Minesoft and the IET combine forces to launch powerful new Inspec service

Press release - 29 November 2011

Minesoft and the IET combine forces to launch powerful new Inspec service

Minesoft - a leading global information solutions provider - is pleased to announce that it has entered into a partnership with the Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) to offer the definitive Inspec database on the powerful Minesoft platform.

Due to launch in 2012, this new service combines the comprehensive, high-quality IET Inspec data with a fast, innovative user interface that will provide scientists and engineers researching emerging technologies with a flexible, precise and powerful way to access Inspec. Containing over 13 million bibliographic and indexed records from pertinent global research literature, IET Inspec is an invaluable information resource in the fields of electronics, computer science, physics, electrical, control, production and mechanical engineering.

Diane Richards, Publishing Strategic Relations Manager for the IET said “We are delighted to announce our new partnership with Minesoft which will present the Inspec Database on a platform that will provide many new features and an enriched search experience”.

Currently celebrating its 15th anniversary, Minesoft is a globally recognised software solutions provider, specialising in scientific and technical information. Recipient of the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise for outstanding growth in international trade, and with extensive experience of working with similarly highly structured data in patent documents, Minesoft has developed a keen understanding of the complex needs of the technology researcher. This new partnership with the IET enables Minesoft to draw on this experience to offer the wider Research and Development community an established and essential research resource on an innovative and powerful new platform.

At the Online Information 2011 conference in London’s Olympia, Philip Allan, Product Manager at Minesoft, added:  “We look forward to applying our specialist know-how and proven flair to offer the Inspec community a fresh, intuitive user experience for searching the indispensable and ever-growing Inspec database.”

The new service will be available to researchers in 2012, with a variety of flexible access options from single user to corporate-wide licences.

To find out more, please email inspec@minesoft.com.

For further information about Minesoft, visit www.minesoft.com

About The IET

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is a world-leading professional organisation, sharing and advancing knowledge to promote science, engineering and technology across the world. The IET provides a range of leading publications and information services in the areas of engineering and technology including the Inspec database which contains over 13 million bibliographic abstracts and indexing to journal articles, conference proceedings, technical reports and other literature in the fields of science and technology.

About Minesoft

Minesoft is a leading software solutions provider specialising in the legal, scientific and technical information found in patent documents. Building IP intelligence research solutions since 1996, Minesoft’s products and services are used by R&D departments in leading corporations, national patent offices and IP law firms around the world.

Combining cutting-edge technology with responsive service, Minesoft has developed a range of products that help research and information professionals to drive innovation forward – from competitive intelligence and patent document delivery services to its prominent searchable patent database, PatBase.

Editorial contact:

inspec@theiet.org