Standards are a basic tool of scientists and engineers. At Rodgers Library we use SAI Global to find and order individual standards. SAI Global covers standards from many standards organizations, such as ASME and SAE. Our approach is to order most standards on demand. However, since ASTM standards are in high demand, we recently subscribed to ASTM Compass. In the case of SAI Global users can easily search the database, but the library takes care of the download piece. ASTM Compass is handled differently. It is delivered to desktops and users can search and download independently.
Tip 11: Library Polices. Like any large organization the UA Libraries has a set of policies that govern library use. Policies provide guidance and even answer specific questions. A few examples: For how long can faculty check out a book? How does the Library Annex operate? How do I donate books to the library? How does interlibrary loan service work? What does the Code of Conduct say to users? What is acceptable use of computing resources?
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When standards are needed by engineers, they commonly turn to ASTM (American Society for Testing Materials), ANSI (American National Standards Institute) and ISO (International Standards Organization). Standards from other organizations can be handy as well. Since it’s hard to anticipate what specific standards are needed for a project, the library subcribes to SAI Global’s Standards Infobase. This database provides access to over one million standards issued by organizations from around the world. Standards are essential for commerce and technology. Login to the standards database at: http://bit.ly/fawwi