American Mathematical Society’s Mathematical Reviews and National Transportation Library Join NFAIS


Mathematical Reviews Rejoins NFAIS as an original Federation charter member in 1958

August 27, 2015, Annapolis, MD – The National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS™), a global nonprofit membership organization serving the information community, announces the American Mathematical Society’s Mathematical Reviews and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) National Transportation Library have joined NFAIS as new members.

The AMS, longtime publisher of Mathematical Reviews and its online companion, MathSciNet®, rejoins NFAIS as a member after being one of the federation’s charter members in 1958.

“I’m especially delighted to welcome the AMS Mathematical Reviews back to NFAIS and to have them once again be a part of our dynamic and diverse membership,” said Marcie Granahan, NFAIS Executive Director. “With the addition of AMS Mathematical Reviews and the DOT’s National Transportation Library as new members, the NFAIS community continues to grow, bringing new expertise and perspectives for the benefit of our overall membership and the broader information services community.”

AMS Mathematical Reviews, founded in 1940, is comprised of over 3 million items in its MathSciNet database. Mathematical Reviews and MathSciNet add approximately 120,000 new items each year, covering over 1,800 journals and with links to more than 1.7 million original articles. In addition, Mathematical Reviews indexes roughly 765,000 authors and currently has more than 15,000 active reviewers. The AMS, founded in 1888, promotes mathematical research and scholarship and serves the U.S. and global community through publications, meetings, advocacy and other programs. The AMS has roughly 30,000 individual and 580 institutional members in the U.S. and around the world.

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) National Transportation Library (NTL) maintains and facilitates access to information necessary for transportation decision-making in government. The NTL also coordinates with public and private transportation libraries and information providers to improve information sharing among the transportation community. The NTL, created in 1998 and administered by the DOT’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics, is a repository of DOT transportation information, and serves as a portal for transportation data and library services to DOT employees.

The NTL joins NFAIS’s current membership of U.S. national libraries and related bureaus: the National Agricultural Library (U.S. Department of Agriculture), the National Library of Medicine (National Institutes of Health), the National Technical Information Service (U.S. Department of Commerce), National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs) and the Office of Scientific and Technical Information (U.S. Department of Energy).

About NFAIS (www.nfais.org):
The National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS™) is a global, nonprofit, volunteer-powered membership organization that serves the information community – that is, all those who create, aggregate, organize, and otherwise provide ease of access to and effective navigation and use of authoritative, credible information. Member organizations represent a cross-section of content and technology providers, including database creators, publishers, libraries, host systems, information technology developers, content management providers and other related groups. They embody a true partnership of commercial, nonprofit and government organizations that embraces a common mission – to build the world's knowledge-base through enabling research and managing the flow of scholarly communication. NFAIS exists to promote the success of its members and for more than 50 years has provided a forum in which to address common interests through education and advocacy.

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