More than 12,000 papers and articles published in the Proceedings of the IEEE from 1963 to 1987 have been added to the IEEE online collection.
The journal's contents from 1988 through the current issue are already available in digital format. Papers dating back to the first issue of the journal, published in 1913 as the Proceedings of the Institute of Radio Engineers (the name of an IEEE predecessor organization), will be online early next year.
This is the first step in the IEEE's plan to digitize all papers from its technology journals, back to each title's first issue.
The IEEE digital collection now consists of nearly 1.2 million documents. Included are papers from more than 120 IEEE journals, 900 active IEEE standards and the proceedings of 400 annual conferences. The majority of the content dates back to 1988; content from select publications back as far as 1950 was added in 2003.
The added content from the Proceedings of the IEEE is available to subscribers of the IEEE/IEE Electronic Library, which provides access to all IEEE online content. IEEE members with online subscriptions to the journal or the IEEE Member Digital Library may access these papers, as well. They also are available individually for online purchase.
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