous interactive installations.

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The timeline looks back on the history of Austrian Standards – without nostalgia and without glorification, but rather in the awareness that we are standing on firm foundations from which we can look to the future and resolutely continue on the path of international orientation.

Timeline

The timeline looks back on the history of Austrian Standards – without nostalgia and without glorification, but rather in the awareness that we are standing on firm foundations from which we can look to the future and resolutely continue on the path of international orientation.

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Best Practice with Austrian Standards

Archives without chaos

„The holdings of the Municipal and Provincial Archives of Vienna currently have a length of 60 kilometres. Every year, they grow by around one kilometre. Without standards, there would be chaos. From the floor to the last register level, from indoor climate to digitization – we use international standards in all fields.“

Liane Kirnbauer-Tiefenbach, MA, Archivist at the Municipal and Provincial Archives of Vienna | Municipal Department 8 of the City of Vienna

Standards used

ISO 15489-1:2016 04 15
ISO 23081-1:2017 10 01
ISO 11799:2015 12 01
ÖNORM EN 16242:2013 04 01
International Standard Archival Description (ISAD)
International Standard for Describing Functions (ISDF)
Open Archival Information System (OAIS)

Our partners in the anniversary year