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Wiley announces Safari odyssey

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John Wiley & Sons has announced a strategic partnership with Safari, which it says will 'deliver the next generation in digital reference platforms for students, faculty and librarians'.

Wiley Reference Library will combine Safari’s PubFactory platform with Wiley’s online reference portfolio. Wiley says the Reference Library will enhance the visibility and usability of its reference materials, and will include entry portals for key subjects allowing users to search within a subject, within an individual reference work, or across Wiley’s entire reference portfolio. The website, www.wileyreferencelibrary.com, will be available in the first half of 2015.

'Wiley's reference publishing program provides a gateway for students, faculty and librarians to a well-structured research experience, through peer-reviewed topic entries written by experts in the field,' said Jon Walmsley, senior vice president and managing director, for professional practice and learning at Wiley.

'In selecting Safari's PubFactory platform for the development of Wiley Reference Library, we know that these world-class resources will be supported with a best-in-class user experience. Wiley's partnership with Safari ensures that our authoritative reference content will support users' research through robust subject searching and taxonomies, enhanced functionality, and improved discoverability.'

Wiley will be hosting a product development panel, to gather librarian feedback on the new platform, at the Charleston Conference being held from 5 to 8 November.