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What are Standards?

Standards are agreed-upon specifications and guidelines for the performance, operation or composition of a product or process. Regulatory agencies create standards that have legal weight; other organizations create standards that are adopted voluntarily because they provide a means of correlating measures and create a common ground. (Adopted from this guide). More information on why you would use a standard is available at this page from the BSI British Standards.

Can't find a standard? Ask your librarian for help. Vancouver Public Library's Central Branch sometimes has standards that UBC Library does not - call 604-331-3603 to check.

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