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Public library signs up for Wiley's STM resources

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The New York Public Library’s Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL) is said to be the first major public library to license Wiley’s peer-reviewed journals. This new venture provides library users with public online access to over 300 peer-reviewed journals that until now have been available principally through academic or corporate collections.

The aims of this pilot project are to learn about how high-level journal content is used and by whom in a public library setting, and how a major public research library can effectively provide access to this type of content for its users.

“During this experiment, the SIBL staff is offering students at local high schools and technical institutes, small business owners, and interested laypeople hands-on help in the effective searching of this resource of more than 300 Wiley STM titles,” said Kristin McDonough, who is Robert and Joyce Menschel director of SIBL.

Journals featured in this programme include titles such as Advanced Engineering Materials, American Journal of Physical Anthropology, Cancer, Flavor and Fragrance, Journal of Field Robotics, and International Journal of Imaging Systems & Technology.