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Standards: ISO/IEC/ITU

Basics for Locating Standards

1.  Confirm the standard number including the acronym and title by searching Google, or a standards search engine such as the NSSN (ANSI) website http://www.nssn.org/default.aspx or the IHS Standards Store http://global.ihs.com .  Assume you are looking for ISO 2371. A search of Google shows the following from the ISO website: ISO 2371:1974 - Field balancing equipment -- Description and evaluation.

2.  Search this library guide. a) On this guide, look for the respective acronym (on one of the tabs to a page) which corresponds to the needed standard and study the respective page if found, for an indication of a print or electronic index and the availability of full text in the print or electronic format.  Or, b) enter the acronym for the standard in question such as ANSI into the search bar above [insert link].  If a page is found, search for any indication of a print or electronic index and the availability of full text in print or electronic format.

3.  Search the library catalog for an individual standard. This assumes the standard is indexed in the catalogFrom the Library homepage http://www.library.okstate.edu, select Catalog Basic, select "Title search": (the default is keyword):
a) search with the standard number including the acronym ISO 2371 if that fails
b) search by standard title “Field balancing equipment – Description and evaluation”

4. If nothing found, contact the engineering librarian.   It is hard to know what might have been overlooked. 

5. If the Library does not own the standard, it is very unlikely that Interlibrary Services will be able to obtain the standard, due to licensing restrictions. 

6. Let the Library know of your interest in a standard.  This helps build the case for future purchasing decisions.  No guarantees, unfortunately.

ISO/IEC/ITU

ISO

About: ISO is a global network of national standards institutes from 156 countries.It has a current portfolio of some 16 500 standards for business, government and society.  Subject matter ..."for all three dimensions of sustainable development – economic, environmental and social. ISO standards provide solutions and achieve benefits for almost all sectors of activity, including agriculture, construction, mechanical engineering, manufacturing, distribution, transport, medical devices, information and communication technologies, the environment, energy, quality management, conformity assessment and services" [1]
[1]from http://www.iso.org/iso/pressrelease.htm?refid=Ref1052

E-format.  No ISO standards in the e-format are owned by the Library.  However, you can get a short description of a standard of interest using the ISO website

Print format. The Library owns very few ISO standards, nearly all are out of date.
1. What the Library owns can be determined as follows, from the Library homepage http://www.library.okstate.edu, select Catalog Basic, select "Title search", iso standards.
2. A search by standard number including the alphabetical prefix, such as ISO 2371, would consist of a Catalog Basic, "title search", iso 2371.
3. Books _about_ ISO standards are plentiful, these items tell about how the standard is applied, these items do_not_ contain the full-text of the standard.  For example search for ISO 9001: Quality management systems -- Requirements, by standard number or title. 


IEC:

About:
The International Electrotechnical Commission, (IEC) is located in Geneva Switzerland.  Subject Matter: IEC standards cover a range of technologies, including power generation, transmission, and distribution and the end products that rely on electrical power.  These standards address electrical devices that work in conjunction with nuclear, mechanical, medical, and industrial equipment, and many others.[2]   

E-format.  The Library owns no IEC Standards in the e-format. You can get a short description of a standard of interest from the IEC.

Print format. The Library owns very few IEC standards, nearly all are out of date.
1. What the Library owns can be determined as follows, from the Library homepage http://www.library.okstate.edu, select Catalog Basic, select "Title search", iec standards.
2. A search by standard number including the alphabetical prefix, such as IEC 60204-11, would consist of a Catalog Basic, "title search", IEC 60204-11.
3. Books _about_ IEC standards are available, these items tell about how the standard is applied, these items do_not_ contain the full-text of the standard.  For example for IEC 60204: Safety of Machinery, a Catalog advanced search with the standard number without the the alpa-numeric prefix and the standard title: 60204 and Safety of Machinery.  Articles about IEC standards are available from the engineering specific databases Compendex, Inspec, and IEEE.  These articles do_not_ contain the full-text of standards.     

[2]from http://www.iso.org/iso/pressrelease.htm?refid=Ref1052


ITU:

Subject Matter: ITU coordinates the shared global use of the radio spectrum, promotes international cooperation in assigning satellite orbits, works to improve telecommunication infrastructure in the developing world, and establishes the worldwide standards for interconnection of communications systems.[3]

E-format.  The Library owns no ITU Standards in the e-format. You can get a short description of a standard of interest from the ITU.

Print format. Adapt the process for locating ITU standards from instructions for locating IEC standards, above. 

[3]from http://www.itu.int/en/about/Pages/default.aspx