Gestern hat Wiley Interscience „offiziell“ (via liblicense-l, auf der Homepage war nichts zu finden) sein „Extensive Program to Digitize Journal Content“ angekündigt. Bis zum 31.3.2005 hätte man noch 5 bzw. 10% Rabatt bekommen 🙂 Scheduled for completion in 2007, new backfiles will comprise more than 7.5 million pages, dating back to the 1800s. The project will continue through 2005 and 2006, and is scheduled for completion in 2007, in conjunction with Wiley’s 200th Anniversary. Building upon the successes of Backfile Collections including Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Biotechnology, Biochemistry and Biophysics, Chemistry, Materials Science, Neuroscience, and Polymer Science, Wiley’s program expands over the next two years as additional journal backfiles are launched in a wide range of tightly defined disciplines. More than 20 collections will be available in 2007. All subject collections will be distinct, with no overlap. All journals are unique to each collection. In early 2005, Wiley InterScience launched the Cell & Developmental Biology and Analytical Sciences Backfile Collections. In June, the Journal of Pathology Backfile and the Genetics and Evolution Backfile Collection will be added to the growing list of digitized archival journal articles. The Journal of Pathology Backfile spans 103 years of digitized content and provides subscribers with almost 8,700 research articles and 75,000 pages. The Genetics and Evolution Backfile Collection spans 92 years of digitized back-issue content across 12 leading journal titles. The collection provides a backfile resource for core research across the disciplines of genetics, paleontology, archaeology, forensics, evolution, and molecular studies. With this launch, subscribers have access to almost 25,000 research articles and almost 300,000 pages. Other collections scheduled for release in 2005 include the Chemistry Societies Backfile Collection (September), Physics and Astronomy (November), and Medicine (December).