OneMine online library 
offers millions of searchable pages

By |  May 1, 2014

The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) says OneMine now offers more than 1.8 million searchable pages of mining-related material to the public.

SME says the online library, which it established in 2008, is a collaborative effort among multiple international mining-related societies to place the world’s most comprehensive collection of mining- and minerals-based research in one spot.

The centralized electronic database contains mining-related research material including technical papers, conference papers and articles produced by organizations throughout the world. Currently, OneMine contains more than 1,813,800 pages in 105,420 searchable documents.

“Despite being leaders in their respective fields, many mining and minerals societies and organizations are unable to provide the financial and technological commitment to support robust web-based access to their journals and technical papers,” says SME Executive Director David L. Kanagy. “OneMine’s web presence enables participating societies to keep their publications viable while meeting the needs of both their members and the library market.”

Organizations that contribute documents to OneMine include:

  • The American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers
  • The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
  • Deep Foundations Institute
  • International Marine Minerals Society
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
  • The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc.
  • The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society

SME says OneMine’s worldwide marketing and consortium sales allow societies to introduce their journals to untapped institutional markets, as well as reintroduce their technical materials and journals to those who no longer have print subscriptions. The Internet makes it possible for them to expand their subscriber databases, readership and influence.

Members of participating societies can view, download and print documents at no charge. Nonmembers may purchase individual documents on a per document basis or through an annual subscription.

This article is tagged with , , and posted in News

About the Author:

Comments are closed