Industrial Affiliate Scheme
Materials Information ServicesThe Information Services group of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining provides a service for members, non-members, industry, academia and the public. The Information Services group provides both a technical enquiry service and more traditional library-style services. Company membership of the Institute through the Industrial Affiliate Scheme provides rapid access to all these services.
Technical Enquiry ServiceCorrect materials and process selection is fundamental to the success of a product - get it right and profitability and product performance are maximised, get it wrong and poor performance and product failure soon lead to a damaged reputation in the marketplace. The Institute’s Materials Information Service typically handles 300 enquiries per month for advice and information from members, industry and academia alike. Key benefits:
Library ServicesThe Institute’s Library Services provide not just a stock of books for visitors, but also a store of extremely valuable information. Key benefits:
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Download serials holdings list (MS Excel 900 kb) Historical collection: The Institute owns a number of items of historical interest. Special collections include the Sir Henry Bessemer Collection, Percy's papers, antiquarian books, Dunlop/BTR research reports, minerals reports and the IMM historical collection. There are also subject indexes to mining industry literature from 1894 onwards and a collection of modern publications on mining history. For literature searches, data compilation and the selective alert service, some time discussing the search topic with library staff is recommended. Literature searches: These provide a quick and effective way of scanning worldwide information. The Institute has access to databases covering materials science. Most searches provide the enquirer with a comprehensive list of references including the original publication details and an informative abstract. Data compilation: For minerals industry enquirers in particular, data compilation of statistics, company information and production figures from published sources can also be undertaken. Selective Alert Service: This is provided to individuals and companies who require up to date information in their particular field. For further information on any of the Information Services group activities, call the Information Services Helpdesk on 020 7451 7360 / 7324 or 01302 320486.
Online Encyclopedia of MaterialsThe Institute is a partner in AZoM.com which provides an online encyclopedia of materials, supported by case studies, articles and supplier information.
The Institute’s Information Services are operated by IOM Communications Ltd (Registered Charity Number 1059475), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.