As Materials World goes to press, the new IOM3 system for managing our member and contacts data is in the process of being configured and a new Member Portal is being set up. The new integrated system will replace the current legacy membership database. We are due to make the changeover at the end of January after a period of intensive testing when we return after the Christmas break.
Our 150th Anniversary year is drawing to a close and, looking back over the months, it is clear that 2019 has been an extremely busy and productive time for IOM3. These activities have been captured in a short video which can be viewed on IOM3 TV. There have also been a variety of important changes and developments that mark a new start for us.
Taylor and Francis has recently announced it has partnered with four other publishers to introduce Get Full Text Research (GetFTR) – a new, free to use programme that enables faster access for researchers to the published journal articles they need.
What a year it has been for IOM3. 2019 marked 150 years since the Iron and Steel Institute was formed. To mark this year, IOM3 has put together a video with all the highlights from the past 12 months of events and activities.
The Institute has embarked on a major digital transformation project – named Project Optimus - that will deliver a new database and member portal early in 2020, followed by the integration of our other administration and communications systems and a brand new website by early 2021.
Since around the 1990s, the IOM3 information services team has been working hard on gathering research into women who made their mark in materials and minerals and who were part of the Institute’s long-standing history dating back 150 years. IOM3 is pleased to have now feature eight inspiring females on the Heritage Stairway based at the IOM3 London office.