Technical Standards in Compendex
Technical standards are important documents that academic libraries collect to support education and research, particularly for engineering and technology programs. However, standards documents present many unique discovery and access challenges that are confusing and cumbersome for users. To help alleviate these issues, Elsevier started indexing technical standards in their Abstracting & Indexing (A&I) database Compendex in 2018. This column provides a brief overview of Compendex, a summary of the standards collections currently indexed in the database, and a discussion about using Compendex as a tool for standards discovery and access.
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