The IEC catalogue has once again been improved, and now offers a Favourites list. The Catalogue on CD-ROM provides users with an ideal tool for consulting the entire bibliographical information on international standards, specifications, reports and other documents. The search functions on the CD-ROM are identical to those on the IEC web site, allowing users to do text searches as well as searches by publication references, dates, technical committees and ICS codes. It is also possible to look for IEC publications in French.

Once the programme is installed on a computer, its database can be updated via HTTP or FTP with new bibliographical data every two weeks. It also gives links to all NCs and NC-appointed sales outlets, as well as the IEC web site. Every time you update the database you will be notified if a new publication has been published or if any of the publications selected have been modified.