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Ben Norman
Publicist, Wiley-Blackwell
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Wiley Announces New Agreement With JISC Collections

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”

About JISC Collections:
JISC Collections was established by the UK Higher and Further Education funding councils, to support the procurement of digital content for education and research in the UK. It undertakes negotiations with a large number of scholarly and research publishers on behalf of UK universities and colleges in the area of e-journals, e-books, databases and datasets achieving best pricing and licensing conditions for its members. (See:

About NESLi2:
NESLi is the national initiative for licensing online journals on behalf of the higher and further education and research communities in the UK. NESLi2 was established in 2004 as a successor to earlier consortia initiatives that emerged with the arrival of online journals in the mid-1990s. The content from 17 leading scholarly publishers are covered NESLi2 agreements which typically span 1-3 years in duration and over 7,000 online journals are available to authorized users.

About Wiley:
Founded in 1807, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., has been a valued source of information and understanding for more than 200 years. Wiley's global headquarters are located in Hoboken, NJ, with operations in the US, Europe, Asia, Canada and Australia, see

Wiley-Blackwell is the international scientific medical, technical and scholarly publishing business of John Wiley & Sons, with strengths in every major academic and professional field and partnerships with many of the world’s leading societies. Wiley-Blackwell publishes 1,500 peer-reviewed journals and 1,500+ new books annually in print and online, as well as databases, major reference works and laboratory protocols. For more information, please visit or our online platform, Wiley Online Library one of the world’s most extensive multidisciplinary collections of online resources, covering life, health, social and physical sciences, and humanities.

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