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Technical Standards

Locating Standards in the Library

What are Standards?

Standards are agreed upon formulas for the best way of doing things. Standards can be about making a product, managing a process, delivering a service or supplying materials – standards cover a huge range of activities. Using standards in manufacturing, industry, and workplaces improves quality, safety, and efficiency.

Some places where standards are used:

  • Quality management standards to help work more efficiently and reduce product failures.
  • Environmental management standards to help reduce environmental impacts, reduce waste and be more sustainable.
  • Health and safety standards to help reduce accidents in the workplace.
  • Energy management standards to help cut energy consumption.
  • Food safety standards to help prevent food from being contaminated.
  • IT security standards to help keep sensitive information secure.

(adapted from ISO Standards)

Where to Find Standards

Use the links below to identify the standard/s you need.

Standards can be searched by the title or standard number in URSUS. Technical Standards can be found at the Circulation & Reserves desk on the Mall (south) side of the building.
Contact Heather Perrone if you cannot find a specific standard.

Use Interlibrary Loan (ILL) to request standards we don't have. When requesting provide as much information about the standard as you can identify, including the title, the number, the year of adoption and the publishing organization.

If Interlibrary Loan is unable to obtain the standard you need, talk to your faculty and ask them to place an order request to Heather Perrone. Because of the high cost of acquiring technical standards, and the strict copyright and licensing restrictions, Fogler will only order them at the request of faculty members.

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