ASME Offers eBooks on the ASME Digital Library for Engineering Professionals

Jun 7, 2010

by Michael Abrams ASME.org

NEW YORK, June 07, 2010 – ASME has announced the availability of select ASME Press book titles from 1998 to the present in eBook format on its Digital Library. Starting July 1, ASME will offer for the first time 50 titles in eBook format and will be adding another 50 titles by the end of 2010. The ASME Digital Library offers some of the most prestigious journals, conference proceedings and ASME Press books available to the profession. ASME eBooks offer important content for both practicing and early-career engineers.

By converting selected new and backlist titles into eBooks, ASME is able to provide the ease and convenience of this new format to its members and other engineering professionals. ASME eBooks allow the consumer to browse and search thousands of chapter abstracts and excerpts online at no cost. Each eBook is fully searchable on its own or collectively with the ASME online journals and conference papers. eBooks will be available in a diverse range of subject areas including design and manufacturing, engineering management and pipeline engineering.

“The 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 and Unit Support. “With the addition of eBooks, the site now unifies access to all of ASME’s eBooks, Journals, and Conference Publications through a single search interface, a robust federated search that speeds and simplifies access to ASME’s online content and other research tools.”

ASME eBooks are available either through a standard 12-month subscription for 2011 or through a one-time purchase which provides continuous access to all titles. Both options include new book titles as they become available up to and including all 2010 print publications. About ASME ASME helps the global engineering community 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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ASME Contact: John Varrasi, ASME varrasij@asme.org or 212.591.8158