Tips to Select the Right Standards Library Option Available from Industry Expert

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Download IHS white paper exploring the variety of standards management options available including criteria to assist in selecting an appropriate standards management approach.

In response to businesses engaged in engineering and manufacturing asking for advice on managing standards libraries, IHS created a guide exploring options for standards libraries.

Compliance with standards and regulations on an international level continues to grow as globalization of markets increases. Engineers, researchers, and manufacturers require access to standards on a continuing basis to assure that standards compliance is documented from product conception through selling to the customer.

The numbers of standards and regulations businesses need or want to comply with grows as companies enter new markets. Managing standards does not end with the selection of standards. In fact, the work has only just begun. Businesses considering setting up standards libraries also want to leverage technology, get value from standards they purchase by having them used, and comply with copyright restrictions.

Companies with offices in multiple locations or performing operations in the field often need to purchase multiple paper copies of standards. This can be expensive in markets requiring compliance with multiple standards. But, the risks to schedules and budgets if standards are not available or if compliance questions arise are so high that companies cannot afford to cut corners. The use of Internet-based standards databases provides access to documents anywhere and anytime. Flexible user interfaces and digital rights management assure that projects have access to the standards they need without the threat of copyright violations and without extra personnel resources.

As a trusted standards reseller, IHS subject matter experts often find themselves advising customers on standards management issues. To improve customers' evaluation process, IHS has made a white paper available on their web site explaining options available to manage standards and help select a library option.

To obtain a copy of this white paper, visit the IHS web site at

About IHS

IHS is a leading provider of critical technical information, decision-support tools and related services to customers around the world. Our data and services are used primarily by the energy, defense, aerospace, construction, electronics, and automotive industries. IHS translates the value of our global information, expertise and knowledge to enable customer success and create customer delight on a daily basis. Ranging from governments and large multinational corporations to smaller companies and technical professionals in more than 100 countries, customers rely on our offerings to facilitate decision making, support key processes and improve productivity. IHS has been in business for nearly 50 years and employs more than 2,500 people around the world.

IHS is an ISO 9001 registered company.

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