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IET launches 'Knowledge Packs'

23 January 2014
IET Communications team
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Knowledge Packs

More flexible access to IET knowledge resources for members and engineering community.

In response to members’ requests for more flexible access to the Institution’s significant knowledge resources, the IET is launching a series of Knowledge Packs.

This new initiative will give IET members and individuals within the wider engineering and technology community easier access to the quality content in the IET Digital Library.

The IET Digital Library is a global collection of leading science, engineering and technology content, with over 190,000 technical documents, including nearly 400 eBooks, over 1,300 conference publications, and over 70,000 journal articles.

With the introduction of Knowledge Packs, IET members now have access to five free ‘credits’ to download the library’s content, as part of a new membership benefit. An example of a single download would be one journal article or one chapter of a book.

For those who need access to more content, both IET members and non-members will be able to purchase additional downloads in packs of credits, with significant savings for members.

Designed through a collaborative process involving IET staff and volunteers, the Knowledge Packs aim to assist engineers and technicians in everyday challenges, to further their own research and also to contribute towards their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as part of the IET’s CPD Monitoring Scheme.

The IET’s director of knowledge, Tim Hamer, said: “Our members have told us that they need easier access to our Digital Library content. Knowledge Packs are designed to do just that, not only for our members but also for the wider engineering and technology community. They deliver bite-sized digital content on key topics – making our world-leading engineering and technology content available in a more flexible, accessible and cost-effective way.”


IET members: how to access your credits

You first need to log into the IET Digital Library website with your normal IET website details.

In your account, you will see your five free credits.

You can then use these credits across the IET Digital library, wherever you see the credit icon displayed.

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