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January 6, 2015
Elsevier to Add More than 100,000 Maps to Geofacets Platform through Agreement with Wiley

New York, Jan. 5, 2015—Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced an agreement with Wiley to integrate more than 100,000 maps from Wiley’s leading journals into the Geofacets platform. The content integration will increase the amount of trusted data available to geoscientists, helping them to make better-informed decisions in exploration, as well as improve recommendations that influence company investments in new exploration opportunities.

Content to be added includes fundamental geologic maps, petroleum geoscience maps, geophysical maps and specialized maps, such as those focused on sedimentology and geochemistry. The content is from 26 Wiley journals, published on behalf of several society partners (including the American Geophysical Union,). This will increase Geofacets’ content portfolio to more than 500,000 maps extracted from almost 200,000 associated articles by the end of the year.

Geofacets is Elsevier’s premier research tool for geoscientists working in natural resource exploration.  Geofacets extracts geologic maps from trusted, peer-reviewed publications, making content easier to find and integrate with other data. Users will have seamless access to multi-disciplinary content extracted from Wiley journals and maps including high impact journals such as Basin Research, the Journal of Petroleum Geology, and Sedimentology and journals published on behalf of the American Geophysical Union including Geophysical Research Letters,Reviews of Geophysics, Journal of Geophysical Researchand Paleoceanography.

“Wiley is committed to supporting the needs of the geoscience community. Through Geofacets, we can ensure our content is helping foster innovation and development in oil and gas exploration globally and builds on Wiley’s vision to add value to our content,” said David Nicholson, Vice President and Director, Life Sciences, at Wiley.

“We are delighted to be able to offer our users Wiley’s industry-leading content, which will prove invaluable to exploration geoscientists operating all over the world, including emerging basins,” said Ella Balagula, Senior Vice President, Engineering & Technology at Elsevier. “Geofacets is expanding with content users can download in a variety of formats and seamlessly integrate with a variety of tools such as ArcGIS, Google Earth, and the Petrel[i]* platform. With this diverse content offering, users have the benefit of accessing multi-disciplinary data from the greatest number of relevant sources possible.”

The collaboration builds further on earlier contributions to Geofacets from organizations including the Geological Society of London in October 2011, the SEPM/Society for Sedimentary Geology in September 2012, the Society of Economic Geologists (SEG) in February 2013 and the Geological Society of America in October 2013.

About Geofacets

Geofacets is a web-based application for geoscientists that combines advanced search features on a map-based interface and trusted scientific maps from peer-reviewed literature, including georeferenced maps that can be integrated into GIS software and presentations. It combines hundreds of thousands of geologic maps from Elsevier and its trusted content partners, with over 70% of maps already georeferenced. Developed for the way geoscientists work today, Geofacets is used by leading companies in natural resource exploration around the world to support and justify business decisions, assess risk in drilling and development activities, and increase exploration team productivity.

About Wiley

Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice and education. Through the Research segment, the Company provides digital and print scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising. The Professional Development segment provides digital and print books, online assessment and training services, and test prep and certification. In Education, Wiley provides print and digital content, and education solutions including online program management services for higher education institutions and course management tools for instructors and students.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions — among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Elsevier Research Intelligence,and ClinicalKey—and publishes over 2,200 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and over 25,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works.

The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a world leading provider of professional information solutions in the Science, Medical, Legal and Risk and Business sectors, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

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