Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum joins OneMine


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The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) and The Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) are excited to announce a new alliance as CIM joins, a definitive global online digital research centre for the entire mining, minerals and tunnelling communities. OneMine is a collaborative effort among multiple societies to place the world's most comprehensive collection of mining and minerals-based research in one place.

“The curation and dissemination of technical knowledge has always been an integral cornerstone of CIM’s mandate as the community for leading industry expertise,” said CIM executive director Jean Vavrek. “By giving CIM members as part of their membership unlimited access to the more than 106,000 recent and archived documents already in the database, and with the impending and ongoing addition of thousands of CIM’s highly valuable papers to the library, we will continue to deliver on this mandate and bring added value to our members.”

Initially created by SME in 2008, has evolved into a multi-society effort and is not solely associated with a single organization. Other participating societies include the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM); the South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM); The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS); the International Marine Minerals Society (IMMS); and the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI). As part of this agreement CIM, like representatives from the other participating societies, will have a seat on the OneMine Board of Directors.

“OneMine welcomes CIM’s participation in the OneMine digital library,” said David Kanagy, executive director of SME. “CIM members will have access to a worldwide body of knowledge from more than six other participating societies as well as CIM, adding to its world-class information in OneMine. This is a great addition for the mining community.”

Members benefit from a centralized repository on relevant and quality mining, minerals and tunnelling information, and in turn reduce their existing costs associated with research. In the last fiscal year alone, OneMine had 191,734 downloads of its papers.

“CIM members will have direct access to OneMine via the CIM website through a single sign-on process utilizing their CIM membership information,” explained CIM past-president (2013–14), Robert Schafer, who was instrumental in facilitating the agreement. “This means members, after logging onto the CIM website, will simply have to click a link that will take them to and automatically log them into the site. By joining OneMine, with Internet access, CIM members will now have fingertip access to an immense technical and scientific mining library even in the most remote locations.”

“This is a significant move for CIM,” said CIM president Sean Waller, who acknowledged that the initiative was an outcome of the Global Mineral Professional Alliance (GMPA), whose members include CIM, SME, AusIMM and SAIMM. “The recent strategic outreach exercise confirmed our members’ desire for access to quality technical knowledge, and we are confident that they will find great value in OneMine. Also, as the global mining and minerals community continues to grow – both in scope and the variety of disciplines it encompasses – access to a broader range of topics becomes more important than ever.”


About CIM:

The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) is the leading professional association for the minerals industry with more than 15,000 members across Canada and globally. CIM is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge, innovation and best practices as well as the facilitation of networking, fraternity and professional development for the mining industry.

For further information contact:

Angela Hamlyn
Director, Media, Publications and Communications
Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM)
514-939-2710 (x 1303)

About SME:

SME is a professional society (non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation) whose more than 15,000 members represent all professions serving the minerals industry in more than 100 countries. SME members include engineers, geologists, metallurgists, educators, students and researchers. SME advances the worldwide minerals community through information exchange and professional development.

For more information, contact:

John Hayden, Deputy Executive Director - Public Affairs and Government Relations, 303-948-4250,


Gregg Tiedeman, OneMine Administrator, 303-948-4248,