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American Black History Month: Garrett Morgan (1877-1963)

on Mon, 02/08/2016 - 19:51

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In support of Black History Month, we're highlighting Garrett Morgan, American inventor, entrepreneur and community leader. Garrett Morgan is best known for creating life saving inventions, including a smoke mask for firefighters, and the first three signal traffic light. For more information, search Engineering Village databases Compendex, Inspec, NTIS, 1884-2016: ((Garrett Morgan) WN ALL)

Garrett Morgan was born in Kentucky and later moved to Cincinnati where e dropped out of school to work full-time in order to support his family. Both of his parents were former slaves.

Relevant, complete, accurate and of the highest quality. Join our Ei Compendex content overview webinar

on Fri, 02/05/2016 - 19:39

Compendex, more than a search engine

Join our February 29th webinar, Ei Compendex: Content overview, led by our in-house content expert, Judy Salk, Director of Product Management, Content for Engineering Village.

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The webinar will cover Compendex content, content selection criteria and guidelines, as well as, the new Ei Title Suggestion System, which is used to submit journals and conference proceedings for indexing consideration in Compendex. We will also review the rich history of Compendex dating back to 1884, including how Compendex received its name. 

Plus, we will spotlight recent

American Black History Month: Benjamin Banneker (1731-1806)

on Mon, 02/01/2016 - 17:07

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Benjamin Banneker was a self-taught inventor, scientist, mathematician, almanac author, surveyor, humanitarian and farmer. Banneker, a descendant of enslaved Africans, was born free in Maryland and taught to read by his grandmother as a young boy. A natural mathematician and inventor, Banneker, in his early 20s, created a working clock made almost entirely out of wood and without any instruction.

Benjamin Banneker was also an advocate to eradicate slavery.

Engineering Village is COUNTER and SUSHI compliant, making online usage tracking easier for libraries

on Fri, 01/29/2016 - 23:47

Engineering Village has received COUNTER Release 4 and SUSHI compliance. COUNTER (Counting Online Usage of Networked Electronic Resources) is an international initiative
serving librarians, publishers and intermediaries by setting
standards that facilitate the recording and reporting of online
usage statistics in a consistent, credible
and compatible way.
SUSHI (Standardized Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative)
provides instructions to automate the collection of usage
statistics reports from compliant vendors.

Recently, a formal audit was successfully completed for Engineering Village, which

New Engineering Village monthly webinars: Top 2015 Highlights & Vision for the Future

on Wed, 01/13/2016 - 19:17

Engineers expect superior products. Learn how the Engineering Village team works to help meet their needs.

We invite you to register for our January webinar: “Engineering Village: 2015 Top Highlights & Vision for the Future," which will focus on user-driven features and content updates that were made to Engineering Village throughout 2015 and a look forward to 2016. If you are unable to attend the webinar, register and we will email you a recorded webcast that you may view at a later time.

Live webinar: Engineering Village: 2015 Top Highlights & Vision for the Future 
Date: Thursday, January

Elsevier, IEEE, The IET and ASCE join together to recommend best practices to ensure technical conference content quality

on Fri, 01/08/2016 - 18:14

“The aim of the recommended practices white paper is to bring forward best practices that will help to ensure that high-quality, scholarly conference content continues to be developed, published, and disseminated within the global information community for its own ultimate benefit.” – IEEE conference quality press release

In 2015, Judy Salk, Director of Product Management, Content for Engineering Village served as a panelist for "Building Industry Standards for Ensuring Conference Content Quality" at the IEEE Panel of Conference Organizers (POCO) meeting in Glasgow, Scotland to discuss

New Engineering Village tools and updated resources improve your engineering research in 2016

on Mon, 01/04/2016 - 16:33

Engineering Village ended 2015 on a high note with our 32nd consecutive product release in December.  As we embark on 2016, we remain dedicated to enhancing the quality and efficiency of our 12 database platform, as it supports your daily engineering research needs.

"There's nothing I believe in more strongly than getting young people interested in science and engineering, 
for a better tomorrow, for all humankind." - Bill Nye

We look forward to building a ‘better tomorrow’ with you in 2016. 

Engineering Village December updates:

1. Search History - improves accessibility

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​Update: Scheduled maintenance for Engineering Village, December 20, 2015

on Mon, 12/14/2015 - 13:11

Due to scheduled maintenance, Engineering Village will experience a service outage from 7am to 11am EST (12:00pm GMT) on Sunday, December 20, 2015.  An alert notifying users of this outage will also post on EngineeringVillage.com.

Please use The World Clock Time Zone Converter to convert the announced planned outage time to your local time.

Thank you for your patience. Questions?

 

 

Ei Compendex Title Suggestion System

on Fri, 12/11/2015 - 03:26

Ei Compendex has launched an automated Title Suggestion System, www.engineeringvillage.com/title-suggestion, which handles the entire title evaluation process, from application to final decision. The new system provides a more robust and efficient service.

Key Benefits:

  • Editors and publishers submitting titles now benefit from detailed information on selection guidelines and criteria and will receive an acknowledgment email on receipt of their completed form. 
  • A dedicated email box for all communication related to title suggestions (titlesuggestion@engineeringvillage.com) provides

Engineering Village November Updates

on Thu, 12/03/2015 - 05:21

November marks our 31st consecutive monthly product release for Engineering Village. Please review a few of the highlights:

1. Responsive Search Codes in Expert Search

  • Search Codes are now responsive to databases selected in Expert Search.  Instead of Search Codes populating across all databases, only the Search Codes applicable to your current database selection will appear.

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2. New tutorial training for Abstract and Detailed records

  • To initiate training, navigate to the record page first, before clicking Tutorial via the Support dropdown at the top right of the

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