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Migration FAQs

Ensuring a Smooth Transition

WHAT'S CHANGING AT ASME...AND WHEN?

The ASME Digital Collection, formerly the ASME Digital Library, is moving to a new online platform on Wednesday, February 27, 2013. ASME’s new technology partner is Silverchair Information Systems, and the platform is SCM6.

WILL THE CONTENT BE THE SAME?

The ASME Digital Collection will consist of the same collection of ASME Journals, Proceedings, and eBooks as the ASME Digital Library, with new content being added on an ongoing basis.  The new platform, however, will offer library administrators, researchers, faculty, and students a semantically rich and more fully integrated experience with support for mobile access, personalization, multimedia integration, and more. We anticipate a smooth migration to the new platform, and provide the information below to help you prepare for this change.

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO ENSURE SEAMLESS ACCESS FOR MY USERS?

This migration FAQ is meant to minimize the effort as well as any disruption in service for library administrators and end-users in this transition. Below you will find some steps you can take—some now, some at the point of switchover to the new site—that will prepare your institution for a seamless transition. Please review this document carefully now so you are prepared. You’ll also find a handy Migration Checklist further below.  

Check Your Access and Authentication

Before launch, please confirm that all authentication methods available to your institution are working on the existing AIP Scitation site and that your authentication credentials—for example, IP addresses—are up to date. Institutions with IP access, for all questions please contact ASMEDigitalCollection@asme.org.   Your access and authentication information will be transferred to the new site, and your institution’s access will be uninterrupted once the new site goes live.

For institutions that use username/password authentication methods, please contact The ASME Digital Collection Support at ASMEDigitalCollection@asme.org as soon as possible to ensure that your institution’s access is properly configured.  

Check and Update URLs, Proxy Servers, Firewalls, Link Resolvers

If your institution’s authentication system uses a firewall/proxy server that contains specific entries for approved websites and their specific IP addresses, you will need to update those entries at the time of migration.

The main ASME Digital Collection domain will change to http:// asmedigitalcollection.asme.org . New subdomains have been created for each publication homepage and other key pages. The IP addresses you are currently using will need to be updated (see table below). Using the URLs will eliminate your institution’s need to maintain IP addresses. Please be sure to confirm that the new site is live before making the switch. The new site is scheduled to go live on Wednesday, February 27, 2013.

Key ASME Digital Collection Pages New Site URL [subdomain.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org] Change from Legacy?
ASME Digital Collection http:// asmedigitalcollection.asme.org Yes
ASME Proceedings http://proceedings.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org Yes
ASME eBooks http://Ebooks.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org Yes
ASME Journals http:// journals.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org Yes
http://AppliedMechanicsReviews.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/journal.aspx Yes
http://AppliedMechanics.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/journal.aspx Yes
http://Biomechanical.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/journal.aspx Yes
http://ComputationalNonlinear.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/journal.aspx Yes
http://ComputingEngineering.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/journal.aspx Yes
http://DynamicSystems.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/journal.aspx Yes
http://ElectronicPackaging.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/journal.aspx Yes
http://EnergyResources.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/journal.aspx Yes
http://GasTurbinesPower.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/journal.aspx Yes
http://MaterialsTechnology.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/journal.aspx Yes
http://FluidsEngineering.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/journal.aspx Yes
http://FuelCellScience.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/journal.aspx Yes
http://HeatTransfer.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/journal.aspx Yes
http://ManufacturingScience.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/journal.aspx Yes
http://MechanicalDesign.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/journal.aspx Yes
http://MechanismsRobotics.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/journal.aspx Yes
http://MedicalDevices.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/journal.aspx Yes
http://MicroNanoManufacturing.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/journal.aspx Yes
http://NanoEngineeringMedical.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/journal.aspx Yes
http://OffshoreMechanics.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/journal.aspx Yes
http://PressureVesselTech.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/journal.aspx Yes
http://SolarEnergyEngineering.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/journal.aspx Yes
http://ThermalScienceApplication.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/journal.aspx Yes
http://Tribology.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/journal.aspx Yes
http://Turbomachinery.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/journal.aspx Yes
http://VibrationAcoustics.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/journal.aspx Yes

OCLC EZproxy Configuration

The EZproxy database definition for The ASME Digital Collection has changed. Please use:

 

Title:      ASME Digital Collection

URL:      http:// asmedigitalcollection.asme.org

 

DJ:         asmedigitalcollection.asme.org

OCLC will be setting up their end of the configuration *after* launch. Therefore, it may take a couple of days for OCLC’s configuration to take effect. Please be sure to confirm that the new site is live before making the switch.

 

OpenURL

Since some base URLs have changed as a result of migration (see below), please update your systems that use OpenURL to enable linking.

The ASME Digital Collection supports OpenURL at the journal and proceedings article and book chapter level. We support the DOI syntax for proceeding articles, journal articles, and book chapters.

Linking to ASME Products

For linking to journals, use the format below (ignore brackets in creating your URL—they are only used to indicate an insertion).

Journal issue TOC
URL format:[journal subdomain].asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/issue.aspx?volume=[ ]&issue=[ ]
Example:http:// Biomechanical.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org /issue.aspx?volume=134&issue=10

Article by volume/issue/page(CID)
URL format:[journal subdomain].asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/article.aspx?volume=[ ]&issue=[ ]&page=[ ]
Example: :http:// Biomechanical.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org /issue.aspx?volume=134&issue=10&page=040801

Article by volume/page
URL format:[journal subdomain].asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/article.aspx?volume=[ ]&page=[ ]
Example: :http:// Biomechanical.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org /issue.aspx?volume=134&page=040801

by DOI
URL format:[journal subdomain].asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/article.aspx?doi=[ ]
Example: http:// AppliedMechanicsReviews.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/article.aspx?doi= 10.1115/1.4006213

Article by PubMed ID
URL format:[journal subdomain].asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/article.aspx?pmid=[ ]
Example: http://biomedicaloptics.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/ article.aspx?pmid= 23083192

For linking to proceedings, use the format below (ignore brackets in creating your URL—they are only used to indicate an insertion).

Proceeding by article DOI
URL format:proceedings.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/proceeding.aspx?doi=[ ]
Example: http://proceedings.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/proceeding.aspx?doi=10.1115/IMECE2011-62012

For linking to eBooks chapters use the format below (ignore brackets in creating your URL—they are only used to indicate an insertion).

Book TOC by DOI
URL format:ebook.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/book.aspx?doi=[ ]
Example: http://ebooks.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/book.aspx?doi=10.1117/3.899758

Book chapter by DOI
URL format:ebook. asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/content.aspx?doi=[ ]
Example: http://ebooks.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/content.aspx?doi=10.1117/3.899758.ch20

 

Link Resolvers

Link resolvers such as Ex Libris’s SFX and Serials Solutions can be embedded into any OpenURL-compliant source. Silverchair and ASME have communicated with these services and are providing the necessary information about the forthcoming changes to them.

Permanent Redirects

The URL for the ASME Digital Collection homepage, http://asmedigitalcollection.org, will change. Permanent redirects will be in place for this and all other landing and article pages that have a new URL to ensure that links and bookmarks to those pages with new URLs resolve correctly.If a link cannot be resolved to a specific page, the redirect will point to the ASME Digital Collection domain homepage ( http://asmedigitalcollection.asme.org).

To ensure immediate access to the new ASME Digital collection, please update the URLs in your systems at the time of launch. If you continue to use the old URLs, your users may experience a delay in accessing the new site as redirects, link resolvers, and proxy systems catch-up with the changes.  We strongly recommend using the new URLs for the ASME Digital Collection at launch rather than looping through old URLs to ensure the fastest and smoothest access to the new site.

CrossRef and DOI Links

Information on the forthcoming site and URL changes are being provided to CrossRef. DOI links will resolve to the correct target pages once the new site is live. Please note there may be a 24-48 hour delay before for all DOIs to resolve to the new site.

MIGRATION CHECKLIST

We have put together a handy checklist to help you get started on The ASME Digital Collection on the SCM6 platform.

Migration Preparation Checklist    
Target Date Task Completed?
Submit new institutional logo to ASMEDigitalCollection@asme.org (See Migration FAQ for specs)    
By December 5, 2012- 2 weeks before launch Confirmthat existing authentication methods are working correctly on the current ASME Digital Collection platform (Scitation)  
By December 5, 2012- 2 weeks before launch Make necessary updatesof authentication methods, e.g., IP addresses by contacting ASMEDigitalCollection@asme.org  
December 19, 2012: 10 a.m. ET Update firewall/proxy server URLs  
December 19, 2012: 10 a.m. ET Update EZproxy database definition  
December 19, 2012 Confirm you have received your Sitemaster login credentials  
December 19, 2012 Log in to your institutional account in Sitemaster - check your information and confirm your IPs http://sitemaster.asmedigitalcollection.org/admin/login.aspx  
Post Launch ASMEDigitalCollection@asme.org  
Post Launch Circulate the ”What’s New” document available for download from at http://asmedigitalcollection.asme.org See the link to the “Librarian Service Center” on the main navigation of the home page  

WHO DO I CONTACT FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND SUPPORT?

Please use the following email address and phone numbers to contact us with questions, updates, or to report technical issues.

Email

asmedigitalcollection@asme.org

Phone

800-843-2763 (North America)

1-973-882-1170 (International)

New Services

WHAT NEW SERVICES CAN I EXPECT ON THE NEW PLATFORM?

Library Administration: SiteMaster

The new platform includes an administrative tool (“SiteMaster”) through which institutional administrators can view  their account information.  A  user guide also will be available within your administrative dashboard.

Emails will be sent on launch date to inform you of your administrator username and password and how to access SiteMaster. If you do not receive this email or need assistance with SiteMaster after launch, please contact ASMEDigitalCollection@asme.org.

COUNTER Reports

Your institution’s pre-migration (Scitation) usage reports for journals, proceedings, and eBooks will be available on SiteMaster. A link to these legacy (previous platform) reports will be provided within the SiteMaster dashboard. In addition, your legacy COUNTER reports will also be accessible on Scitation’s SURS websitethrough December 31, 2012. However, you are encouraged to download your pre-migration usage statistics from SURS prior to migration to ensure that these reports are available to your institution.

The SCM6 platform is compliant with the current COUNTER standards (COUNTER 3 for Journals and COUNTER 1 for eBooks). The following COUNTER reports will be available on a going-forward basis after migration:

JournalReport1, JournalReport1a, JournalReport5, BookReport1, BookReport2, BookReport6, ConsortiumReport1.

Subscriptions to ASME Journals, Proceedings and eBooks

The information provided in this FAQ applies to standalone subscriptions to ASME journals, proceedings and ASME eBooks as well as to subscriptions to the full ASME Digital Collection. You may wish to create links to the new homepages for these publications using the URL structure provided in the FAQ, Part 1 document. Users at your institution will still be able to search and view all citations, abstracts, and summaries on the ASME Digital Collection and will have the ability to filter results by publication title or type. Authentication methods as well as all resources available to librarians apply to standalone journal, proceedings and eBooks subscriptions.

MARC records

The ASME eBooks MARC records use the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) for each book as the primary element in the URL for the eBook.  That DOI will not change with the migration to the new ASME Digital Library platform so ASME eBooks subscribers will not need to make any changes to their MARC records.

Will users still be able to access content on the ASME Digital Collection on Scitation once the Digital Collection is live on the SCM6 platform?

Once The ASME Digital Collection goes live, content will solely be available through the new platform.

 

Will The ASME Digital Collection include the same content as was on the Scitation platform?

The ASME Digital Collection will feature all the same content that was previously on the ASME Digital Library. New content will be added continuously once the Collection is live.  

 

How do I update my institution’s IP addresses before and after launch?

IP address changes will be administered by The ASME Digital Collection staff. IP address changes after migration should be emailed to asmedigitalcollection@asme.org.

 

How do I update the administrator contact information on my account or change my SiteMaster password after launch?

Changes to library administrator assignment or updates to administrator contact information should be emailed to asmedigitalcollection@asme.org.  Changes to both institutional and personal username and password also should be emailed to asmedigitalcollection@asme.org.

What will happen to links to resources in my library systems, such as link resolvers, OPAC records, or links to the ASME Digital Collection from my library’s website?

Wherever there is a change in a URL from the current Digital Library site to the new platform, there will be “301 redirects” (indicating a permanent move) from the legacy site to the new site. Whenever possible, links will resolve to their new location. Links that cannot be resolved to the new location will point to the ASME Digital Collection homepage.

To ensure immediate access to the new ASME Digital collection, please do update the URLs in your systems at the time of launch. If you continue to use the old URLs, your users may experience a delay in accessing the new site as redirects, link resolvers, and proxy systems catch-up with the changes.  We strongly recommend using the new URLs for the ASME Digital Collection at launch rather than looping through old URLs to ensure the fastest and smoothest access to the new site.

Will the new platform support institutional branding?

If your institution has an ASME Digital Collection subscription, you may add your logo to all main landing (content home) pages. Logos should be emailed to asmedigitalcollection@asme.org. In addition, your institution’s name will be displayed on each page when a user’s IP is recognized as coming from your institution.

The maximum dimensions for your institution’s logo are 100px high x 300px wide in JPEG, GIF, and/or PNG format. If you prefer, you may send us a high resolution EPS and we will prepare your logo to meet file type and size specifications. Subscribing institutions currently taking advantage of branding on the ASME Digital Collection should provide new images as soon as possible to asmedigitalcollection@asme.org .

What resources will be available specifically for librarians?

The new site will include a link to the “Librarian Service Center” from the ASME Digital Collection home page. This page will include information about account management, training, announcements, subscription information, contact information, and links to FAQs and other information for librarians.

Will the new platform include email alerting and will my current alerts continue?

The new site includes email alerts. Due to changes to the email alert system, your current alerts will not continue. Your alert subscriptions on the new platform can be activated and managed by creating a personal account on the new ASME Digital Collection.  

 

Will the platform include mobile capabilities?

Starting in 2013, The ASME Digital Collection will be optimized for web viewing on mobile devices and streamlined for ease of navigation while providing access to full content. Institutional users are entitled to full mobile access, extending the value of the site license. Authorized users may, while authenticated to SCM6 via their institutional network, create an individual account with a unique user name (typically their e-mail address) and password. Once created, that user account is affiliated with the institution on whose network they created the account. The user can then access ASME Digital Collection content using his or her mobile device by simply signing in with their user name and password. In order to ensure that a given user remains affiliated with a subscribing institution, SCM6 will require the user to authenticate to the website every 3 months.

Is the new site supported on current browsers?

The ASME Digital Collection will support the following browsers :

  • Windows
    • Internet Explorer 7 (functionality limited), 8 and 9
    • Firefox
    • Chrome
  • Mac
    • Firefix
    • Safari
  • Tablets and phones
    • iPad - Safari, as a regular website
    • iPod Touch or iPhone - latest iOS, mobile version of the website
    • Android phone and tablet - Honeycomb or Ice Cream Sandwich OS, mobile version of the website

Will the current MyArticle Collections be transferred and supported on the new platform?

Unfortunately, this information will not be transferred to the new platform and a similar feature will not be available at launch. If you have Article Collections on Scitation that you wish to retain, we recommend that you copy those collections before December 19, 2012.

What training materials or user guides will be made available?

We are developing training materials for the new site. These will be available as soon as possible after launch.  We will also schedule a webinar for librarians, which will be recorded and posted online for later use.

 

How do I stay up-to-date about what and when changes will occur?

The” Librarian Service Center” on the new site is the best place to keep up to date as announcements will be posted when necessary. All library account administrators will also receive several email updates between now and launch. Please make sure that you read the complete FAQ sections on the website.

 

Where can I learn more about the Silverchair platform?

Please visit the Silverchair website at www.Silverchair.comfor more information. Be sure to visit the “Libraries” link under “About Us.”

WHO DO I CONTACT FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND SUPPORT?

Please use the following email address and phone numbers to contact us with questions, updates, or to report technical issues.

Email

asmedigitalcollection@asme.org

800-843-2763 (North America)

1-973-882-1170 (International) 

New Features

WHAT NEW FEATURES AND ENHANCEMENTS CAN I EXPECT ON THE NEW PLATFORM?

The transition brings with it many enhancements for accessing ASME’s renowned journals, conference publications, and eBooks, including:

 

    Intuitive Institutional interface: streamlined access to COUNTER reports and account information for library administrators.

      New Taxonomy: Discover related content of greatest interest and obtain the most relevant search results using the new ASME mechanical engineering taxonomy coupled with semantic technology behind the SCM6 platform. The new taxonomy allows each page of the ASME Digital Collection to serve as a reliable “launch pad” to highly relevant related information, offering suggestions for proceedings and journal articles as well as books related to topics of most interest to a given user.

        New Topical Collections: Browse content in approximately 30 specific subject areas and easily find the newest publications in those areas. Cross-cut all proceedings, journal, and eBook content based on topical interests and sub-specialties.

          Full text and taxonomic search: Powerful taxonomy-driven search engine optimized for the mechanical engineering information allows users to precisely filter results by numerous facets.

            Improved usability, information discovery, and ease of reading: Search, browse and discover related information, using an intuitive user interface employing the best practices in web interface design.

              Enhanced content display and tools: Sophisticated handling of tables and figures to allow users to isolate them or see them in detail within the context of the article itself. At any point, users can then download figures to their PowerPoint slides, making reuse in lectures and presentations seamless. Additional tools to manage content sharing, citation, and permission requests to name a few.

                Personalization: Customize page display, save figures and tables of interest, manage email alerts, view a summary of subscriptions and article access, and activate mobile access by creating a personal login.

                  Mobile-Optimized Functionality for All Web-Enabled Phones and Tablets. View The ASME Digital Collection on any mobile devices via your web browser. Institutional users are entitled to full mobile access, extending the value of the site license.

                       

                        WHO DO I CONTACT FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND SUPPORT?

                        Please use the following email address and phone numbers to contact us with questions, updates, or to report technical issues.

                        Email

                        asmedigitalcollection@asme.org

                        800-843-2763 (North America)

                        1-973-882-1170 (International)

                         

                         

                         

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