The AAPG/Datapages-hosted online library continues to expand, with the latest additions being the publications suites of the Indonesian Petroleum Association (IPA) and the Kansas Geological Society (KGS).
About 2,600 documents will be added with the addition of KGS and IPA, resulting in over 76,000 searchable documents in the archive.
The completed KGS collection contains the publications from 1929 to 2003, comprising oil and gas field reports, field guidebooks, conference proceedings and road logs. All are available online.
IPA publications are currently being digitized and individual volumes are being uploaded to the AAPG/Datapages Combined Publications Archive database. They are available as they are completed -- to corporate and university subscribers and to the entire community -- via, at http://payperview.datapages.com .
These IPA publications include annual conference proceedings, special publications and field trip guidebooks. Those currently available online are the Annual Convention Proceedings of 1972-81, 1983-86 and 1990, with expected completion of the entire project this fall.
The purpose of Datapages, the digital arm of AAPG, is to acquire, aggregate, compile and convert legacy and current data, both published and public domain, from the upstream petroleum industry into digital formats; and to provide fingertip access to those digital data through the Internet or disc, using various formats, including GIS, word and geographic search-and-retrieval and streaming media.
Datapages currently hosts an extensive archival collection of all AAPG publications (BULLETIN and Special Publications) as well as the Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Transactions, Canadian Society of Petroleum Geology Bulletin, Journal of Sedimentary Research, Journal of Petroleum Geology (UK) and publications of the New Orleans, Lafayette, Houston, East Texas, Fort Worth, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Panhandle (Amarillo, Texas), Ardmore (Okla.) and Wyoming geological societies, in addition to those of Kansas and Indonesia.
Publications of other AAPG-affiliated societies and sections are being processed, with the goal to have all publications of AAPG-related/affiliated groups and of interested upstream societies or publishers in this library.
A great benefit to all explorationists and all geoscientists is access to the entire archive for search and retrieval. Each paper and abstract is fully indexed and includes a link to a downloadable Acrobat PDF copy of the paper.
AAPG Active and Associate members have access to the archival BULLETIN at no charge. Company and institutional subscribers have access to a part (or all) of the holdings, depending on the terms of individual subscription.
Contact Access Digital Library for information about access and subscription.
The entire petroleum community is invited to search theon a transactional basis (on our pay-per-view Web site). The search is free, and payment is due only for the articles downloaded. Password registration (free) is required.
Visit the Pay-Per-View to register and search.