In response to the internet revolution in electronic publishing and communication, the CEIC was formed in 1998 to monitor such developments and advise the IMU and, through it, the worldwide mathematics community.
For the past several years, mathematicians have contemplated a coordinated effort to digitize the past mathematical literature in order to make it available online. The aim is to make as much of the past literature available as possible, linked to the present literature in suitable ways.
The Committee on Electronic Information and Communication (CEIC) of the International mathematical Union has made a commitment to coordinate further efforts to achieve a world-wide digital library. This site contains information about the World Digital Mathematics Library project and will be updated as the effort continues.