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Wiley Launches Extensive Program to Digitize Landmark Book Series

Contact: Stacy Smith

Wiley Launches Extensive Program to Digitize Landmark Book Series 
More than 750 back volumes to be added by 2007

Hoboken, NJ, November 28, 2006 - Global publisher John Wiley & 
Sons, Inc., today announced the launch of an ambitious new 
program to digitize back volumes of select landmark Wiley book 
series on Wiley InterScience (www.interscience.wiley.com), the 
company's dynamic online publishing platform.

Wiley is digitizing more than 750 volumes from at least 21 book 
series in their entirety over the next year. With most of the 
series going back to Volume 1, users can access valuable content 
that is no longer published in print.  Series editors include 
such eminent and pioneering scientists as Nobel Lauretes Ilya 
Prigogine and Jean-Marie Lehn, and National Medal of Science 
Winner Stuart Rice. The Book Series will be available as 
individual volumes, complete series, or multiple series, with 
discounts offered based on the number of volumes purchased. Wiley 
currently publishes 2,235 online books, with approximately 40-50 
new titles added every month. With the addition of the 750 back 
volumes, total online book content will comprise more than 1.2 
million pages.

"There has been a dramatic increase in full text downloads of 
Wiley's OnlineBooks over the past year, reflecting a growing 
interest in our online book content," said Steven Miron, Vice 
President, Wiley Asia, and General Manager, STM Books. "By 
digitizing these classic book series, Wiley is providing access 
to the works of some of the greatest science authors ever 
published that until now have not been available digitally. New 
functionality and desktop accessibility of the series will 
enhance the user's overall experience and save libraries valuable 
shelf space."

Wiley's OnlineBooks program offers unlimited concurrent usage 
across networked communities, flexible pricing options (either a 
one-time fee or a flexi-subscription-both with only a 20-title 
minimum), usage details on both an aggregate and title-by-title 
basis, and generous discounts based on the institution size and 
number of titles purchased. OnlineBooks encompasses a wide range 
of subjects, including chemistry, business, law, computer 
science, engineering, life sciences, medicine, statistics, 
physics, materials science, psychology, and the social sciences.

Fully integrated into Wiley InterScience, all book series 
chapters are presented in PDF format, with chapter outlines, 
bibliographic content, and literature citations all available in 
HTML, allowing for both internal linking to cited content located 
on Wiley InterScience and external linking via CrossRef/DOI to 
the content of hundreds of publishers worldwide. Each title in 
the series will have its own homepage accessible from the 
OnlineBooks page on Wiley InterScience at 

Series launching in November include Methods of Biochemical 
Analysis, Advances in Enzymology and Related Areas of Molecular 
Biology, and Compendium of Organic Synthetic Methods. An 
additional five book series will be launching in December, 
including Inorganic Syntheses, Topics in Stereochemistry, 
Advances in Photochemistry, Reviews in Computational Chemistry, 
and Total Synthesis of Natural Products, and at least 12 series 
will be available in 2007, including the landmark series Organic 
Reaction Mechanisms, Progress in Physical Organic Chemistry, 
Progress in Inorganic Chemistry, Advances in Chemical Physics, 
and The Novartis Foundation Symposium.

The Book Series digitalization program joins another recently 
launched initiative to redesign Wiley' online interface for major 
reference works. The interface redesign is the first step of a 
two-year effort to improve the overall functionality of Wiley's 
online reference works. New online reference works launched under 
the redesign include Encyclopedia of Life Sciences, Materials 
Science and Technology, and the Wiley Handbook of Current and 
Emerging Drug Therapies.

More information and demonstrations of the Book Series and its 
functionality will be available at the Online Information 2006 
exhibit, which will be held at the Olympia Grand Hall in London, 
U.K., on November 28-30. Please visit Wiley at stand # 620.