PROLA Gets Freshened Up – Faster Downloads & Improved Navigation

APS Updates all Scanned Archival PDFs in our Physical Review Online

Ridge, NY, June 6, 2011 — The American Physical Society is pleased to
announced a refresh of all PDFs contained in the scanned portion of our
Physical Review Online Archive (PROLA). APS was one of the first
publishers to put our entire backfile online, completing the scanning
process in May 2001. In those early days, APS opted to put our content
online quickly and in an inexpensive manner that would then allow us to
take advantage of any future improvements in technology. We have now
completed the next step by partnering with Aquaforest. Using their
Autobahn DX conversion software, we have efficiently reprocessed our
entire scanned archive of approximately 250,000 articles, further
compressing them and adding searchable text. Researchers will find these
enhanced PDFs faster to download and much more convenient to navigate
and read. APS is committed to ensuring the long-term availability and
usability of all of the information that we publish.
Contact: Mark Doyle, American Physical Society,,

About matthewm53
I'm a Senior Engineering & Science Librarian at Carnegie Mellon University.

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