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IEEE and SMPTE Partner on Content for Imaging to the IEEE Xplore Digital Library

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  • IEEE has announced a partnership with the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries. With this partnership, IEEE will host the SMPTE Digital Library within the IEEE Xplore Digital Library.

    The SMPTE Digital Library includes the peer-reviewed SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal, proceedings from SMPTE conferences, and more than 800 standards documents including recommended practices and engineering guidelines dating back to 1916 — over 20,000 documents in all.

    With nearly 100 years of motion-imaging standards leadership, SMPTE is the innovator of iconic standards for high-quality content, as well as those that are facilitating the transition to an IP-based multiscreen world. This includes many critical industry standards such as the SMPTE Color Bar Television Test Patterns, SMPTE Time Code, and SMPTE Timed Text. Recent standards defining ultra-high definition (UHD) and high dynamic range (HDR) immersive audio, among others, ensure quality and interoperability for technologies within the communications, media, and entertainment industries.

    SMPTE standards, articles, and papers will complement over three million articles from some of the world’s most highly cited technical publications currently found in IEEE Xplore. Additionally, through this agreement, SMPTE content will reach a wider audience of more than three million technical professionals who visit IEEE Xplore each month.

    “This partnership with SMPTE aligns with the ongoing IEEE goal to enrich our library with even more high-quality, leading-edge content to empower engineers to advance technology for the benefit of humanity,” said Sheila Hemami, vice president, IEEE Publication Services and Products.

    “SMPTE is pleased to bring our existing community of members and subscribers a greatly enhanced experience within the IEEE Xplore Digital Library, providing a robust, user-friendly platform with powerful search tools and convenient access options to help users discover the information they need when they need it,” said Barbara Lange, executive director of SMPTE.

    Beginning in March, SMPTE will transition responsibility of institutional subscriptions to IEEE, while SMPTE continues to support all SMPTE memberships and individual member subscriptions directly. The IEEE Xplore Digital Library will host the entire SMPTE Digital Library starting in the fourth quarter of 2024. More updates are coming soon from and