SPIE eBooks have moved out of beta development into full launch on the SPIE Digital Library. The launch includes 120 SPIE Press titles from the Field Guides, Monographs, and Tutorial Texts series. Over the course of 2010 at least 15 new titles and editions will be added to the SPIE eBooks collection, followed by print publication.
SPIE eBooks cover important topics in optics, photonics, and imaging at all levels of complexity in authoritative professional reference books, textbooks, and handbooks covering theory and state-of-the-art applications. Institutions may subscribe to the SPIE eBooks collection alone or along with Proceedings of SPIE and SPIE Journals in the SPIE Digital Library. Selected chapters from several books are available at no charge. The full text of Fundamentals of Photonics, an introductory work, is open access.
The SPIE Digital Library is hosted on the American Institute of Physics (AIP)'s Scitation3 platform, and includes more than 285,000 journal and proceedings articles from 1990 to the present. Topics span the broad interdisciplinary fields of optics, photonics, and imaging, with applications spanning biomedicine, communications, energy, aerospace, defense, manufacturing, computing, entertainment, and electronics.