About Document Center Inc.
Document Center Inc. is an information distributor based in Silicon Valley. Selling standards since 1982 and on the web since 1993, Document Center Inc. is a leader in the dissemination of conformance information for business. Document Center offers out-sourced management services for standards collections for ISO-9000 and FDA compliance, as well as individual document sales. It is among the top 3% of women-owned businesses in the U.S.
The company was started to provide Silicon Valley companies with copies of military specifications and standards on a same day basis. In January 1985, Claudia Bach took over the company and turned it from a garage-based business into an internationally known and respected distributor of the complete spectrum of Standards and conformance information.
The company pioneered the use of the Internet, and particularly the web, for the distribution of standards and standards information. With it's first website (www.doccenter.com) in 1993, the company influenced information organizations as diverse as Dialog and Information Express to Standards bodies such as ISO (the International Standards Organization) and ANSI (the American National Standards Institute).
Document Center Inc. currently monitors over 400,000 standards from all disciplines and jurisdictions. Especially known for its strength in the Medical Devices industry, the company has thousands of customers who depend on it's notification services to keep their standards collections up-to-date. Staff members also audit standards collections on a regular basis to confirm that customers will pass their conformance reviews with flying colors.
In addition, Document Center offers custom reports for customers to compare past purchases with current editions of the standards they've gotten from the company.
Standards can be purchased in both paper and electronic format from the company website, www.document-center.com, or by phoning the company at 650-591-7600 or by fax at 650-591-7617. Other services are available upon request. Send us comments or questions using our email address, firstname.lastname@example.org
About Claudia Bach, President
Claudia Bach has owned Document Center Inc. since January, 1985. She has presided over the development of Document Center from an idea in a garage into an internationally respected standards distribution service.
Ms. Bach received her Bachelor's degree in Music from the University of the Pacific, magna cum laude, with a degree in piano performance. She obtained extensive practical background in accounting and management from her previous experience in the television industry.
Ms. Bach received international attention on the early adoption (1993) of the Internet by Document Center, including an article in Forbes magazine.
An acknowledged expert on standards, Ms. Bach is a fellow of the Standards Engineering Society. She authored a column that appeared regularly in the Journal of the Society for Technical Communication, fulfills frequent speaking engagements, and has published other articles on standards issues. She has been active in the Special Libraries Association, having served for three years as the Chair of the Standards Committee of the Engineering Division of the national organization. Additionally, Ms. Bach has served on the ANSI Standards and Data Services Committee.
She currently resides in San Carlos, CA. with her husband and enjoys hiking, swimming, and playing her Steinway grand.