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Australian Standards and SAI Global - The Future of Standards Publishing in Australia

Submission from the Australian Library and Information Association, National and State Libraries Australia and the Australian Libraries Copyright Commitee to the Standards Australia Distribution and Licensing Policy Framework

An innovative future for Standards Australia – 22 November 2019   News release

Standards Australia’s Distribution and Licensing Policy Framework

Australian Industry Group (AI) negotiations on pricing with TechStreet and SAI  

Why construction standards need to be free - 7 September 2019

Standards Australia partners with Techstreet to deliver greater access and choice for users of Australian Standards® - 31 May 2019

Standards Australia wins right to move beyond exclusive distribution arrangements with SAI Global - 7 February 2019

Standards at National and State Libraries Australia (NSLA) and the NSLA eResources Consortium

State Library of Victoria "SAI Global has suspended access to Standards Australia while they rectify suspected unauthorised use. We apologise for any inconvenience" (August / September 2018)
Access to Standards restored at National and State Libraries Australasia libraries - 16 October 2017  NOTE:  In 2018 this was settled and access was once again available until removed due to 'suspected unauthorised use'.

Free access to Australian standards no longer available in public libraries - Sydney Morning Herald - 7 June 2016

Standards Australia and SAI Global publishing and distribution arrangements

Standards Australia welcomes arbitration decision on changes to its content - 9 April 2018

Standards Australia launches open process seeking market terms on distribution - 17 July 2017    Request for Proposal document

SAI Global's refusal to share sees Standards Australia begin arbitration proceedings - ZDNet - 8 June 2016

​SAI Global hits back at Standards Australia's claims of unwillingness to share - ZDNet - 9 June 2016
"The additional response comes after SAI Global initially indicated it has exclusive rights to publish, distribute, market, and sell Australian standards for up to 20 years and are "not confined to any particular format or subject to Standards Australia's approval"."

Issues of cost as they impact on uptake and use of standards

Access to Australia Standards Adopted in Delegated Legislation - Western Australian Legislative Assembly Joint Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation - June 2016

When SAI Global goes private where does that leave Australian Standards? - Architecture and Design - 29 September 2016