Inspec announces IET.tv video indexing and links

Press release - 26 July 2011

Over 2,000 videos to be indexed on Inspec

Stevenage, UK – Inspec, the leading bibliographic database in the fields of electronics, physics, computer science and engineering, now indexes video presentations. Around 2,000 video presentations that are on the IET website as IET.tv will be covered this year.  The Web-based service, IET.tv, is one of the largest sources of engineering and technology content on the internet and delivers synchronized multimedia content to Web users anytime, anywhere. Over 1000 videos are currently available on Inspec. The videos are not only indexed, ensuring relevant videos appear in searches, but links to the full referenced work are also available.

“Sometimes the only content available on a particular subject is in the form of a presentation or video. With no article to compliment it, we didn’t want our users to be without that pertinent information,” says Daniel Smith, Head of Academic Publishing, the IET. “Having these presentations and videos appear in relevant search results and linking to the actual video, is just another example of how we provide users with quality coverage.”

Much like the 1000th IET.tv video processed for Inspec, “Operations in a virtual world,” a panel discussion from the 2008 5th Annual IET-GSA International Semiconductor Forum, held at ExCeL in London, UK, these videos are from IET conference presentations and other events. Programs from practicing engineers, technologists and key industry speakers are streamed live and/or on-demand on IET.tv.

To learn more about IET.tv or to view videos, visit: http://tv.theiet.org/

About Inspec

Inspec, produced by the IET, is the leading sci-tech research database with 12 million records containing abstracts and subject indexing from 1898 to present covering the fields of physics, electrical engineering & electronics, computers & control, information technology, manufacturing & production engineering and more. Visit our website at www.theiet.org/inspec

About The  IET

The IET is one of the world’s leading professional societies for the engineering and technology community, with more than 150,000 members in 127 countries and offices in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific. The IET provides a global knowledge network to facilitate the exchange of ideas and promote the positive role of science, engineering and technology in the world.

Editorial contact:

inspec@theiet.org