The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has published the ECS Database standard, ISO 19379 and this is now available for purchase. In the United States copies of this copyright document can be obtained from Mr James Spicer, james.spicer@ihs. com, Tel: 800-854-7179 Ext. 7968. In other countries, purchase can be made from the local national standards committee. This announcement is the culmination of four years of work by a dedicated Working Group, and all members are to be congratulated.