International Classification for Standards (ICS)

​​​​International Classification for Standards (ICS):

The International Classification for Standards (ICS), developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), aims to index international, regional and national standards and other standard documents. It is also used as an important means for requesting access to international documents. It can be used to classify standards and other standard documents in databases, libraries, information centers and other locations.

Among the most prominent features of the international classification system is the effective contribution in achieving ease of compatibility and consistency in the information contained in the tools for standards such as indexes, selective lists, bibliographies, automated databases or on optical discs, and this achieves the ease of requesting international, regional and national standards and distributing them on a global scale.

 Based on the awareness of Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) of the importance of the international classification of standards and the need for Arab standards bodies, information centers and the general beneficiaries of this classification to be provided in Arabic language, the General Department of Information Technology took the initiative to Arabize this system after the approval of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), The matter was not limited to mere translation, but required the use of the computer to develop the alphabetical index that would facilitate the search for the user to search and define the appropriate symbol for the subject or subjects of the standard to be classified.
It is our pleasure to present the updated version of the Arabic translation of the International Classification of Standards for the year 2015, and we look forward to contribute to the achievement of the desired goals and objectives, and to achieve the greatest benefit from it (God willing).

Last modified 06 Feb 2021
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