20 September 2016 News Releases

UPSO Platform Now Available through ProQuest® OASIS

ProQuest is teaming with Oxford University Press to make thousands of ebooks available on UPSO platform via the OASIS® system.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, September 20, 2016 – ProQuest is teaming with Oxford University Press to make thousands of ebooks available on University Press Scholarship Online platform (UPSO) via the OASIS® system.

A groundbreaking online library, UPSO grants access to more than 20,000 monographs in subjects covering almost every area of academia. With an ever-growing family of publishers – including Oxford University Press, University of Chicago Press, Stanford University Press and Edinburgh University Press – contributing their outstanding scholarly lists to the platform, UPSO library is an essential resource, built around high-quality, peer-reviewed academic books. This agreement expands the rich selection of ebook platforms already represented via the OASIS system.

“We built Oxford Scholarship Online and partnered with many of the world’s finest and most respected university presses on UPSO to help users better discover and make connections among the content of these high-quality monographs,” said Rebecca Seger, Senior Director of Institutional Sales at Oxford University Press. “By collaborating with ProQuest, we are further ensuring that quality scholarship is easily acquired by our mutual library customers and continues to help the monograph thrive in a digital environment.”

Seger calls the partnership “a leap forward for ProQuest customers,” adding, “we could not be more thrilled that OASIS users are now able to more easily acquire digital UPSO content. We completely recognize the benefit of the suite of services provided by ProQuest. They are crucially important to libraries.”

The OASIS search, selection and acquisition system allows customers to select ebooks according to their platform preferences, and uses the broadest print and electronic books database for academic libraries in the industry. It provides access and end-to-end acquisition workflow support to the market’s largest selection of ebooks (more than 1.7 million titles) via the Ebook Central, EBL, ebrary, MyiLibrary and EBSCO books platforms. OASIS customers benefit from advanced search and selection capabilities and one consolidated interface for ordering, invoicing and reporting.

Via UPSO in the OASIS system, libraries can find multidisciplinary research materials, including more than 20,000 titles in 31 subject areas spanning the humanities, arts, social sciences, sciences, medicine and law.

“We aim to continually broaden and enrich our customers’ options by making OASIS a gateway to books from any platform or publisher. Partnering with Oxford University Press to offer UPSO’s top-of-line scholarly content to OASIS users is right in line with that goal,” said Kevin Sayar, Senior Vice President and General Manager, ProQuest Books. “We look forward to developing more relationships like this to provide choices that best suit our customers’ needs.”

About Oxford University Press (http://www.oup.com)

Oxford University Press (OUP) is a division of Oxford University and is the world's largest university press with the widest global presence. The Global Academic Publishing program spans the entire academic and higher education spectrum, including a wide array of scholarly and general interest books, journals, and online products. OUP’s primary mission is to support Oxford University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education. The Press takes pride in this mission, which allows it to enable, support, and facilitate research and scholarship around the globe.

About ProQuest (http://www.proquest.com)

ProQuest connects people with vetted, reliable information. Key to serious research, the company’s products are a gateway to the world’s knowledge including dissertations, governmental and cultural archives, news, historical collections and ebooks. ProQuest technologies serve users across the critical points in research, helping them discover, access, share, create and manage information.

The company’s cloud-based technologies offer flexible solutions for librarians, students and researchers through the ProQuest®, Bowker®, Coutts® information services, Dialog®, ebrary®, EBL™, and SIPX® businesses – and notable research tools such as the Summon® discovery service, the RefWorks® citation and reference management platform, MyiLibrary® ebook platform, the Pivot® research development tool and Intota™. The company is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with offices around the world.