Users with administrative rights can access the Institutional Administration dashboard by signing in to the SPIE Digital Library with their personal user account, then navigating to My Account > Institutional Administration. There, administrators can:
- view account and subscription information
- edit IP addresses
- access usage statistics
- customize the branding (your institution's name, logo, and URL)
- edit openURL settings
- edit Shibboleth or OpenAthens settings
- review any access suspensions
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to add administrative rights to a user account, or if you have misplaced the username of a user account with administrative rights.
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When a user accesses your institution's subscription to the SPIE Digital Library, the institutional name and logo (if a logo image file has been provided) will appear in an "Access Provided by . . . " popup at lower right. The text in this popup is customizable, and the logo image can be hyperlinked to your library's website or any URL of your choice.
To customize the popup's text, institutional name, logo, and URL, users with administrative rights can sign in to the SPIE Digital Library and then navigate to My Account > Institutional Administration. Note: logo images larger than 75 pixels in height will be scaled to display in the popup at 75 pixels.
Users with administrative rights can download usage reports and access their library's SUSHI credentials (for automated statistical harvesting) by signing in to the SPIE Digital Library and then navigating to My Account > Institutional Administration > COUNTER Reports.
SPIE Digital Library's usage reporting portal is COUNTER 5 compliant. Instructions for using the reporting portal are available in our Guide to Usage Reporting and COUNTER Release 5 (pdf).
Download our "Indexing, Discovery, and Search Services" document (pdf) for a list of services that index or otherwise integrate with SPIE Digital Library content.
To help institutional subscribers get optimal results through your discovery services, SPIE Digital Library Support Staff can complete a complimentary audit of your services to check for missing coverage and linking problems, and provide suggestions to fix these problems and otherwise optimize the integration of SPIE content within these services. To request a complimentary discovery audit, please contact email@example.com.
Help eBook users find exactly what they're looking for in your catalog or discovery service! Below are the downloadable MARC records for SPIE Press eBooks (last updated April 20, 2020):
- Complete collection - individual records (410 records)
- Complete collection - batch download (1 batch file)
- Titles from 2020 (8 records)
- Titles from 2019 (28 records)
- Titles from 2018 (28 records)
- Titles from 2017 (25 records)
Just prior to the publication of a new eBook on the SPIE Digital Library, a MARC record for that eBook will be added to the two "Complete collection" files and to the current year's file linked above. To be notified of newly-published eBooks, please create a New eBook Alert in your SPIE Digital Library account.
These records are in the MARC8 character set. SPIE can alternatively provide a set of UTF8 records by request.
OCLC also makes a set of MARC records for SPIE eBooks available through WorldShare Collection Manager (OCLC collection ID spie.ebooks).
The SPIE Digital Library supports both outbound and inbound OpenURL linking.
- When outbound OpenURL linking is configured, the References section of a journal article or ebook chapter will include links that take the user out to your link resolver's result pages for the references being cited. Outbound links use the DOI of the reference as the linking key, and thus appear only for references that include a DOI in the citation.
- To set up outbound linking, administrative contacts can sign in to the SPIE Digital Library using their personal user account and then navigate to My Account > Institutional Administration. Or, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org and provide the link resolver's base URL, the link text, and a link button image.
- Inbound OpenURL linking from your link resolver to the SPIE Digital Library platform is supported for journal articles, proceedings papers, and ebooks.
- To facilitate accurate inbound linking, SPIE works directly with link resolver vendors to provide them with metadata for the resources in the SPIE Digital Library, as listed in our "Indexing, Discovery, and Search Services" document (pdf).
To build subscription awareness and usage with our free promotional materials such as notebooks, pens, bookmarks, and posters, email email@example.com.
The SPIE Digital Library logo is available for download in a variety of formats (gif, jpg, and eps) for use in promotional materials.
To assist with promotion and users' questions, please see the SPIE Digital Library Features page.
Local access to the SPIE Digital Library relies upon Internet Protocol (IP) address authentication. Administrators can edit their institution's accepted IPs by logging in to the SPIE Digital Library and navigating to My Account > Institutional Administration. Users within the accepted IPs will automatically access the institution's SPIE Digital Library subscription.
To enable access for remote users (those users outside your physical location), several remote access options are supported:
Affiliated User Accounts ("Device Pairing")
A user at a subscribing institution can affiliate their personal account with the institutional subscription in order to use the SPIE Digital Library remotely (for example, from a home computer or mobile phone). This form of remote access is also known as "device pairing." To configure this, the user should simply create a personal account, or sign in to an existing one, while on a computer within the institution's IP range (for example, from a computer at work or school, or while otherwise connected to the internet via an accepted IP within the institution's network). Doing so automatically affiliates the user's personal account with the institutional subscription for a period of three months. After the three month period expires, the user can again sign in from within the institution's IP range in order to renew the affiliation for an additional three months.
The EZproxy database stanza for the SPIE Digital Library is:
Title SPIE Digital Library
Google Scholar CASA
SPIE partners with Google Scholar to support off-campus access via CASA (Campus Activated Subscriber Access). CASA makes note of a user’s institutional affiliation when they access a SPIE Digital Library result from Google Scholar's search results while they are on-campus. When the user leaves campus and is no longer connected to the institution's network, this affiliation creates a seamless authentication flow between Google Scholar and SPIE Digital Library, allowing for continued access from the user's device. For details, see Google Scholar's "Off-campus access" help page.
OpenAthens and Shibboleth
SPIE Digital Library supports SAML authentication for member institutions of the OpenAthens Federation or any Shibboleth-based federation that is a member of EduGain. Administrators can log in to the SPIE Digital Library and navigate to My Account > Institutional Administration in order to edit their Shibboleth or OpenAthens settings.
- Last updated: May 8, 2020
- The title list document has four worksheets -- one each for the journals, proceedings series, proceedings volumes, and ebooks available on the SPIE Digital Library.
- The metadata on the title list complies with the KBART recommended practice, and is presented in Excel format for ease of reading. Tab-delimited versions of the file are provided monthly to vendors of discovery and indexing services.
- Some SPIE Proceedings volumes are not available in the SPIE Digital Library, and thus do not appear on the title list. See Proceedings Volumes Not Available Online for a list of these volumes and more information.
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SPIE Digital Library offers web-based training for subscribing institutions for up to 100 participants. These sessions take 30-45 minutes and are informal, interactive, and customized to the institution's interests. Institutions can also request a recording of the live training session. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up your training.
SPIE Photonics West 2021 Travel Grant -- Applications due 31 August 2020
SPIE Digital Library is looking for librarians interested in attending Photonics West, the world’s largest photonics technologies event, which will be held 23-28 January 2021 in San Francisco California. Photonics West focuses on topics such as biomedical optics, biophotonics, industrial lasers, optoelectronics, microfabrication, MOEMS-MEMS, displays, and more.
We encourage librarians who work at institutions that are active in these and other optics and photonics related fields of study to apply.
- Applicants must be a full-time librarian at an institution that is active in optics and photonics or a related field.
- Applicants must not have attended Photonics West in the last five years.
- An SPIE Digital Library institutional subscription is not required.
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