Digital Library Platform and Features

The ACM Digital Library Platform is ACM’s own proprietary system that is wholly developed, hosted, and maintained by ACM. The system is built on open source technology in collaboration with volunteers from the scientific community and contains many of the most powerful search features available today.

  • Powerful Search and Guided Navigation
  • Seamless Integration between DL and Guide Index
  • Most Comprehensive Database of Author Profiles, including detailed bibliometrics of nearly every author in the field
  • A Complete List of Index Terms for each article based on the ACM’s widely used 2012 Computing Classification Scheme (CCS)
  • Fully exportable citation pages in Endnote, BibTex, and ACM Ref formats
  • Extensive use of DOIs with reference linking provided through CrossRef
  • IP Authentication and Domain Name Look Up for Institutional Customers
  • Supports Athens and Shibboleth authentication
  • Open URL and SFX Compliant
  • COUNTER III and SUSHI Compliant Usage Statistics
  • Archiving and Long-Term Digital Preservation of all ACM-owned publications via Portico and CLOCKSS

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You can use your technical skills for social good and offer volunteer support on software development projects to organizations who could not otherwise afford it. SocialCoder connects volunteer programmers/software developers with registered charities and helps match them to suitable projects based on their skills, experience, and the causes they care about. Learn more about ACM’s new partnership with SocialCoder, and how you can get involved.