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Wiley Announces New Agreement With JISC Collections

Wiley-Blackwell and JISC Collections have successfully concluded a new three year NESLi2 agreement.


Wiley-Blackwell, the scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly 
publishing business of John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE: JWa and JWb), 
and JISC Collections have successfully concluded a new three year 
NESLi2 agreement for the higher education and further education 
communities in the UK. This agreement offers libraries access to more 
than 1,500 journals on Wiley Online Library on mutually beneficial 
terms that take into account the financial challenges facing the 
library community at this time. Customers have flexibility and choice; 
they can choose to license the full collection or a subset - whichever 
best meets the needs of their researchers and students - and are able 
to balance their selections with their budget constraints each year.

The agreement also reflects Wiley's recognition of cost per use as an 
important measure of value. By improving discoverability and 
increasing usage of its high quality content, Wiley is committed to 
providing better value for customers and reducing the average cost per 
download across the consortium over the term of the license.

"We understand the challenges that UK academic libraries face and are 
pleased we were able to achieve an agreement that facilitates access 
to Wiley's high quality publications necessary for a productive 
research and learning environment, ultimately supporting the 
outstanding scholarship coming out of the UK higher education 
community" said Reed Elfenbein, Vice President, Director of Sales and 
Marketing for Wiley- Blackwell.

Lorraine Estelle, CEO of JISC Collections said: "We are pleased to 
have reached agreement with Wiley in a timely fashion. Our 
negotiations were conducted against a backdrop of financial 
uncertainty in the UK higher education sector and Wiley listened to us 
and took this on board when putting together their proposal"

Editorial Contact:
Ben Norman