ASME, ASTM International, American Welding Society, and Business Expert Press collaborate on unified digital repository

NEW YORK (February 28, 2024) – The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) today has announced the expansion of the ASME Digital Collection with content from three new contributors: ASTM International, The American Welding Society, and Business Expert Press. This collaboration combines the publications of four organizations to create a substantive collection of engineering content. This unified digital repository will serve as an essential resource for professionals seeking engineering solutions to global challenges.

One of the largest technical publishing operations in the world, ASME offers thousands of titles including some of the engineering profession’s most prestigious peer-reviewed journals, conference proceedings, and ASME Press e-books. Now, ASTM International makes its Digital Library available via the ASME Digital Collection, powered by the Silverchair platform, with the migration intended to broaden access to a wider audience. Business Expert Press has added more than 200 applied, concise business book titles to the ASME platform. In addition, the American Welding Society will add select reference materials to the platform over the next few months. Technical standards from the new collaborators are not part of the expanded ASME Digital Collection.

“ASTM has a robust catalog of peer-reviewed books, journals, symposia papers, manuals, and technical reports supporting over 1,200 organizations globally,” says Stuart Radcliffe, ASTM International’s vice president of sales and marketing. “The relationship with ASME and Silverchair offers an improved user experience by delivering innovative research capabilities tailored specifically to users in academia and industry. With this partnership, ASTM will now offer enhanced subject matter discoverability to our customers and enrich the experience for the authors that publish through ASTM.”

The ASTM Digital Library covers a broad range of engineering disciplines and includes 1,500+ Manuals and Special Technical Publications, totaling over 20,600 journal articles and 35,600 chapters and papers. The ASME Digital Collection provides a wealth of peer-reviewed content through journals, conference proceedings, and books dating back to 1933.

“Business Expert press is thrilled to embark on this collaborative journey with ASME,” says Charlene Kronstedt, director of production and marketing at Business Expert Press. “By merging our digital library content with ASME’s prestigious collection, we are creating a dynamic platform that promotes cross-disciplinary learning and innovation. This collaboration marks a significant milestone for both organizations, as it combines BEP’s rich repository of business-focused resources with ASME’s commitment to advancing engineering knowledge–a partnership that reflects our shared dedication to providing valuable resources that support the continuous growth of our communities.”

Aligned with the AWS mission to advance the welding and allied joining industries, the AWS portion of the ASME Digital Library will provide a cloud-based repository for select reference materials.

“We look forward to collaborating with ASME on their digital library by including select AWS reference materials on their platform,” says Annette Alonso, managing director of publishing. “This initiative not only provides AWS content to an important segment of the engineering community, but also aligns with our commitment to contribute valuable resources for the continuous growth of the welding and allied joining industries.”

About ASTM International
Committed to serving global societal needs, ASTM International positively impacts public health and safety, consumer confidence, and overall quality of life. We integrate consensus standards – developed with our international membership of volunteer technical experts – and innovate services to improve lives… Helping our world work better. For more information, visit

About AWS
The American Welding Society is the worldwide authority in the development of standards, certifications, and educational programming for the welding, allied joining, and cutting community. We are committed to connecting the welding industry to our extensive collection of resources, informing our members of technological advancements, and developing the next generation of welding professionals with the help of the AWS Foundation. AWS serves over 60,000 members worldwide, is composed of 22 Districts with 250 Sections and Student Chapters, and includes more than 1,500 volunteers in over 200 technical committees, subcommittees, and task groups. For more information, visit the American Welding Society’s website at

About Business Expert Press
Since 2008, Business Expert Press has been providing business students and professionals with timely business information written by experts in their fields. We seek to publish the highest quality books on the broadest scope of business topics. As such, we provide forward-thinking business content and high-level resource materials for professors. Our applied, concise content is written for professionals and students alike. For more information, visit

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 codes and standards, publications, conferences, continuing education, and professional development programs provide a foundation for advancing technical knowledge and a safer world. In 2020, ASME formed the International Society of Interdisciplinary Engineers (ISIE) II & III LLC, a new for-profit subsidiary to house business ventures that will bring new and innovative products, services, and technologies to the engineering community. For more information, visit

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