The library subscribes to Standards Australia and IEEE online and staff/students can access full text standards from these websites.
If you would like to look at a full text standard from another source (eg. ISO) please contact your Research Librarian for information about access and purchasing.
Standards cover geographic areas:
Standards cover both products, services and systems.
Standards are not law, and Standards Australia is not part of the Government. However, if a standard is referenced in legislation it does become mandatory.
National Information Standards Organization
NISO is a not-for-profit association accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). This website contains the full text of ANSI/NISO standards, freely available for download and reproduction for non-commercial purposes.
Japanese Standards Association
This website is the sales site for all Japanese standards and publications. Search for JIS, ISO, and IEC standards.
Deutsches Institut für Normung (DIN) (Germany)
Search for German standards as well as those at a European and international level.
Standards New Zealand
Standards New Zealand are responsible for developing Standards in collaboration with Standards Australia. This website allows searching of standards, handbooks and other documents.
BSI British Standards
BSI is the UK's National standards body. Search for specific standards or browse by sector or subject area.
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
The ASME produced over 600 technical standards and codes in various technical areas and has a searchable catalogue of all documents.
American National Standards Institute
ANSI is the official US representative to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The ANSI website has a searchable catalogue of ANSI US and international standards.
National Institute of Standards and Technology (USA)
The NIST website allows searching of recent publications as well as browsing by topic.
Interested in knowing how standards are applied in real life situations?
The ISO website explains how standards concerning water are helping address global water challenges.
Standards exist for various issues including treating waste water and supplying water during crisis.