The FDSN is responsible for the creation and maintenance of two publications:
The FDSN Station Book contains information about stations from all networks that contribute data (or intend to contribute data) through the FDSN.
Standard for the Exchange of Earthquake Data (SEED) Manual
Version 2.4 (PDF)
Updated August, 2012
Using FDSN data? Here is information about how to cite the data center or network from which your data originated.
Historical documents covering the background of the FDSN.
The FDSN web service specifications provide a compatibility baseline for RESTful web services across multiple data centers.
The FDSN StationXML schema specifies a baseline for seismological and related metadata.