Join us as we celebrate 40 years of quality research and a rapidly expanding resource for scientists and engineers across the globe.
2009 - 40th anniversary
2008 - 10 millionth record and launch of Inspec Direct
2004 - Inspec Archive
2003 - Manufacturing and production section E added
1998 - SilverPlatter - first vendor to offer site licences
1993 - Winner of best Information Product Award for data quality
1989 - Database upgrade project completed
1987 - Chemical and numerical data indexing introduced
1973 - Inspec available via DIALOG - first of many vendors
1970 - Magnetic tape service
1969 - Inspec computerised production system
To honour the contribution made by some of our greatest minds to research in science, engineering and technology, we are compiling a list of authors who were published in Inspec's inaugural year and again last year and whose work was abstracted in Inspec in both these years. We already have a sizeable list but by no means exhaustive. So if you or one of your colleagues are not featured and should be one of our Ruby Authors, your Inspec team would love to hear from you firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read their stories here:
Take a peek at some of the recollections from Inspec's earliest customers and those who founded the database. These reminiscences illustrate how much and how quickly the world of science, engineering and technology has changed in the last 40 years. They make fascinating reading.
View a short film celebrating this achievement.