Users with administrative rights can access the Institutional Administration dashboard by logging in to the SPIE Digital Library with their personal user account, then navigating to My Account > Institutional Administration. There, administrators can view account and subscription information, access usage statistics, and review any access suspensions. Please email email@example.com to make the following changes:
- Update IP addresses
- Add administrative rights to a user account
- If you have misplaced the username of a user account with administrative rights
When a user's IP is affiliated with a subscribing institution, the institutional name and logo appear in an "Access Provided By" popup that can then be closed by the user. To add or change your institution's logo, administrative contacts can send the logo image (jpg or png) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Images of any size are acceptable, however they will be scaled to display in the popup at 75 pixels in height.
Users with administrative rights can download usage statistics, and access SUSHI credentials necessary for automated statistical harvesting, by signing in to the SPIE Digital Library using their personal user account and then navigating to My Account > Institutional Administration > COUNTER Reports. For detailed instructions, please download our COUNTER Usage Reports Guide.
Usage reports for each month are usually available by the 6th of the following month.
SPIE Digital Library is currently compliant with the current COUNTER 4 standards, and will be COUNTER 5 compliant by January 2019.
MARC records for SPIE eBooks are freely available and supplied by SPIE. The eBook records use the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) for each book as the primary element in the URL found in the 856.
Collections of MARC records for SPIE Journals and Proceedings Volumes are commercially available through vendors such as OCLC (the collection IDs are spie.journals and spie.provolumes as listed on the WorldCat collection list) and ProQuest's 360 MARC service.
The SPIE Digital Library supports both outbound and inbound OpenURL linking.
- When outbound OpenURL linking is configured, the References section of a journal article or ebook chapter will include links that take the user to your link resolver's result pages for the references being cited. Outbound links use the DOI of the reference as the linking key, and thus appear only for references that include a DOI in the citation. To set up outbound linking, email email@example.com and provide the link resolver's base URL, the link text, and the URL of the hosted link image (maximum image dimensions are 150px wide x 30px high.)
- Inbound OpenURL linking is supported for journal articles, proceedings papers, and book chapters. SPIE works directly with link resolver vendors to provide them with metadata for the resources in the SPIE Digital Library.
To build subscription awareness and usage with our free promotional materials such as notebooks, pens, bookmarks, and posters, email firstname.lastname@example.org. To assist with promotion and users' questions, please see the SPIE Digital Library Features page.
Remote Access Methods
Affiliated User Accounts
A user at a subscribing institution can affiliate their personal account with the institutional subscription in order to use the SPIE Digital Library remotely (for example, from a home computer or mobile phone). To do so, the user should simply create a personal account, or sign in to an existing one, while on a computer within the institution's IP range (for example, from a computer at work or school, or while otherwise connected to the internet via an accepted IP within the institution's network). This automatically affiliates the personal account with the institutional subscription for a period of three months. After this, the user can again sign in from within the institution's IP range in order to renew the affiliation.
The EZproxy database definition for the SPIE Digital Library is:
Title SPIE Digital Library
Users with administrative rights can view their account's accepted IPs by logging in and navigating to the Institutional Administration dashboard. To update your IPs, please email email@example.com.
The following Shibboleth federations are supported: UK Access Management Federation for Education and Research and DFN-AAI (Germany). Support for additional federations is in development. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to enable Shibboleth authentication for your users.
Title List, Metadata, and Archiving
Download the most recent title list of publications available in the SPIE Digital Library (updated May 2, 2018). This title list is formatted to comply with the KBART standard, and is provided monthly to vendors of discovery and indexing services.
Some Proceedings volumes are not available in the SPIE Digital Library, and thus do not appear on the title list. Please see Proceedings Volumes Not Available Online for a list of these volumes and more information.
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View a short introductory video describing the SPIE Digital Library's features and navigation.
SPIE Digital Library offers web-based training for subscribing institutions for up to 100 participants. These sessions take 30-45 minutes and are informal, interactive, and customized to the institution's interests. Institutions can also request a recording of the live training session. Email email@example.com to set up your training.