Frequently Asked Questions
What's Changing at ASME...and When?
ASME is upgrading to the latest version of our vendor's platform. This new version provides:
- Enhanced indexing for more accurate search results
- Advanced filtering tools to refine search results by keywords, topics, title, journal citation, and date range
- Enhanced user experience (UX), providing simplified navigation, and inline figures & tables
- Responsive web pages for better desktop and mobile experience
- Complete re-design of the Conference Proceedings structure
How To Ensure Seamless Access
The ASME Digital Collection domain will remain the same:
Subdomains for each product are eliminated, now each product will just have a subdirectory.
Table of URLs
Redirects will be in place from the old naming to new naming convention.
|Key ASME Digital Collection Pages||New Site URL [asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/subdirectory]||Change from Legacy?|
|ASME Digital Collection||https://asmedigitalcollection.asme.org||No|
OCLC EZproxy Configuration
The EZproxy database definition is not changing.
The main URL for The ASME Digital Collection homepage, https://asmedigitalcollection.org, will not change, except it is now https. Redirects will be in place from the old URL structure to the updated URL structure 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.
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 all DOIs resolve to the new site.
Please use the following email address and phone numbers to contact us with questions, updates, or to report technical issues.
How do I update my institution's IP addresses?
IP address changes will be administered by The ASME Digital Collection staff. IP address changes should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I update the administrator contact information on my account or change my SiteMaster password?
Changes to library administrator assignment or updates to administrator contact information should be emailed to email@example.com. Changes to both institutional and personal username and password also should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will the platform support institutional branding?
If your institution has The ASME Digital Collection subscription, you may add your logo to all main landing (content home) pages. Logos should be emailed to email@example.com. 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.
What resources will be available specifically for librarians?
The site will include a link to the "Librarian Service Center" under the "Resources" menu on the ASME Digital Collection home page. This page will include information about account management, 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. Your current alerts will continue (with the exception of the topic alert which has been discontinued) and new alerts will be available.
Authorized users may, while authenticated to The ASME Digital Collection 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 The 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, the platform will require the user to authenticate to the website every 3 months.
Is the new site supported on current browsers?
The ASME Digital Collection is optimized for use with currently supported, secure desktop and mobile versions of these browsers: Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge, and Safari. It can be accessed using older verions, but some features may not function properly.
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.