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.
The New York Academy of Sciences: A Wiley Digital Archives Collection contains a vast range of original sources that have shaped two centuries of scientific progress, and represents a unique opportunity for scholars to reinvigorate their research with previously unexplored historical context.
The Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland: A Wiley Digital Archives Collection contains original primary source materials that have been discovered and researched for over a century by the members of the RAI.
The Royal College of Physicians: A Wiley Digital Archives Collection will reflect interdisciplinary interests in a broad range of subject areas, that span over 500 years of history, with some material pre-dating the founding of the Royal College of Physicians by charter of King Henry VIII in 1518.
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