Elsevier began indexing industry technical standards in Compendex (Elsevier’s flagship engineering-focused database) in 2018, starting with IEEE Standards and, subsequently, has expanded coverage and indexing of technical standards in Compendex to include 11 more Standards Development Organizations (SDOs).
Building on this growth, Elsevier recently announced it has added the Acoustical Society of America‘s (ASA) ASA Standards as the 13th SDO to be included in Compendex’s standards coverage.
ASA Standards are focused on generating, disseminating and promoting the knowledge and practical applications in the fields of Acoustics, Mechanical Vibration and Shock, Bioacoustics, Animal Bioacoustics, and Noise through the development of national standards, plus the participation in and adoption of international standards. ASA Standards promote safety, interoperability, and provide uniform specifications for quality and are often the basis for legislation.
As with content from all other SDOs covered in Compendex, active and inactive versions of ASA standards have now been indexed, making it possible to see a standard’s development over time, while also finding the most recent version available.
In addition, ASA Standards inclusion in Elsevier’s platform will go a long way toward helping students in the acoustics field prepare for their futures. Universities, for example, are placing increased emphasis on standards literacy in engineering curricula with courses that help students gain experience with and knowledge of standards in preparation for entry into a wide range of professions in business, academia and government.
All told, through Elsevier’s expanding coverage of technical standards, including ASA Standards, in Compendex, users benefit from being able to easily locate relevant standards for engineering projects. Users also are able to cross-search standards content alongside journal articles, conference papers, dissertations, preprints and other forms of content discoverable within Compendex and on Engineering Village.