ICE Publishing has launched the world’s largest civil engineering ebook collection, including 1,500 ebooks and previously inaccessible material from the ICE Conference Proceedings Collection.
The 2012 Complete ebook Collection also includes the Institution’s heritage titles dating back from the 18th Century.
Pioneering works such as the reports of John Smeaton, who first coined the phrase civil engineering in 1760, and the biographies of engineers like Robert Stephenson and William Fairbairn, are available alongside today’s latest titles, such as Construction Practice, Asset Management and Initial Professional Development for Civil Engineers.
ICE Publishing head of publishing Mike Cookson said: “We are very excited to be able to offer this new addition.
“The strength of the collection is its variety − some of the most important conference papers and practical books, as well as a host of titles reflecting the history and heritage of our profession, will be showcased.”
The collection, which is available on ICE Publishing’s existing Virtual Library, is fully searchable through full XML tagging and has enhanced discoverability thanks to its MARCUK and MARC21 records.
Aimed at industry engineers, researchers, students and academics, it is available with subscription or perpetual rights access and users have varied purchase options, from a single chapter to the whole collection.