ASME Launches ASME Digital Library on AIP's Scitation® Hosting Service
London, United Kingdom, 1 December 2007 - ASME (http://www.asme.org) and Scitation® (http://scitation.aip.org) jointly announce the initial rollout of the comprehensive new ASME Digital Library (http://www.asmedl.org).
The ASME Digital Library consolidates the Society’s numerous publications, including its 22 journals into a single, seamless resource. More than 100 ASME annual conference proceedings volumes, as well as ASME Press e-Books, will also be available in the Digital Library.
The ASME Digital Library begins an incremental rollout in January 2008 and will become fully functional in the spring. Subscription access to current transactions journals, journals dating back to 1990, and more than 30,000 conference proceedings papers, both current and archival, will be made available on a single platform. Also included will be ASME Press e-Books dating back to 1999.
With the ASME Digital Library, engineers, scientists, and librarians will have a full range of information, features, and services facilitated by the Scitation® platform. These include free cross-journal searching, the ability to view individual articles online before the journal is printed, extensive links to primary publishers and databases, and a complete suite of personalization tools.
“The new ASME Digital Library is an indispensable tool for mechanical engineers and engineers across a wide range of disciplines, as well as for scientists in allied fields,” said Philip DiVietro, ASME Managing Director of Publishing. “The site unifies access to all of ASME’s important publications through a single search interface that speeds and simplifies access to the Society’s journals and other research tools.”
Having Scitation® host the ASME Digital Library will help solidify ASME’s position as the site more mechanical engineers consult on a daily basis,” said Paul DeCillis, Director of Online Publishing for AIP. “ASME Digital Library users will enjoy many of the powerful features that AIP’s Scitation® online platform enables for its more than 170 hosted publications.”
Scitation® is a division of the American Institute of Physics, a not-for-profit corporation chartered in 1931 to provide publishing and distribution services for scientific and technical societies.
In addition to its own publications, AIP's Scitation® online platform hosts content from many of the world's leading science and technical publishers, including: American Physical Society, AVS Science and Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing, Acoustical Society of America, Society of Rheology, American Association of Physicists in Medicine, American Association of Physics Teachers, American Society of Civil Engineers, ASME International, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Laser Institute of America, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Society of Exploration Geophysicists, The Electrochemical Society, Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Institution of Engineering and Technology, and SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering.Founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME is a not-for-profit professional organization promoting the art, science and practice of mechanical and multidisciplinary engineering and allied sciences. ASME develops codes and standards that enhance public safety, and provides lifelong learning and technical exchange opportunities benefiting the engineering and technology community. Visit www.asme.org.