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Elsevier Launches the Legacy Collection of eBooks on ScienceDirect

September 19, 2012

AMSTERDAM, September 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

ScienceDirect’s eBook content will be greatly enhanced with the addition of
thousands of digitized foundational book titles across seven key scientific disciplines

Elsevier [http://www.elsevier.com ], a world-leading provider of scientific,
technical, and medical information products and services, today announces digitizing its
Legacy Collection [http://www.info.sciverse.com/sciencedirect/books/legacy ] in seven
disciplines, expanding its content on ScienceDirect. With the addition of the Legacy
Collection to ScienceDirect, highly relevant, scientific books from the mid-20th century
to the present will be accessible online as early as December 2012.

“Modern scientific research builds upon what was discovered before,” said Suzanne
BeDell, Managing Director, Science and Technology Books at Elsevier. “Researchers,
faculty, and librarians alike will be able to efficiently access valuable foundational
book content that appears in data searches in a digital format.”

Librarians at academic, corporate, and government research institutions now have the
option to rapidly expand their book collections and researchers can access additional
context for existing material, complementing current content across a rich range of
sources. Usage patterns for existing deep backlist books on ScienceDirect provide ample
evidence that researchers continue to use books published before 2000 in their work.

George A. Olah, 1994 Chemistry Nobel Laureate, Founding Director of the USC Loker
Hydrocarbon Research Institute and contributor to the Legacy Collection remarked, “One
book, Chemistry of Energetic Materials, includes contributions from three Nobel Laureates
and seven members of the National Academy of Science, It speaks for itself that this is a
very active field of fundamental science with far reaching practical importance.”

The Legacy Collection content on ScienceDirect provides additional scientific strength
in the following subject-based collections:

        - Agricultural and Biological Sciences
        - Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
        - Chemical Engineering
        - Chemistry
        - Engineering
        - Materials Science
        - Physics and Astronomy

Title-by-title lists can be found at the following site:


The Legacy Collection marks a significant expansion of the eBook content available on
ScienceDirect, which features more than 15,000 books and 2,500 journals along with more
than 11 million articles, a content base that is growing at a rate of almost 0.5 million
additions per year, with archives that reach as far back as 1823.

About ScienceDirect
ScienceDirect (http://www.sciencedirect.com) contains over a quarter of the world’s
full text scientific, technical and medical (STM) peer-reviewed articles – managed by
renowned editors, written by respected authors and read by researchers from around the
globe. Elsevier’s extensive full-text collection covers authoritative titles from the core
scientific literature with more than 11 million articles available online. Coverage
includes over 2,500 journal titles published by Elsevier with dynamic linking to journals
from approximately 2,000 STM publishers through CrossRef. Additionally, ScienceDirect
contains an expanding library of online major reference works, handbooks, book series and
over 15,000 eBooks in all fields of science seamlessly interlinked with primary research
referenced in journal articles.

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information
products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health
communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet
[http://www.thelancet.com ] and Cell [http://www.cell.com ], and close to 20,000 book
titles, including major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier’s online
solutions include ScienceDirect [http://www.sciencedirect.com ], Scopus
[http://www.scopus.com ], Reaxys [http://www.reaxys.com ], ClinicalKey
[https://www.clinicalkey.com ] and Mosby’s Nursing Suite
[http://www.confidenceconnected.com ], which enhance the productivity of science and health
professionals, and the SciVal suite [http://www.scival.com ] and MEDai’s Pinpoint Review
[http://www.medai.com ], which help research and health care institutions deliver better
outcomes more cost-effectively.

A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier [http://www.elsevier.com ]
employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC
[http://www.reedelsevier.com ], a world-leading publisher and information provider, 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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