Newswise — NEW YORK, Dec. 1, 2011 – ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) announced today that it will partner with Silverchair Information Systems (Silverchair) to host the ASME Digital Library on its SCM6 platform.

The ASME Digital Library is the most extensive resource on mechanical engineering. It currently comprises more than one million pages, including more than 158,000 technical papers in 25 journals and 200 conference proceedings spanning from 1960 to the present. It also includes more than 130 ASME Press electronic books. ASME publishes approximately 9,000 new papers and 20 new books in the ASME Digital Library annually.

“We chose to move the ASME Digital Library to Silverchair’s SCM6 platform because of its ability to fully integrate all of our content types—journals, proceedings, and ebooks—offering a sophisticated array of semantic technology,” said Philip DiVietro, managing director of ASME Publishing and Unit Support.

SCM6 is the latest release of Silverchair’s natively semantic product development and hosting platform. SCM6 supports scientific, technical, and medical (STM) and scholarly publishers, societies, and other organizations to deliver the full array of content formats, functionality, and personalized user experience required by today’s rapidly changing information marketplace.

“Silverchair is the emerging leader in STM publishing technology. We are excited about combining their unique amalgam of technology and product development experience with our content expertise and knowledge of the mechanical engineering field, to develop truly innovative new products and product enhancements to better support the information needs of our diverse members and other stakeholders,” said DiVietro.

The migration of the ASME Digital Library to the SCM6 platform corresponds with a significant extension of Silverchair’s semantic infrastructure. “We have long been recognized for our deep expertise in the life sciences, but we have expanded our semantic systems to support both the physical sciences and engineering. ASME’s forward-thinking, integrated approach to publishing provides the perfect partner for the next step in our semantic roadmap,” said Thane Kerner, Silverchair CEO.

About ASME: ASME helps the global engineering community develop solutions to real world challenges. Founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME is a not-for-profit professional organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing and skill development across all engineering disciplines, while promoting the vital role of the engineer in society. ASME conducts one of the world's largest technical publishing operations, offering thousands of titles including some of the profession's most prestigious journals, conference proceedings, and ASME Press books. Additional information is available at

About Silverchair: Founded in 1993, Silverchair delivers advanced semantic technologies, publishing platforms, and e-learning solutions to scientific, technical, and medical publishers, professional societies, and the federal government. Silverchair is headquartered in Charlottesville, Virginia. Additional information is available at