ASIS Internationalestablished the O.P. Norton Information Resources Center (IRC) in 1984, to assist ASIS members with security questions and direct them to security information and resources available in print, video, audio, cd-rom and online, as well as to expert individuals, agencies or organizations.
Bibliographies, directories, databases, research guides, indexes and other security information resources are developed by professional librarians to assist in answering specific security questions or identifying security information and where it may be found.
Security-related publications and other media are collected, organized, and cataloged to provide an on-site reference library as well as a lending library for members. Resources in all media formats, as well as many found on the Internet, are also cataloged to provide an electronic library catalog of resources.
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|The Information Resources Center (IRC) is located on the 3rd floor of the ASIS International headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia.||The American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) established the O.P. Norton Information Resources Center (IRC) in 1984.||O.P. Norton, CPP, was the Executive Director of ASIS from 1972 to 1977. One of his goals was the establishment of a security library at HQ for members.||Members have free, onsite use of the library's collection of more than 50,000 security materials. Books, monographs and documents are shelved for patrons' access and are easy to find.|
|Reference materials include bibliographies, directories, databases, research guides, indexes and other security information resources developed by professional librarians.||The IRC collection includes over 25,000 issues of security magazines, journals, and newsletters, some spanning the years from 1950's to the present.||Audiotape cassettes recorded at ASIS Annual Seminar Sessions from 1984 to 2007 may be used onsite only.||Videotapes & DVDs (400+ titles) on security topics are available to view onsite, or (for some) to borrow (within U.S. only at this time).|
|An Internet connection is available to access the ASIS website and search the IRC online. And WiFi (wireless) access in the study area offers visitors the convenience of working onsite.||The ASIS bookstore (onsite) displays at least one copy of each title for customers to purchase onsite.||Are you studying for the CPP, PSP, or PCI? We have a limited number of certification reference sets (excluding POA and the British and Canadian legal titles) for long-term rental.||The IRC assists thousands of members each year with security related inquiries; primarily by email and telephone.|
O.P. Norton Information Resources Center (IRC)
1625 Prince Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-2818