SES GUIDE TO STANDARDS
A GUIDE TO STANDARDS
|Publication Date:||1 July 2011|
This guide was originally published in 1989 as an introduction to industry standards. According to the author, Albert L. Batik, "The intent of this book is to aid both the engineer and supporting information specialist to gain a perspective about standards. Such a perspective may lead to a better understanding of standards, and aid in the use of appropriate standards, to the benefit of the individuals as well as the organization which puts standards on its agenda." Now, more than two decades later, this guide is intended to help those new to the world of standards to gain an understanding of the basics and provide a refresher for any standards professional.
Like most businesses in today's fast-paced world, the standards world has changed since this guide was first written, and it continues to evolve and adapt to the challenges of a global economy. Perhaps the biggest change for standards developers and users has been the increasing reliance on new technologies to develop, disseminate, and access standards information.
With the encouragement of Mr. Batik, SES - The Society for Standards Professionals published a revision of A Guide to Standards in 2003 to update and supplement the information provided in his original version. This new revision of A Guide to Standards reflects changes to the information since the 2003 version.
SES - The Society for Standards Professionals was founded in 1947 as the Standards Engineering Society, a not-for-profit professional membership society dedicated to furthering the knowledge and use of standards and standardization. SES is unique in that it is the only organization in North America committed exclusively to this effort. SES provides a neutral networking forum where standards users and developers can come together to address mutual issues, opportunities, and interests in ways that work to the benefit of everyone involved with, or affected by, standards. The Society's worldwide membership includes standards developers, users, managers, and information specialists from industry, government, standards developing organizations, trade associations, and academia.
Further information about SES - The Society for Standards
Professionals is available by contacting SES at 1950 Lafayette
Road, Box 1, Portsmouth, New Hampshire 03801; telephone: +1 603 926
0750; fax: +1 603 610 7101; email: admin@ses-standards.