ANN ARBOR, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 18, 2001--Techstreet, the online technical information store for engineers, scientists, and corporate librarians, today introduced a service designed to help engineers stay up-to-date with ever-changing industry standards and specifications.
The new service, called Standards Tracking, is available free on the company's Web site, www.techstreet.com.
On Techstreet's Web site, a user can create a personal list of published standards from the company's database of 100,000 national and international standards. Techstreet monitors the documents and sends change notifications by e-mail. Once users receive notification, they can search, order, and download the documents through Techstreet's secure e-commerce system. Standards are available from dozens of industry publishers such as ASTM, ISO, API, IEEE, ASME, and CSA.
Mary Ann Rasmussen, a corporate librarian with Allegiance Healthcare and a Tracking Service user, says, "Techstreet's service is a great tool to ensure that the standards in our facility are current. This service is easy to use, reliable, and it saves time."
Industry standards outline the safety, performance and design criteria for products and services in virtually every industry. Companies adhere to these standards to ensure competitiveness, compatibility, and to limit their liability. Standards are constantly changing and companies are responsible for always using the most current editions. Incorporating an outdated standard can have severe consequences, for example, lost project time or injury to a product's end user.
Standards Tracking is ideal for companies trying to maintain ISO registration, which requires keeping standards up-to-date and having the documentation to prove it.
Ken Gibson, an engineer at Corning uses the Tracking Service to help maintain ISO registration, "Techstreet's service makes it easy to comply with ISO requirements. With little effort, we maintain current standards and have documentation to prove it."
Techstreet is an online technical information store that sells information products to technical professionals worldwide. Techstreet currently offers six separate product lines: technical books, industry standards, training and education products, engineering software, market research, and materials property data. Licensing and distribution agreements with 500 different publishers allow the Company to print tens of thousands of documents on-demand for fast efficient delivery. Techstreet also works with industry associations and vertical partners to offer complete publishing, access, and fulfillment services. Visit Techstreet online at www.techstreet.com.
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