[Asis-l] IEEE to digitize all content back to volume one, issue one

j.platt at ieee.org j.platt at ieee.org
Wed Jun 29 08:13:44 EDT 2005

(Cross-posted. Please excuse any duplication.)


25 Early Years of Flagship Journal, Proceedings of the IEEE, Online Today

June 29, 2005 -- Piscataway, NJ -- The IEEE this week announced that it has
completed the first step in its plan to digitize all papers from its
technology journals, back to each title's first issue.

Added to the IEEE online collection earlier today were more than 12,000
papers and articles published in the Proceedings of the IEEE from 1963 to
1987. The journal's contents from 1988 through the current issue are
already available in digital format. Papers dating back to the first issue
of the journal, published in 1913 as the Proceedings of the Institute of
Radio Engineers (the name of an IEEE predecessor organization), will be
online in early 2006.

The IEEE digital collection now consists of nearly 1.2 million documents.
Included are papers from more than 120 IEEE journals, 900 active IEEE
standards, and the proceedings of 400 annual conferences. The majority of
the content dates back to 1988; content from select publications back as
far as 1950 was added in 2003.

"IEEE has made a commitment to digitizing our entire journal backfile,
along with past editions of many of our conference publications," said
Barbara H. Lange, Director, IEEE Publications Product Line Management and
Business Development. "This is the first step in a two-year plan to bring
our historic, scholarly content to new generations of researchers and

"These first 25 years embody a tremendous repository of papers by
visionaries of the electrical engineering profession," said Jim Calder,
Managing Editor, Proceedings of the IEEE. "This collection represents a
critical evolutionary period that chronicles the development of today's
information age. There are literally thousands of authors included here
that many people will instantly recognize as leaders in their fields and
important contributors to our current level of understanding of technology.
And perhaps the best part of this story is that anyone can now have instant
access to the words of these outstanding IEEE contributors of the past."

The added content from the Proceedings of the IEEE is available to
subscribers of the IEEE/IEE Electronic Library, which provides access to
all IEEE online content. IEEE members with online subscriptions to the
journal may access these papers. The papers are also available individually
for online purchase. Abstracts and searchable metadata are available to all

Proceedings of the IEEE issues from 1963 to the present may be found online
at: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/RecentIssue.jsp?punumber=5

For more information, visit IEEE Xplore, the IEEE online delivery platform,

About the IEEE:

IEEE (The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) is the world's
largest technical professional society with more than 360,000 members in
approximately 170 countries. Through its members, the IEEE is a leading
authority on areas ranging from aerospace, computers and telecommunications
to biomedicine, electric power and consumer electronics. The IEEE produces
30 percent of the world's literature in the electrical and electronics
engineering and computer science fields, has more than 1.1 million
technology documents online, and has developed more than 900 active
industry standards. The organization also sponsors or cosponsors more than
300 international technical conferences each year. Additional information
is available at www.ieee.org.


John R. Platt
IEEE Business Communications Manager
445 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08854, USA
Phone: +1 732 981 3449     Email: j.platt at ieee.org

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