August, 2000. In a recent agreement with the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), CSA has acquired the Aerospace Database and its corresponding print product, International Aerospace Abstracts (IAA). The database has been available through CSA's Internet Database Service (IDS) since 1997.
The Aerospace Database has long been considered the world's foremost source of scientific and technical aerospace information. The database provides bibliographic coverage extending across a wide variety of disciplines including aeronautics, astronautics, chemistry and materials, engineering, geosciences, life sciences, mathematical and computer sciences, physics, social sciences and space sciences. More than 60,000 records a year are drawn from journal articles, conference papers, books and technical reports - including reports issues by NASA, other U.S. government agencies, international institutions, universities and private firms.
The Aerospace Database and International Aerospace Abstracts join the family of 62 bibliographic journals and 11 major research databases currently published by CSA. "The aerospace products fit perfectly with our current publishing program, especially complementing our titles in the materials sciences," said CSA president, Matt Dunie. "We are committed to maintaining the high-quality standards used to produce the database, and we plan to work closely with AIAA in producing new information products for the aerospace community and other high-technology researchers."
"CSA has proven their ability to build and maintain databases as a secondary publisher," said AIAA executive director Cort Durocher. "Our members can rest comfortably knowing that the Aerospace Database is in good hands and will be produced by a company that specializes in such products."
AIAA is the world's largest professional society devoted to the progress of engineering and science in aviation and space. It's prmary purpose is to advance the arts, sciences, and technology of aeronautics and astronautics and to foster and promote the professionalism of those engaged in these pursuits. Although founded and based in the United States, AIAA is a global organization with nearly 30,000 individual professional members, over 50 corporate members, and an active international outreach. AIAA is the U.S. representative to the International Astronautical Federation and the International Council of Aeronautical Sciences.
CSA is a leading publisher of bibliographic databases and print journals used by more than 4,000 research institutions worldwirde. Its award-winning Internet Database Service provides World Wide Web access to over 50 databases covering major areas of research including materials science, environmental sciences and pollution management, biological sciences, aquatic sciences, biotechnology, engineering, computer science, sociology, art history, political science and linguistics.