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An introduction to technical standards: what they are, where they come from, how to get them.

Resources for Classroom Integration


The ANSI Committee on Education (COE) oversees all Institute initiatives related to standards and conformity assessment education. The committee works with the entire standardization community to introduce the importance of standards to the academic community and to the public at large, and continually seeks out partnerships and opportunities to engage and inform new constituents of all ages.

ANSI and its Committee on Education (CoE) work with members of the U.S. academic community to promote the incorporation of standards-related information into the curricula of U.S. colleges and universities.

Participants in the program have access to members of the U.S. standardization community who are available to provide case studies, model tutorials, and other educational resources that can be used by professors in the classroom.

As the U.S. member body of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), ANSI has been authorized to provide, upon request, complimentary access for students and faculty to selected standards currently available in the ISO collection.  Certain standards from the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) may also be made available upon request. These collections are comprised of nearly 20,000 standards, which can be made available to U.S. faculty and students in all disciplines in institutions of higher learning throughout the United States.

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See link below for Standards 101 Flyer content

(ANSI's Standards 101 PDF file)

Intrgrating Standards in your Classroom

Reserves & Standards

Reserves  are placed only during semesters when the course for which those materials were requested is in session.

If the Standard is located in a Database, like ASTM, you should submit your request using the Electronic Reserve Request Form. These electronic reserves MUST link to the database, not a PDF scan.

If the Standard is located in a physical collection in your library, like many ISO standards we have with PSU Libraries, you should submit your request using the Book/Media Reserve Request Form. As it takes a bit of time to receive NEW print copies of standards, please contact your librarian well ahead of submitting this form. Currently held print standards should not take any longer than a current monograph hold.

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