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Standards

Getting Started

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. More information on why you would use a standard is available in this video from the BSI British Standards.

Don't see the standard you're looking for in this guide?

  • Contact one of the librarians listed on this page to request a specific standard.
  • Ask your librarian for help.
  • Contact Vancouver Public Library's Central Branch. It may have some standards that UBC Library does not - call 604-331-3603 to check.

Key Resources

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