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Wiley Announces Online Books Agreement with YBP
YBP Library Services( 01/21/2009 )

Collaboration ensures seamless access to Wiley's vast Online Books collection

Hoboken, N.J. - January 21, 2009 - John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE: JWa), (NYSE: JWb), today announced a new agreement with YBP Library Services, a Baker & Taylor company and the world's largest provider of materials to academic libraries, by which nearly 7,000 Online Books will be available on YBP's main collection planning and acquisitions tool, GOBI (Global Online Bibliographic Information).

Under the agreement, YBP will add Wiley's full range of online books, book series, and online reference works to its GOBI database, enabling YBP's library customers to view and select online books alongside print and e-books, with no change to the library's existing workflow. The result will be a fully integrated library acquisition process, from selection and profiling to ordering and invoicing.

"We're very excited about this partnership," said Reed Elfenbein, VP and Managing Director, Global Sales and Marketing, at Wiley-Blackwell. "YBP has a reputation for excellent customer service and long-standing relationships with all types of libraries, which will ensure the broadest possible reach for our content. We have witnessed in the past year an intensifying interest in online book content which makes it essential for librarians to be able to acquire this format seamlessly and we are delighted to now offer this capability in partnership with YBP."

Wiley's expansive Online Books program comprises high-quality titles published from the 1940s to the present. The program consists of books in the life sciences, physical sciences, medicine, engineering, social sciences and humanities and includes ground-breaking multi-volume book series and essential reference titles available on Wiley InterScience.

The deal marks a milestone in the industry, making Wiley the first large publisher to fully integrate its entire list of online research books with one of the leading academic library book distributors in the country. The partnership was formed to address the growing need of libraries to discover and order book content in the format of their choice using one consolidated book-purchasing channel.

"YBP is excited to expand our e-content offering with Wiley's highly respected collection of online monographs and reference works," noted Linda Gagnon, Senior Vice President, eContent Integration and Business Development, YBP Library Services. "Our customers want format choices and we are pleased to integrate Wiley's Online Books format into GOBI? collection development and acquisitions tools, where it lives naturally next to its print and ebook counterparts."

"Collaborating with Wiley will help YBP Library Services fulfill its mission to deliver the most respected and highest-quality book content to academic libraries across the US regardless of medium," said George Coe, President, Library and Educational, at Baker & Taylor. "We welcome the alliance and look forward to a productive association."

Wiley plans to add approximately between 1500 and 2000 newly published titles each year. To review the list of titles available, or to inquire about access to Online Books on Wiley InterScience, please visit: or

About YBP Library Services
YBP Library Services, a Baker & Taylor company, provides books and supporting collection management and technical services to academic, research, and special libraries in North America and around the world. GOBI®, YBP's online, interactive bibliographic information service, provides access to 2.0 million titles in an English-language database. YBP's corporate headquarters are in Contoocook, New Hampshire, USA. Further information about the company is available on their web site,

About Wiley
Founded in 1807, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., has been a valued source of information and understanding for 200 years, helping people around the world meet their needs and fulfill their aspirations. Since 1901, Wiley and its acquired companies have published the works of more than 350 Nobel laureates in all categories: Literature, Economics, Physiology/Medicine, Physics, Chemistry and Peace.

Wiley's core businesses include scientific, technical, medical and scholarly journals, encyclopedias, books and online products and services; professional/trade books, subscription products, training materials, online applications and Web sites; and educational materials for undergraduate and graduate students and lifelong learners. Wiley's global headquarters are located in Hoboken, N.J., with operations in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Canada and Australia. The company's Web site can be accessed at The company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols JWa and JWb.

Wiley-Blackwell was formed in February 2007 as a result of the acquisition of Blackwell Publishing Ltd. by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., and its merger with Wiley's scientific, technical and medical business. Together, the companies have created a global publishing business with deep strength in every major academic and professional field. Wiley-Blackwell publishes approximately 1,400 scholarly peer-reviewed journals and an extensive collection of books with global appeal. For more information on Wiley-Blackwell, please visit or

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