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AAMA Virtual Library offers electronic technical documents.

Press Release Summary:

Oct 05, 2011 - AAMA Virtual Library (AVL), announced on September 26 during AMMA's National Fall Conference, enables members to purchase annual licenses in order to offer electronic versions of AAMA publications to employees. Initially being offered to AAMA Category 1 corporate members, technical consultant, and professional members, agreements are on one-year basis that requires annual renewal. All electronic document licenses will be available online through AAMA's website.

American Architectural Manufacturers Association - Schaumburg, IL

Original Press Release

AAMA Offers Electronic Technical Documents with Launch of Virtual Library

Press release date: Sep 26, 2011

Schaumburg, Ill. -- AAMA announced the launch of the AAMA Virtual Library (AVL) during its National Fall Conference in Palm Desert, Calif., on Mon., Sept. 26.

This new program offers a system for members to purchase annual licenses in order to offer electronic versions of AAMA publications in an effort to make AAMA's technical information resources more readily available to their employees.

"All electronic document licenses will be available online through AAMA's website. This offers easy access to AAMA documents that are referenced frequently by a participating company's employees," says Andrea Rhodes, AAMA's technical operations supervisor.

The launch includes 15 document sets that are read only files viewable with Adobe Flash software. Document groupings include topics such as windows and sliding glass doors, metal curtain walls, storefront and entrance manual, skylights and space enclosures, as well as vinyl and polymer resource set and the 101/NAFS documents. Also available are document bundles for finishes, hardware, general testing, field testing and laboratory testing.

Initially, the AVL is only offered to AAMA Category 1 corporate members, technical consultant and professional members. Agreements are offered on a one-year basis that requires renewal on the anniversary of the license agreement. If a member resigns from AAMA at any time during the license agreement term, the license will automatically expire. It is preferred that renewals be submitted with AAMA membership renewals.

If a publication is revised and re-published during the life of an active license agreement, a notice will be sent to licensees, and the online AVL will be updated automatically.

Each company will have a login and password, which will include the AVL agreement and links to the AAMA documents purchased. Currently, license agreements will be purchased and processed by contacting Andrea Rhodes. To participate in the AAMA Virtual Library or to learn more about the terms and limitations of the program from the AAMA Virtual Library resource page, please contact Andrea Rhodes or visit http://www.aamanet.org/AVL.

AAMA is the source of performance standards, product certification, and educational programs for the fenestration industry.sm