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.