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NIST Virtual Library


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...

NIST staff: access the internal NVL.

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

NIST Library's New 3D Printers

The Library is excited to offer innovative tools to NIST researchers in its new Innovation Corner. 3D printers, a 3D scanner, and more, have been popular. (The NIST Library is not open to the public and these tools are only available to NIST staff.)

3D printing allows people to create objects designed in 3D modeling software. The Library’s printers use plastic filament to build objects layer by layer. Since January, the printers have been heavily used. So far, NIST scientists are creating research apparatus and replacement parts, visualizing data, and creating models.

The NIST Research Library is pleased with the success of these tools and looks forward to adding more in the future. Click here for more information about the NIST Library's 3D printers.

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