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This wind tunnel was designed by Dr. Lyman J. Briggs to study aerodynamics, wind stresses, airspeed indicators and similar instruments. (c. 1925)

Welcome to the public home page of the NIST Virtual Library (NVL), the portal to the services of the NIST Information Services Office (ISO). The links on this page provide access to publications and information services available to the public.

About ISO

The Information Services Office (ISO) is responsible for creating, maintaining, and disseminating a NIST knowledge base which supports the research and administrative needs required to fulfill the scientific, engineering, and technical mission of NIST. Learn more about the work and best practices of ISO by reading papers and viewing presentations by ISO staff. More about ISO...

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Selected ISO Presentations

Assessing Library Performance Using the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence: Framework and Systems that Focus on Results and Ensure Sustainability

Assessing Library Performance Using the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence: Role Model Practices

Developing and Implementing a Digital Media Device Lending Program


Cryogenics research at the National Bureau of Standards began in the early 1950s. You can learn more about the research through open access government publications and technical reports. See this 1971 NBS Technical Report, Cryogenic flow research facility provisional accuracy statement.

You can also read this 1961 progress report to NASA on Cryogenic Research and Development from the Defense Technical Information Center digital repository. Technical Note 361 from 1968 details some of the research that came out of the early days of the division.

Cryogenic research still takes place today at NIST. You can learn more about the research on the Cryogenics Technologies Group website.



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