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RMIT Publishing partners with IPENZ

Press Release: Melbourne, Vic, Australia (12th October 2009)

RMIT Publishing is delighted to be extending its provision of 
authoritative engineering research to include New Zealand full 
text content. Thanks to a new  collaboration  with  peak 
professional  body, The Institution of Professional Engineers New 
Zealand (IPENZ) Informit will unlock a wealth of influential 
research from engineers, for engineers.

With almost 100 years of experience across all engineering 
disciplines IPENZ is a crucial source of engineering knowledge, 
both past and present,  making their content an ideal fit for the 
Informit Engineering Collection. As world leaders in structural 
design particularly in concrete and timber, as well as earthquake 
engineering, the impact of New Zealand's engineering industry is 
visible all over the world. Recent population growth and a boom 
in  tourism  also  indicate  the continual demand for innovative 
civil engineering skills within the region. Moving forward, IPENZ 
will continue to source  content  from its many Technical 
Interest Groups to expand the Engineering Collection to create 
the single most comprehensive collection of NZ engineering 
knowledge in the world.

"Working with RMIT Publishing was a breeze" says Charles Willmot, 
Director - Engineering at IPENZ,  "Once we recognised the added 
value that Informit provided for our Members the rest was 
history. All we needed to do was physically ship our material to 
Melbourne and all the rest was done for us. It made the task set 
by IPENZ, of making New Zealand engineering expertise available 
to the world, all that much easier."

Informit Engineering Collection, first launched in 2007, was 
developed in order to deliver easy online access to leading 
engineering research from the Australasian region of relevance to 
professionals, educators and students the  world  over.  Kevin 
Ormsby, Publishing Manager at RMIT Publishing commented that 
"this joint initiative with IPENZ marks another great step 
towards bridging the regional gap in online engineering resources 
from the region. For the first time, leading New Zealand 
engineering content will be instantly searchable and preserved 
for perpetuity online".

Subjects covered by Informit Engineering Collection include 
chemical, civil, electrical,  military,  hydraulic,  nautical, 
sanitary  and municipal engineering. It also includes content 
relating to applied physics, building and construction, earth 
sciences, transport, environmental technology and manufacturing. 
Content includes full text articles and index records from peer 
reviewed journals as well as conference papers, reports and other 
grey literature. Collectively these resources provide an 
invaluable wealth of industry knowledge and professional insights 
previously only available to members and in many cases, only 
available in print format.

The work of sourcing, scanning and indexing over 24,000 pages of 
IPENZ backfiles is already underway and will result in an 
electronic archive containing of over 95 years content, both 
historic and at the cutting edge of engineering. RMIT Publishing 
plans to have content ready and available for access through 
Informit in early 2010. Informit Engineering Collection is 
available on an annual subscription basis.  Read more at and 
request a free trial at   >>>> 

About RMIT Publishing ** RMIT Publishing is the largest provider 
of authoritative content from the Asia  Pacific  region. A 
preferred partner for content providers, RMIT Publishing 
collaborates with publishers, government departments, research 
institutes and others. Through its Informit brand and online 
platform, RMIT Publishing provides easy access to core content 
and specialist research not readily available elsewhere online. 
Read more at www.rmitpublishing.com.au  RMIT Publishing is a 
business unit of RMIT Training Pty Ltd - a wholly owned 
subsidiary of RMIT University.

** About Informit **
Search, research and discover core and unique content from the 
Asia Pacific region. With over 70 subject databases to choose 
from, a subscription to Informit increases the diversity of your 
collections and fills gaps left by other content providers. 
Informit databases include A+ Education, AGIS Plus Text (Law), 
Australian Public Affairs - Full Text, Business Collection, 
Engineering Collection, Health Collection, Humanities & Social 
Sciences Collection, New Zealand Collection, TVNews and 
RequestTV.  Read more at www.informit.com.au

** About IPENZ **
The  Institution  of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ) 
is the professional body which represents 11,500 professional 
engineers (including students)  from all disciplines in New 
Zealand. The terms "engineering profession"  and  "professional 
engineer/engineering" are used by the Institution in the broadest 
possible way, to include all those who use a systematic process 
of analysis, design/synthesis and implementation, strive to 
operate in a responsible way, are governed by a code of ethics 
set by their peers, and engage in continuing professional 
development to maintain the currency of their competence. Read 
more at www.ipenz.org.nz/ipenz/

For more information please contact:
Non Jenkins, Marketing Executive, RMIT Publishing
Tel: +61 (0)3 9925 8100 | Non.jenkins@rmit.edu.au