Almost 5,000 products available free of charge
|Date:||Friday, 12 December 2014|
DMP now offers a transformed and revamped eBookshop providing electronic access to the full suite of products available from the Geological Survey of Western Australia (GSWA).
The Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) now offers a transformed and revamped eBookshop providing electronic access to the full suite of products available from the Geological Survey of Western Australia (GSWA).
Replacing the previous online version, the updated application is a completely new system where users can now securely purchase a range of products electronically using their credit card.
The GSWA eBookshop offers almost 5,000 products including books, reports, maps and digital products, virtually all of which can be downloaded free of charge.
Maps, USB data packages and nine premium publications are available for purchase as hard copies. A new online cart and payment system is in place.
Geological Survey maps, records, reports, bulletins and non-series books cannot be purchased in hard copy, but are all available as PDFs to view and download.
The site also highlights featured books, including the popular Geology of Shark Bay and Gemstones of Western Australia, which are available as free downloadable PDF files.
Other featured free PDF titles include CO2 Storage Assessment of the on-shore western Eucla Basin, Australia goes it alone – the emerging island continent 100 Ma to present, and Devonian Reef Complexes of the Canning Basin, Western Australia.
Users can also purchase data packages including Kimberley 2014, Exploration geochemistry of Western Australia 2014, and the Western Australia carbon dioxide geological storage atlas.
“The new eBookshop interface is colourful, shows thumbnails of all products for easy navigation, and the landing page can be updated with new products for display,” said Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Marmion when he launched it today.
“The main role of GSWA is to provide world-class pre-competitive geoscience information. The new eBooshop will make that information even more accessible to help find the mines of tomorrow,” he said.
DMP has full access to the administration console for uploading products as they become available.
The revampled eBookshop can be accessed using the original bookshop link at www.dmp.wa.gov.au/ebookshop .