ASTM standards online & new Standards On-Demand program

Posted March 7th, 2007 by Stephanie Hartman

ASTM Standards available online!

    Standards

    The MIT Libraries is very pleased to announce online access to the complete set of current ASTM Standards and Specifications. This access will be provided through the vendor, Techstreet, which is part of the Thomson group. This purchasing decision was made in part due to the responses received from the Standards Survey conducted last spring. ASTM standards received the highest use across departments, and we are confident this online access will better assist you in your teaching, research and learning. ASTM Standards can be found via Vera (http://libraries.mit.edu/vera) or via the shortcut URL: http://libraries.mit.edu/get/astmstand.

    Get any standard you need: Standards On-Demand

    Another improvement in service was also inspired by the research and data collection last spring and summer. This fall we began our “Standards On-Demand” program. Due to rising prices in standards packages, we felt it best to take our limited resources and move to an “on-demand” model. In this model, the MIT Libraries will consider and, in most cases, purchase any standard needed by the MIT community. Be sure to check the Libraries Standards page (URL below) to learn about what standards we already have access to. If you don’t find what you need, fill out the request form found on the page or at the URL below and we will do our best to get the standard for you.

    Important URLs:
    ASTM Standards via Techstreet/Thomson: http://libraries.mit.edu/get/astmstand
    Libraries guide to Standards: http://libraries.mit.edu/guides/types/standards/
    Request a standard: http://libraries.mit.edu/standards-form

    Please let us know if you have any comments or questions about any of these services, and in the meantime, enjoy!

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