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Hoboken, NJ, United States, 2011/01/18 - Wiley-Blackwell, the Scientific, Technical, Medical, and Scholarly (STMS) publishing business of John Wiley & Sons, Inc., marked the 10th anniversary of its Online Books publishing program at the American Libraries Association’s Midwinter conference. NYSE: JWa, JWb
Wiley-Blackwell, the Scientific, Technical, Medical, and Scholarly publishing business of John Wiley & Sons, Inc., marked the tenth anniversary of its Online Books publishing program at the American Libraries Association’s Midwinter conference, January 7-11, 2011, in San Diego, CA.
In 2001, Wiley was among the first publishers to introduce online books for the STMS market. Online Books offer a fully searchable, browseable format that enables scientists, researchers, academics, and professionals worldwide to discover and access the information they need, when, where, and how they need it. Online Books are available through a wide variety of access and purchase options on Wiley Online Library (wileyonlinelibrary.com).
“We have led the way with a wide range of access and purchase options that have proved tremendously popular with our customers,” said Steve Miron, Wiley’s SVP, Scientific, Technical, Medical, and Scholarly (STMS). "No other publisher has the breadth of online books that Wiley-Blackwell has and can serve such a broad range of research needs in the life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities.”
Today, Online Books features 10,000 monographs, handbooks, dictionaries, companions and landmark book series that were written by celebrated scientists, award-winning authors, and renowned researchers and published under imprints such as Wiley-Blackwell, Wiley-VCH, and Jossey- Bass. Wiley’s Online Books are found in university, college, etc and research-based institutions in 40 countries around the world and offer easy access 24/7. Wiley (wiley.com) offers unlimited concurrent user access, perpetual access rights, MARC records, flexible purchasing options, no DRM restrictions, chapter- by-chapter sales through with Article Select tokens or Pay-Per-View, and many other options.
Libraries and their patrons value how eBooks combine quality content with the convenience, accessibility, and enhanced functionality of electronic access. According to Rick Anderson, Associate Director for Scholarly Resources and Collections, Marriott Library, University of Utah, “They have made it possible for us to offer access to high-quality research materials at the patron's convenience rather than only at the library's convenience, which is really quite a remarkable change from the way libraries have traditionally done business.” Because eBooks also offer perpetual access rights, “if your print collection is lost, you'll replace it slowly and at great expense. But your online collection is replaced the moment you reestablish a connection to the Internet.” Mr. Anderson noted that “the more we make available, the more our researchers flock to them.”
Online Books are available through Wiley Online Library which hosts the world's broadest multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities by delivering seamless integrated access to over 4 million articles from 1,500 journals, 10,000 online books, hundreds of reference works, as well as laboratory protocols and databases.
As the rate of marketplace acceptance accelerates, Wiley will continue to expand and evolve the Online Books program, introducing new alerting features and making the content available across a wide range of mobile devices.