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    360 KB: Wiley Realignment and Standardization

    What is happening to Wiley products?

    We are collaborating with our contacts at Wiley to plan and implement a number of actions in order to more accurately align the 360KB representations of Wiley content, collections, and products. These changes have become necessary due to changes in the nature of content and the structure of collections over the years, on both Wiley's part as well as our own. While we have maintained relevant and accurate content, the intervening years have resulted in an accumulation of collections which may no longer be current, relevant, nor maintained by ourselves and Wiley. Working together, we have decided to audit and realign our 360KB holdings in order to match Wiley's offerings and standardize them to their nomenclature.

    This will include, but is not limited to the following initiatives:

    • Rebranding Wiley-Blackwell to Wiley in all database nomenclature
    • Adding necessary new collections to the 360KB
    • Removing deprecated databases from the 360KB.
    • Migrating Subject Backfiles databases
    • Removing long-deprecated platforms such as Wiley Interscience and Blackwell Synergy

    This article is a centralized list of every action we will be taking in order to realize the full scope this endeavor. No changes will be made that are not listed here. Please refer to this article for updates.


    Rebranding to Wiley

    Wiley have indicated that they are rebranding from their former name, Wiley-Blackwell, to simply, Wiley. Therefore, we are respecting their efforts and following suit in the way we name our databases moving forward. We have already dropped the Wiley-Blackwell terminology from new databases we have created. Instead, we are prepending only Wiley to the database names, or else the current platform name Wiley Online Library.

    As a result of our ongoing audit of current databases, we will either be updating the Wiley-Blackwell databases' names, and content if necessary, or we will be retiring them and mapping them to new databases where appropriate.

    Relatedly, we will finally be retiring the Blackwell Synergy and Wiley Interscience non-consortium databases, as those platforms have been long deprecated.


    Actions you may need to take:

    • Please refer to this page for any updates regarding this project.


    Effective Date Action
    May 16, 2018

    URL Syntax Changes and Change to HTTPS

    360KB: Wiley Online Library URL Syntax Changes and Change to Secure Protocol (HTTPS) -- May 2018

    May 16, 2018

    Changes to Journals Frontfile Content (1OC) and Backfile Content (1OB) Databases

    360 KB: Wiley-Blackwell Journals Frontfile Content (1OC) and Backfile Content (1OB) Databases: Database Adjustments -- May 2018

    May 30, 2018

    Retirement of Blackwell Synergy and Wiley Interscience non-consortium databases

    360KB: Blackwell Synergy and Wiley Interscience Databases: Database Retirement -- May 2018

    June 15, 2018

    Retirement of Wiley-Blackfile Subject Backfiles / Migration to Wiley Online Library Subject Backfiles

    360 KB: Wiley-Blackwell Subject Backfiles: Database Migration and Retirement-- June 2018

    June 18, 2018

    Database Name Changes: Wiley Database Model 2016, 2017, and 2018

    360 KB: Wiley Database Model from Wiley: Database Name Change -- June 2018

    June 25, 2018

    Database Name Changes: 2016 Wiley-Blackwell Full Collection, Wiley-Blackwell Social Science & Humanities Collection, Wiley-Blackwell Medicine & Nursing Collection, Wiley-Blackwell Science, Technology and Medicine Collection, and Wiley-Blackwell "Not In Any Collection".

    360 KB: Legacy Wiley-Blackwell Journals Standard Collections from Wiley: Database Name Change -- June 2018

    October 10, 2019

    Database Name Change: Wiley-Blackwell Online Books - Full Collection

    360 KB: Wiley-Blackwell Online Books - Full Collection from Wiley: Database Name Change -- October 2019


    • Article last edited: 9-October-2019