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Standards: Main

This subject guide gives an introduction about Standards and covers major sets of standards available at NUS Libraries: Singapore Standards, British Standards, IEC Standards, IEEE Standards and ASTM standards.


What is a Standard?

A standard is a document that provides technical specifications, guidelines or characteristics on:

  • how materials and products should be manufactured, measured, tested or defined;
  • how methods, processes and services should be managed or implemented

(adapted and consolidated from definitions by ISO, Enterprise Singapore and British Standards Institution)

Standard Number

Standards are generally identified by standard reference numbers, which have 2 components: prefix and number.

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