Answered By: Josh Denby
Last Updated: Jan 12, 2017     Views: 24

Companies and libraries must pay to have the actual standards documents; these standards can be very expensive, and they are frequently updated as technologies change. Because of these reasons, the library does not own very many actual standards documents. If you can’t obtain original standards documents, there are lots of places where you can find summaries of standards or explanations of the standards and descriptions of how they are applied. A prominent example is the Search Engine for Standards (www.nssn.org), powered by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The site allows you to view descriptions (called “scope” on the site) without fee.

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