AIP Showcases Enhanced eBooks Features in New ASME Site
Melville, NY, July 28, 2010 — The American Institute of Physics (AIP) (www.aip.org) announced today the launch of a new eBooks site for ASME. AIP has made numerous new enhancements to its eBooks platform, all designed to lend support to the marketing of recent ASME Press titles and ASME Handbooks & Manuals. By year’s end, ASME’s catalog of eBooks hosted on AIP’s Scitation C3 platform will reach nearly 100.
“When ASME approached us with a wish list of new features for their eBooks site, which included the ability to sell complete books and create a listing of related books, we wanted to be responsive to their needs,” said Paul DeCillis, AIP’s Director of Online Services. “We listened to what they had to say and from their input we were able to tailor a site that satisfies both the ASME community’s need for content and the society’s own desire for a new revenue stream.”
In addition to the features developed at ASME’s request, AIP has recently added other new features including the ability to downloadcitations in a variety of formats, such as Bibtex, Endnote, and COinS; incorporation of OpenURL, a technology for linking web users to library catalogue resources; and the ability to e-mail an excerpt of a chapter. These features have been rolled into sites AIP hosts for SPIE and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists.”
“With the addition of eBooks to the ASME Digital Library, which is also hosted on AIP’s Scitation C3 platform, access to all of ASME’s eBooks, Journals, and Conference Publications is now unified through a single search interface—a robust federated search that speeds and simplifies access to our online content,” said Philip DiVietro, Managing Director, ASME Publishing & Unit Support. “In addition to the benefit this new offering will undoubtedly provide, we fully expect to enjoy an increase in the overall visibility of our book program.”
ASME helps the global engineering community to develop solutions to real world challenges. Founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME is a not-for-profit professional organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing and skill development across all engineering disciplines, while promoting the vital role of the engineer in society. ASME codes and standards, publications, conferences, continuing education and professional development programs provide a foundation for advancing technical knowledge and a safer world.
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