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The Institution of Engineering and Technology has positioned Inspec as a dedicated player in the non-patent literature database for years, and the file should remain one of the important collections of technical information in the future. By using an indexing team for writing missing or unavailable titles and abstracts, as well as entering handpicked terms from a maintained and updated Inspec Thesaurus, entering additional terms at their discretion into the uncontrolled index field, and also classifying each file in a detailed proprietary hierarchy, the Institution of Engineering and Technology has established a large source of records with a significant amount of additional searchable information. The IET was formed in March 2006 by the Institution of Electrical Engineers and the Institution of Incorporated Engineers. The IET is also an organization of more than 150,000 members in 127 countries, and since the object of the organization is to promote knowledge, it can be seen that Inspec is an offering that will be leaned on by the intellectual property and academic community at-large, and especially in the concentrations of Physics, Electronics, Computing and the related fields. The IET organizes more than 120 conferences and events a year and publishes more than 100 new titles a year. This is evidence that the IET is an organization that is established in the genres of information that it indexes and covers in Inspec. This position gives Inspec credibility in the field and ensures that the IET has exposure to the newest up and coming sources.