The Complete SMPTE Digital Library Debuts on the HighWire Open Platform

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), the worldwide leader in motion‐imaging standards and education for the communications, technology, media, and entertainment industries, is proud to announce the debut of their vibrant new Digital Library on the HighWire Open Platform.

“We were looking to increase service to our members and the community through this new Digital Library,” said SMPTE Executive Director, Barbara Lange. “With our new online presence, we hope also to expand our visibility to those who don’t know us well, as we feel that HighWire’s close connection to the experts at Google Scholar and widespread use of open linked data will be instrumental in increasing our audience.”

The SMPTE Digital Library features new integrated search functionality, allowing users to expand their search across the entire SMPTE Digital Library material. Search results reveal the number of hits, and the source of the information, whether it comes from the Society’s Journal, Conference Proceedings or the Standards book content.

“The Society made a great decision to utilize HighWire’s future‐focused Open Platform to build their digital library,” said HighWire’s Director of Publisher Relations, Mark Johnson. “Our platform ensures that SMPTE will enjoy long‐term interoperability as we focus on our own strict use of standards to enhance cross‐publisher discoverability, and offer high‐end products such as mobile and multimedia.”

The SMPTE Digital Library provides one‐stop access to SMPTE resources, informing professionals about the latest technology products and industry research as they happen. The SMPTE Digital Library ties together the various elements of the society’s products, including the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal, from 1916 to the present, the Society’s conference proceedings, and the full suite of SMPTE standards, recommended practices, and engineering guidelines. SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal is the Society’s key publication providing peer‐reviewed articles on topics in 3D, imaging processing, display technologies, audio, compression, digital cinema, and much more.

The use of motion‐imaging technologies continues to move into new applications in the military, healthcare, security, marketing, technology, and other industries. The launch of the SMPTE Digital Library creates a new repository, which will be accessible to SMPTE members and non‐members – as well as academic and corporate librarians – around the world.