Launch Information for Librarians

The new SPIE Digital Library is live. A Migration FAQ is available to answer many of the questions that may arise.

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Here are some key facts, features, and transition details to help keep you informed of the progress:

  • Launch Date: The new site is now live. The transition should be immediate, and interruption of service, if any, should be minimal.

  • Introductory Video: View a short video describing new features and navigation.

  • Librarian Administration: Log in to your personal account to see your institution's COUNTER statistics, IP addresses, and subscription information. All information for librarians is centrally located on the site via your own username and password.

  • Why: SPIE's large collection of conference proceedings gives us a unique mix of content and a need to better connect our content and conferences. This change also enables SPIE to provide unique features and be even more responsive to user suggestions and new ideas.

  • Built In-House: The new SPIE Digital Library is being built in-house by internal staff, allowing for greater flexibility, responsiveness, and a site that will better house SPIE's unique content and better serve the user community.

  • Look and Feel: The new site features a refreshed look and will offer enhanced functionality and improved user experience. At the same time, it follows the same navigational structure as the current Digital Library, so users should feel at home with the new site. Development of additional features and refinements will continue long past the official launch.

  • Expanded Taxonomy: Our taxonomy of 4,000+ terms will power related content recommendations and improved search to return the most relevant results.

  • Presentation Recordings: Presentation recordings from SPIE conferences are featured on a Conference Presentations page, are more easily identified while browsing, and may be filtered using the search filter option.

  • More Full text HTML: Proceedings papers dating back to 2015 will now display full-text HTML. All SPIE Field Guide and Spotlight eBooks will also be displayed in HTML format in addition to the currently available PDF download.

  • Personalization Tools: Creating a free personal account allows any user to save citations to a personal library and sign up for different types of email alerts.

  • Mobile and Off-Site Access: The mobile version of the site will give a much improved user experience. In addition, after creating and singing into a free personal account while on your organization's network, users at subscribing organizations will be affiliated with the organization's subscription and will have full off-site access.

  • Personal Subscription Access: There is nothing researchers with personal subscriptions will need to do to continue to use their subscriptions. All passwords, saved articles, and unused downloads will be carried forward to the new site.

  • Information for End Users: To assist with promotion and users' questions, please see the New Features page.

Note: If your institution uses EZProxy to provide remote access, please be sure to update your proxy configuration file at the time of the new site's launch. We will contact you as the launch is taking place. You will find the updated EZProxy database stanza in our Migration FAQ.

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If you have any questions or require assistance, please contact our support team:

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