The scholarly record is as much defined by the information we have access to as the information we don’t. A journal article from a prestigious society can tell us the scientific methodology, results and conclusions of a significant research study, but what of the story behind it? What historical context shaped the study to begin with? What perspectives must be taken into account and how does that affect our interpretation of the literature?


Introducing Wiley Digital Archives
Wiley Digital Archives is an ongoing initiative to partner with the world’s leading societies, libraries and archives to digitize the unique and rare primary sources that tell the story behind the contemporary research content we publish today. By transposing these precious artifacts into a discoverable online format, researchers can easily access critical source materials that enable closer understanding and more nuanced interpretation of published work.

A Unique Window into The World’s Most Prominent Societies
A significant advantage of Wiley Digital Archives lies in its esteemed partnerships with many of the world’s leading societies. Distinct and deliberate, society archives afford an exclusive look into their values, ideas, disagreements, breakthroughs, aspirations and personal member interactions that shaped the pursuit of their scientific goals over time.

By approaching scientific research through this humanistic lens, researchers gain a more holistic understanding of the role of the sciences in a broad range of humanities and social science research topics.

Key Benefits

Inside Wiley Digital Archives

Beginning in 2018, Wiley Digital Archives will be hosted on an intuitive, fully searchable platform that is specifically designed to meet research needs. Tools for visualizations, mapping and textual analyses will empower greater engagement with the source materials, while enhanced metadata, indexing and Marc records will ensure the platform meets your library’s technical requirements.

Full-text searchable content includes primary sources across a range of formats:

  • Books
  • Maps
  • Manuscripts
  • Periodicals
  • Datasets
  • Fieldwork
  • Correspondence
  • Photographs
  • Illustrations
  • Proceedings
  • Blueprints
  • Plans
  • Pamphlets
  • Reports
  • Newspapers
  • Grey Literature
  • Ephemera

Wiley Digital Archives in Evolution

Wiley Digital Archives in Evolution Wiley Digital Archives is a dynamic initiative that will continue to amass rich primary source content as we work to digitize the archival collections of select partners. The initial release of Wiley Digital Archives will focus on the subject strengths of our society partners, specifically inviting researchers to explore the unique, newly-digitized primary source content from the New York Academy of Sciences and the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland.

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