ASTM Standards & Digital Library (ASTM)

From the vendor:

Over 12,000 ASTM standards operate globally. Defined and set by us, they improve the lives of millions every day.

Combined with our innovative business services, ASTM standards enhance performance and help everyone have confidence in the things they buy and use – from the toy in a child’s hand to the aircraft overhead.

Working across borders, disciplines and industries we harness the expertise of over 30,000 members to create consensus and improve performance in manufacturing and materials, products and processes, systems and services.

  • ASTM Standards
  • SEDL (Standards & Engineering Library) includes the standards as well as the Digital Library, which includes manuals and other monographs, journals, Special Technical Publications, and data series' published by ASTM. For more information, see the vendor's ASTM Digital Library brochure.

Both collections are available in two different versions:

  • Basic: Provides access to current (active) standards.
  • Plus: Provides access to current and historical standards.

ASTM Compass. From the vendor: "Unlimited legal downloads and printing of documents in subscription via each user’s desktop / mobile device either in PDF Format or HTML Format."

Note that there is a known issue with the "My Subscriptions Only" filter in the platform: while the filter does filter out non-subscribed content types (e.g. journals and monographs for subscribers of the Standards only), it does not differentiate between current and historical standards, even if you only subscribe to the current standards. The vendor does plan on fixing this issue at some point, but not on any particular timeline.

Access Details: 
Unlimited Authorized Users, Unlimited Concurrent Access, IP Authentication, Remote Access
Content Types: 
Book Chapters, Conference Proceedings, eBooks, eJournals, Full-Text, Monographs, Other, Periodicals, Reference, Serials

MARC Records

MARC Records: 

MARC records are available for the Digital Library resources (manuals, monographs, STPs, and journals down to the issue level but not the article level). The vendor's instructions are provided below. For assistance, please contact OCLS. MARC records are not available for the Standards.

Access the MARC records from the SEDL home page after clicking on the User Resources button.  Under the heading For Libraries click on MARC Records.  You will be asked to enter your contact information before you begin to download the records.

There are multiple records within the few files that contain the MARC records for the Journals, Manuals, Monographs, and STPs. There are breaks between the different records.

The MARC records are produced on a periodic basis. The files are named so that you can identify the files that you have not previously downloaded. (From Digital Library User Resources.pdf.)

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