ISO/IEC Guide 77 is intended to assist the objective of enabling the flow of technical information between internal and external business partners in a cost-effective and timely manner.
The guidance given in ISO/IEC Guide 77-1:2008 is intended to assist convenors and members of ISO and IEC Technical Committees, as well as managers and technical experts in the manufacturing industry.
ISO/IEC Guide 77-1:2008 is intended to provide an overview of the needs and benefits and the process of creating product libraries, catalogues and reference dictionaries. The following are within the scope of ISO/IEC Guide 77-1:2008:
The following are outside the scope of ISO/IEC Guide 77-1:2008:
Reference dictionaries can be useful in the context of product data in the supply chain, as well as in the business context of product data management.
ISO/IEC Guide 77-1:2008 is for guidance only and is intended to support activities such as education.