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Locating Standards at the MSU Libraries


What Is A Standard
There are numerous definitions for the term standard. This one from OMB Circular A-119: The term "standard," or "technical standard" as cited in the [NTTAA], includes all of the following:
* Common and repeated use of rules, conditions, guidelines or characteristics for products or related processes and production methods, and related management systems practices.
* The definition of terms; classification of components; delineation of procedures; specification of dimensions, materials, performance, designs, or operations; measurement of quality and quantity in describing materials, processes, products, systems, services, or practices; test methods and sampling procedures; or descriptions of fit and measurements of size or strength