ProQuest is teaming with major publishers in the academic book market to empower customers via its OASIS system with the ability to order ebooks from even more ebook platforms. In the coming months, ebook platforms from such scholarly book publishers as Oxford University Press and IGI Global will be accessible from OASIS. Discussions regarding partnerships with other key academic publishers, including Taylor &Francis Group, Wiley, Cambridge University Press, World Scientific are also underway.
With more than 1.7 million titles available across multiple platforms, the OASIS search, selection and acquisition system offers the broadest ebook database in the industry. Customers currently have the opportunity to select ebooks according to their platform preferences from Ebook Central, EBL, ebrary and EBSCO.
“Since our acquisition of Coutts Information Services and its OASIS platform last year,” says Kevin Sayar, Senior Vice President and General Manager Books at ProQuest, “we have focused on broadening the functionality of OASIS. Our goal is to ensure customers are able to select ebooks from whichever platform or publisher enables them to best serve scholars at their institutions. We’re dedicated to continually exploring ways and making improvements that ultimately empower academic success. To that end, providing our customers with more choices is imperative.”
OASIS is ProQuest’s free web-based system for searching, selecting, and ordering print and electronic books for academic libraries. Through OASIS, users not only enjoy access to the broadest title database in the industry but also benefit from powerful search, profiling, collection management and reporting tools. In addition, the company’s strategic partnership with Ingram, the world’s largest book wholesaler, enables ProQuest to provide unparalleled speed and reliability in fill rates for print books via OASIS.