Although some patrons do want explanations of technological processes (see pages 13.8-13.11), the majority of technology-related requests are for copies of standards or patents. You may be asked for:
These requests are not as difficult as they may appear. Patrons almost always know the number of the patent or standard (at the very least they will know the issuing agency). Filling one of these requests is usually a matter of requesting a copy of the patent or standard on interlibrary loan.
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