IEEE Launches Xplore Mobile Library, Signs Agreement with Reprints Desk

Dec 01, 2009

IEEE has launched its first mobile version of the IEEE Xplore digital library. Xplore Mobile Beta allows users to conduct a basic search, display the top 10 results by relevancy, and view abstracts and citations.

To view the full-text of an article, the user can email the link to any email address and, if they are a subscriber, view the article directly from the main IEEE Xplore Web site when they are on their personal computer. Non-subscribers can purchase the article or subscribe to the IEEE Xplore digital library.

Other enhancements will debut in 2010 based on feedback from the Beta users.

IEEE also signed a content distribution agreement with content distribution company Reprints Desk, Inc. The agreement enables Reprints Desk to deliver PDFs of individual articles from IEEE's 140 periodicals and more than 850 conferences.