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Useful resources for standards

What is a standard?

A standard is defined by Standards Australia as:
‘Published documents setting out specifications and procedures designed to ensure products, services and systems are safe, reliable and consistently perform the way they were intended to. They establish a common language which defines quality and safety criteria’.


Standards databases

Malaysian Standards Online
Online facility to search for over 5,000 Malaysian Standards. Subjects covered are including plastics, engineering, IT, food technology, quality, health care technology, road vehicle, electrical, rubber, paint, construction, chemistry, etc. Please contact librarian for its user ID.

Australian Standards
Australian standards. Note: there is a limit of four concurrent users, please logout when you are finished.

IEEE Standards
Industry standards in the fields of power and energy, information technology, telecommunications and related technologies.

National Construction Code 2015
Includes the Building Code of Australia vol. 1 (Class 2 to Class 9 buildings) and vol. 2 (Class 1 and Class 10 buildings); the Plumbing Code of Australia and the NCC Performance Requirements volumes one, two and three.

International standard organisations

International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
Non-governmental organisation that develops and publishes international standards. Includes links to the websites of national member bodies

Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
The IETF mission is make the internet work better by producing high quality, relevant technical documents that influence the way people design, use and manage the internet.

International Telecommunication Union – Telecommunications Group

UN agency for information and communication technology issues.

National Information Standards Organization (NISO)
A non-prot association that identifies, develops, maintains and publishes technical standards to manage information.