How to Order Standards
Standards Ordering Policy
This policy is for standards ordered from the SAI Global Standards database.
Standards requests will be filled if:
The requestor is affiliated with TAMU College Station, Galveston, or Qatar.
The standard is required for instruction or research (unfunded research).
In the case where the standard is required for a course, the standard will be ordered and placed in Course Reserves.
In the case where the standard(s) is needed for research, the TAMU/TAMUG/TAMUQ professor, researcher, or graduate student must request the standard. External co-researchers' requests will not be filled.
In order to ensure that the standards funds are distributed fairly, orders per person or lab are limited to $1000/year.
Only one copy of a standard will be ordered per person or lab.
Professors and researchers are expected to use their grant money to pay for their standards before they request standards from the TAMU Libraries.
Undergraduate requests will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Requests to support senior projects will generally be approved.
Whenever possible, electronic versions of standards will be ordered vs. print.
In general, orders for draft, cancelled, and superseded standards will not be filled. The requestor will be contacted to verify the order.