ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, April 7, 2021 – Librarians can now acquire titles from JSTOR’s collection of more than 100,000 ebooks from more than 275 academic publishers through the Rialto and OASIS marketplaces. JSTOR's unlimited, digital rights management (DRM)-free access model and integration with journals and primary sources creates an easy and familiar user experience for researchers around the world.
Title-by-title ordering is now available for JSTOR ebooks on Rialto and OASIS, and JSTOR’s tiered savings are available to libraries through both marketplaces. Demand-driven acquisition (DDA) for JSTOR on Rialto and OASIS will follow later.
“At a time when demand for ebooks is higher than ever before, libraries need simple workflows to manage their acquisitions,” noted Rebecca Seger, Vice President of Institutional Participation and Strategic Partnerships at JSTOR. “Working with ProQuest enables us to expand the options available to libraries to support their established ebook workflows.”
This release follows an early-adoption period in which The New School, the University of South Australia, the University of Glasgow and the National University of Ireland, Galway contributed valuable input on the integration to ensure a positive experience for all library participants.
“The JSTOR ebook platform offers an unlimited, DRM-free access model which the University of South Australia Library and our users prefer,” said Anthony Abela, Acquisitions Librarian at University of South Australia Library. “This combined with acquisition workflow process improvements provided by Rialto were the primary drivers for the University of South Australia Library to become early adopters.”
“We are pleased to offer libraries the option to acquire JSTOR ebooks through their primary acquisitions workflow for greater efficiency,” said Audrey Marcus, Vice President, Product Management at ProQuest. “JSTOR is highly respected by librarians and users alike – and integrating their ebooks into Rialto and OASIS exemplifies the ProQuest value of delivering choice.”
JSTOR is one of many publisher-direct options available for acquisition on the ProQuest OASIS online ordering platform long used by librarians to select and acquire academic content, and the Rialto next-generation marketplace built to unify and streamline selection and acquisition workflows for academic libraries. Librarians can choose ebooks and streaming video from a rapidly growing number of platforms within their usual ordering workflow, simplifying the ordering and invoicing process. More publisher-direct options will be added throughout 2021.
About JSTOR (about.jstor.org)
JSTOR provides access to more than 12 million academic journal articles, ebooks, and primary sources in 75 disciplines. Its powerful research and teaching platform allows users to explore a wide range of scholarly content. JSTOR works with libraries to connect students and faculty to vital content while lowering costs and increasing shelf space; provides independent researchers with free and low-cost access to scholarship; and helps publishers reach new audiences and preserve their content for future generations. JSTOR is part of ITHAKA, a not-for-profit organization that also includes Artstor, Ithaka S+R, and Portico.
About ProQuest (about.proquest.com)
ProQuest supports the important work in the world’s research and learning communities. The company curates six centuries of content – the world’s largest collection of journals, ebooks, primary sources, dissertations, news, and video – and builds powerful workflow solutions to help libraries acquire and grow collections that inspire extraordinary outcomes. ProQuest products and services are used in academic, K-12, public, corporate and government libraries in 150 countries.
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