Free Access to Massive Civil Engineering Archive

March 20, 2007

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Two centuries' of civil engineering knowledge has been made available free to colleges and universities in the United Kingdom. The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Virtual Library contains every peer-reviewed technical paper published by the ICE between 1836 and 2001.

A new JISC Collections agreement makes the largest collection of full text civil engineering papers in the world available free of charge to all UK further and higher education institutions. Some of the most important articles on civil engineering are now available interminably to those communities.

An agreement between JISC Collections and the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) now makes ICE's massive archive of some 18,000 illustrated papers and more than 200,000 pages easily accessible to all further and higher education institutions. The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Virtual Library contains every peer-reviewed technical paper published by the ICE between 1836 and 2001.

The relevance of this collection goes far beyond civil engineering. The significance is further attributable to subjects such as architecture, building and construction, history and heritage of the built environment, environmental studies, land management, property management, planning, transportation and urban design.

The JISC Collections agreement, which contains works from almost every leading British or British-trained engineer ever published follows a successful consultation with librarians and academics and will save institutions the

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