SPIE Digital Library Moves to Enhanced New Website

The SPIE Digital Library has been moved to an enhanced new website.

The new in-house website features an entirely redesigned user interface inspired by response to input received from several rounds of usability studies.

Scholarly publisher SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, has announced the move of the SPIE Digital Library (http://www.spiedigitallibrary.org) on 15 August to a new and substantially enhanced website.

Developed internally by SPIE to create an improved user experience and incorporate a number of enhancements and new features, the website housing and distributing SPIE’s conference proceedings, journals, and eBooks has been completely redesigned and re-engineered.

The development and launch of the new SPIE Digital Library (SDL) website is “the culmination of a very exciting multiyear project undertaken to bring the means for disseminating timely information to the scientific and industrial community within SPIE’s full control. This enables the Society to be more responsive, more innovative, and more agile,” noted SPIE CEO Eugene Arthurs. “We see this as a major step forward that demonstrates SPIE’s long-term commitment to meeting the needs of the optics and photonics community.”

The new in-house website features an entirely redesigned user interface inspired by response to input received from researchers and authors over several rounds of usability studies and incorporating best website design practices.

The new site also incorporates a number of feature enhancements.

A significant percentage of oral presentations from SPIE conferences are now being recorded and published. These presentations are easier to find and view on the new site. More than 9,000 conference presentations are currently available, including a number of plenary and keynote talks, many of which are open access.

New personalization features include a “Save for Later” tool that enables users to save and manage citations in a personal library with customizable folders.

Other personalization tools include easily managed new content and search email alerts, and tools to export citations and abstracts to commonly used bibliographic software programs.

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