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Wiley Online Library: UBCM

Evidence-Based Acquisitions: Wiley


The Alliance partnered with Wiley in May 2016 to pilot a consortium-wide evidence-based acquisitions (EBA) model for ebooks. This plan: 

  • Focuses on content consistently well used in the Alliance
  • Devotes 100% of funds to purchasing titles
  • Provides front- and back-list title access with no DRM.


Wiley Online Library: UBCM


Wiley and the Alliance agreed to test an EBA model called Usage Based Collection Management (UBCM) for buying Wiley Online Library e-books. All Alliance library patrons will receive access to more than 19,000 titles on the Wiley Online Library platform. Wiley provides yearly usage reports, which helps the Alliance determine which titles to acquire at the end of the year using funds deposited at the beginning of the pilot year.


The first year of the pilot ran from May 2016 through April 2017. At the end of FY 2017, the Alliance purchased 536 Wiley ebooks after analyzing individual institution usage, broadly used, and overall highly used titles. The second year of the pilot began in May 2017 and will be funded on the FY 2018 budget.  GOBI Library Solutions will be a partner in Year 2.


About Books on Wiley Online Library

Summaries (by Year)


Title Lists


Usage Statistics

Training Documents

Records Management

  • Alma Network Zone E-Collection: Wiley Online Ebooks (Orbis Cascade Alliance Pilot).

  • Available for: All Alliance Member Libraries

  • Public note in each discovery Wiley portfolio: Orbis Cascade Wiley Discovery Resource

  • Public note in each purchased Wiley portfolio: Orbis Cascade Wiley Purchased Resource

  • Proxy Settings: Access to titles requires local proxy server authentication, all all portfolios are set to require authentication

  • Bibliographic records are provided by OCLC and are of good quality.

  • Bibliographic records for new titles will be received monthly.

  • Titles (and records) are deleted infrequently