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SAE International's Historical Standards Now Available in Digital Library

WARRENDALE, Pa., Aug. 17, 2011 - SAE International’s Digital Library is now expanded to include more than 10,000 historical standards. These historical standards, some dating back to the early 1900s, are available in full-text format, allowing users to search for specific keywords and terms.

SAE’s Digital Library is the industry’s most comprehensive resource, encompassing more than 175,000 technical papers, standards, and related publications from SAE International and other organizations. The newly added historical standards include more than 3,700 SAE Aerospace Materials Specifications, 3,600 SAE Aerospace Standards, and 2,000 SAE Ground Vehicle Standards.

Historical standards can provide important information and knowledge to mobility engineering professionals. The ability to see the evolution of a standard provides valuable insight into the development and design of specific parts, components, systems, or vehicles. This not only gives engineers an historical perspective on a given standard, but allows them to track general technology trends and patterns over time.

For maintenance engineers, historical standards provide critical access to the specifications required to maintain products with long life cycles.  In such cases, engineers need to have the standard that was in place at the time the design was implemented so that they know how to repair or replace particular parts, components, or systems. Historical standards also can be used to train and develop an educated, well-informed engineering staff, especially in organizations where senior engineers retire without having fully transferred their accumulated knowledge.

For more information on the SAE Digital Library, visit http://digitallibrary.sae.org/ .SAE International is a global association of more than 128,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE International's core competencies are life-long learning and voluntary consensus standards development. SAE International's charitable arm is the SAE Foundation, which supports many programs, including A World In Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series.

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