ACM Partners with Federal Library Network to Facilitate Access to Digital Library
FEDLINK Includes More than 1,000 U.S. Government Member Libraries
The Association for Computing Machinery
Advancing Computing as a Science & Profession
NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 17, 2009 –ACM (the Association for Computing Machinery) www.acm.org announced that it has agreed to participate in the Federal Library and Information Network (FEDLINK) of more than 1,000 U.S. Government member libraries to facilitate their access to the ACM Digital Library (DL) http://portal.acm.org/dl.cfm. The agreement enables FEDLINK members to subscribe to the DL at a discounted price and to streamline their access to the DL’s vast online collection of resources, which are used by over 1 million computing professionals and students worldwide.
“This opportunity to offer leading-edge computing research on critical Internet security and networking issues to federal agencies and legislative committees brings us closer to putting high-impact computing content into the hands of U.S. government researchers, scientists, and engineers,” said Kevin Steiner, ACM Digital Library sales manager.
The agreement enables ACM to expand efforts to offer the online computing content of its DL to a critical part of the library market. Among the federal libraries that are eligible under this agreement are those maintained by many of the major science, energy, health, defense and intelligence agencies as well as several legislative committees. FEDLINK members can participate via the FEDLINK website or by emailing ACM at firstname.lastname@example.org . FEDLINK is the business subsidiary of the Federal Library and Information Center Committee (FLICC).
This initiative is part of ACM’s ongoing investment in content, features, performance, and the worldwide reach of its Digital Library, which comprises an online collection of more than two million pages of full-text articles from ACM publications as well as one of the most comprehensive bibliographic databases in the computing field. The ACM DL includes an index of more than 7 million references, 1.25 million citations, and over 500,000 journal articles. ACM’s full-text database consists of many of the highest impact titles in the computing field dating back to 1954, and includes content from ACM’s wide range of journals, magazines, conference proceedings, ACM Special Interest Group (SIG) newsletters, technical reports, and multimedia files.
ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery www.acm.org, is the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, uniting computing educators, researchers and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources and address the field’s challenges. ACM strengthens the computing profession’s collective voice through strong leadership, promotion of the highest standards, and recognition of technical excellence. ACM supports the professional growth of its members by providing opportunities for life-long learning, career development, and professional networking.
The Federal Library and Information Center Committee (FLICC) www.loc.gov/flicc fosters excellence in federal library and information services through interagency cooperation, and provides guidance and direction for the Federal Library and Information Network. Created in 1965, and headquartered at the Library of Congress, FLICC also makes recommendations on federal library and information policies, programs and procedures to federal agencies and to others concerned with libraries and information centers.
FEDLINK serves federal libraries and information centers as their purchasing, training and resource-sharing consortium. As the FLICC business subsidiary, it enables customers to tap into the expertise of federal librarians, contracting officers, financial managers, and customer service representatives to obtain the best products and services at the best available prices.
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