Tuesday, July 31, 2012

What's new with SPIE

Today is the day scheduled for the launch of the new SPIE platform.  "What is changed?" you ask:

Well,

  •  More Content: At no additional cost, subscribers now have access to 40,000 additional articles (published between 1962 and 1989) from the Proceedings of SPIE and Optical Engineering journal— extending SPIE Digital Library coverage for both publications back to Volume 1.
  •  New Taxonomy: SPIE and Silverchair have worked together to create a comprehensive taxonomy and tagging system for optics and photonics. This means users are automatically exposed to content most relevant to their search or related to the content being viewed.
  •  New Topical Collections: By cross-cutting all proceeding, journal and book content, the SPIE Digital Library now offers 135 specific subject collections where users can easily find the latest information related to their topical interests and sub-specialties.
  •  Mobile-Optimized for All Web-Enabled Phones and Tablets: Subscribers can use the SPIE Digital Library on any mobile devices via their web browser. Institutional users are entitled to full mobile access, extending the value of the site license.
  •  Improved usability, information discovery, and ease of reading: Search, browse and discover related information, using an intuitive user interface employing the best practices in web interface design.
  •  New Linking to SPIE.org Author Profiles: Gain a quick overview of the publication record, society activities and accomplishments of authors.
  •  New Linking to Conference Videos: Access selected conference presentations directly within the proceedings article page to gain an enhanced understanding of the content directly from the author.
  •  Personalization: Individual users can customize page display, save figures and tables of interest, manage email alerts, view a summary of subscriptions and article access, and activate mobile access by creating a personal login.
I answer.

Try it out at http://library.ucr.edu/go/spiedl

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