SPIE has enhanced its digital library by adding OA content. From yesterday's announcement:
...The SPIE Digital Library was launched on the American Institute of Physics Scitation platform in June 2003. Scitation provides federated search, returning results from among publications of its 26 member societies in response to a single query. Scitation contains the world's largest collection of technical papers in optics and photonics science and engineering....
SPIE articles are among the most widely cited literature in patents related to optics and photonics, encompassing the broadest range of technologies in those topics.
New features of the SPIE Digital Library include: ...
Open access content. SPIE Letters, an online collection of rapid publications on topics of significant originality and interest from the six journals published in the SPIE Digital Library, presents a virtual table of contents with links to abstracts and free, full-text downloads of all letters in their parent journals....
The SPIE Digital Library includes approximately 250,000 articles from 1990 through the present published in [6 journals]....
PS: SPIE was originally (in 1955) the Society of Photographic Instrumentation Engineers. But after several name-changes it decided this year to call itself simply SPIE.
Peter Suber at 10/20/2007 02:24:00 PM.
The open access movement:
Putting peer-reviewed scientific and scholarly literature
on the internet. Making it available free of charge and
free of most copyright and licensing restrictions.
Removing the barriers to serious research.