HOBOKEN, N.J. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- John Wiley and Sons, Inc. (NYSE:JWA)(NYSE:JWB) and OhioLINK, a consortium of 91 Ohio college and university libraries, today announced a new partnership that will reduce the cost of textbooks for students in the state of Ohio. This collaboration around Inclusive Access is part of Affordable Learning Ohio and will provide participating students with digital course materials on the first day of class, at savings upward of 40%. The program will increase the affordability of course materials for 450,000 students across the state of Ohio.
Gwen Evans, Executive Director of OhioLINK commented, "Wiley was integral to the development of this program based on the long relationship between OhioLINK and Wiley and our initial series of exploratory discussions. Both OhioLINK and Wiley are committed to driving down the costs of course materials and providing easy access that will make a difference for students. We are excited to expand our 20-year partnership with Wiley to include textbook materials at significantly reduced rates for the 450,000 students in the state of Ohio."
The Inclusive Access program provides students with instant access to WileyPLUS courseware and eTextbooks through their learning management system. The program will provide day-one access to the required course materials with students benefiting from the 40% saving. To meet this commitment to Ohio students, Wiley worked closely with OhioLINK and key partners of digital materials to fulfill WileyPLUS courseware and eTextbooks online and through campus retailers.
"Wiley is proud to partner with OhioLINK to develop solutions that reduce the cost of course materials for Ohio's college students," said Joel Hollenbeck, VP of Sales, Wiley. "This partnership emphasizes Wiley's commitment to improving access, affordability and outcomes for every student and to help them achieve their educational goals. My Wiley colleagues and I are thrilled to be a part of this innovative program."
Wiley, a global research and learning company, helps people and organizations develop the skills and knowledge they need to succeed. Our online scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, combined with our digital learning, assessment and certification solutions help universities, learned societies, businesses, governments and individuals increase the academic and professional impact of their work. For more than 210 years, we have delivered consistent performance to our stakeholders. The company's website can be accessed at http://www.
120 academic libraries are full members of OhioLINK. These libraries are distributed among 92 different Ohio colleges and universities. OhioLINK membership includes the State Library of Ohio, 16 public university libraries, 51 independent college libraries, 23 two-year college libraries, 16 regional campus libraries, 8 law school libraries and 5 medical school libraries.
Together, OhioLINK, the Ohio Library and Information Network, and its member libraries provide access to:
- over 46 million books and other library materials
- more than 100 electronic research databases
- over 24 million electronic journal articles
- over 100,000 e-books
- nearly 85,000 images, videos and sounds
- over 58,000 theses and dissertations from Ohio students at 31 Ohio institutions