Wiley Online Library Launched to Acclaim

After years of planning and preparation, Wiley Online Library (http://wileyonlinelibrary.com) was launched on August 8, 2010, replacing Wiley InterScience. The largest IT project in Wiley's history, Wiley Online Library contains 4 million articles from 1,500 journals, 9,000 books and reference works, and a number of medical and chemical databases. During the first two weeks following the launch—a quiet period in the academic calendar—it logged more than 6 million visits and 35,000 new registrants. Wiley Online Library has helped elevate Wiley to the position of second-most-visited academic publisher on the Web.

Here is some of the feedback we've been receiving on the new site:

  • "I had a look at the Wiley Online Library, and it's really good. Very clear and easy to navigate." – Neil Morton, Editor, Pediatric Anesthesia
  • "I LOVE the new format of the T of C alerts that I get for many Wiley journals. Easy to read, gentle on the eye, etc." – Anne Katz, Editor, Nursing for Women's Health
  •  "A quick email to let you know about the positive feedback from one of my customers regarding Online Library. I visited with Fox Chase Cancer Center on Wednesday, and they were more than impressed with the new platform. They said they absolutely love it!" – BJ Taylor, Wiley Account Manager

A New Look, New Features

Designed with the input of researchers, professionals, library customers, and society clients, Wiley Online Library has various new features and functionalities, but the most obvious change is the clean new design and interface. In the librarian blog No Shelf Required, Sue Polanka wrote, "I think they did an incredible job with the interface. Looks great and offers a lot. The best looking interface I’ve seen in a long time."

 The features include:

  • An intuitive, user-friendly interface that enables quick and easy navigation, with "jump to" menu options, and that is viewable on mobile devices.
  • A powerful search engine that allows enhanced filtering of results.
  • Access icons at the Title, Chapter, and Article level that identify the content users are licensed to access.
  • Improved full-text HTML article display that includes pop-up references, enlarged images, and in-article navigation.
  • Enhanced email alerts, now with journal branding, sent for Early View and Accepted Articles as well as for new issues.
  • New subject pages highlight publications of special interest and facilitate discovery of releva thatnt content.
  • Customizable areas in journal home pages that allow editors and societies to promote content features, highlight events, and share news with their readers.
  • "My Profile," which now saves articles, publications, and searches across all product types.

The site is underpinned by Mark Logic technology, which enables better search filtering and will support future enhancements to the site, such as the addition of taxonomies to give busy researchers more powerful and accurate search and guided navigation capabilities for our content.

What's Next?

The development of Wiley Online Library did not stop at launch. The site is being constantly updated, and new features and functions are being added to keep up with the rapidly changing world of online research and learning. As Gregory St. John, Vice President, Web Publishing Technology, told Information Today: "This is only the beginning!"