imgNew York, NY (March 19, 2013)—The Audio Engineering Society has made its E-Library available in new subscriptions formats, including more than 14,000 fully searchable PDF files, as well as Engineering Briefs.

This collection documents the progression of audio research and development from 1953 to present day, and the E-Library includes every paper published at each of the 133 AES Conventions and 49 international conferences, plus all papers published in the AES Journal.

“The depth, range and authoritative nature of the professional audio subject matter amassed by the AES E-Library is unparalleled,” Executive Director Bob Moses says. “It provides a rich history of the evolution of audio technology, and carries all of the ideas, dialogue, and best practices forward from one generation to the next.  This is really the crown jewel of the AES. It encompasses topics ranging from equipment design, to surround sound development, acoustic measurement, and hearing loss and protection.”

Additionally, the AES now offers an Open Access (OA) publishing option to its authors. OA papers in the E-Library are freely downloadable by anyone, including non-AES members and non-E-Library subscribers. The first OA offering is by Alex Case, “Recording Electric Guitar—The Science and the Myth.”

AES E-Library Subscriptions are available in two formats:  

• Individual Subscriptions are $145 per year for AES members and $255 per year for non-members. This subscription provides downloads of any document in the E-Library at no additional cost.  
• Institutional E-Library Subscriptions to universities, companies, and libraries are $1800 per year. This subscription provides all institution members with free downloads of any document in the E-Library.
• Individuals may download specific papers without an E-Library subscription, at a cost of $5 per paper for AES members and $20 per paper for non-members.

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