21 March 2017 News Releases

ProQuest’s OASIS Increases Customer Choice with Addition of Rittenhouse R2 Digital Library Platform

ProQuest is teaming with Rittenhouse Book Distributors enabling the ordering of ebooks from the R2 Digital platform via the OASIS system.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, March 21, 2017 – ProQuest is teaming with Rittenhouse Book Distributors so libraries can order ebooks from the R2 Digital platform via the OASIS system. This partnership brings to eight the number of partner platforms to join OASIS over the past year.

Offering over 5,700 ebook titles, the R2 Digital Library is a leading ebook platform for health science collections and features a comprehensive selection of medical, nursing and allied health content presented through a clean and intuitive interface.

Through the OASIS search, selection and acquisition system, users enjoy access to one of the broadest curated print and ebook title databases in the industry. Plus, their workflows are simplified through powerful search, profiling, collection management and reporting tools. OASIS users connect to a range of ebook platforms – aggregator platforms such as Ebook Central, EBL, ebrary, MyiLibrary, EBSCO. A growing list of partner platforms includes UPSO, Wiley Online Library, Info-Sci, Taylor & Francis, CRCnetBase, De Gruyter and now R2 Digital Library.

“We are excited to continue the momentum in offering one more customer choice via the OASIS system,” said Audrey Marcus, Vice President, Product Management, ProQuest Books. “Since 2016, we have integrated with seven publisher platforms and with the addition of R2 Digital Library, we are providing our customers with more flexibility in curating their collections within their chosen workflow. Our goal is to make OASIS a gateway to order books from any platform or publisher.”

“This OASIS connection is an ideal way to help libraries discover titles essential to the modern health science library,” said Nicole Gallo, Executive Director Sales & Marketing, Rittenhouse Book Distributors. “Rittenhouse is committed to providing accessible, meaningful content for collections of all sizes and specialties.”

ProQuest has significantly enriched the OASIS platform to simplify workflows and support faster and better collection development. These include additions of publisher ebook platforms and value-add features such as a DDA MARC removal service, DDA add button, new title awards profile, collections support, WorldCat links and faster ebook order processing.

About Rittenhouse Book Distributors (Rittenhouse.com)

Founded in Philadelphia as a retail medical bookstore in 1946, Rittenhouse Book Distributors Inc. provides libraries, retailers and other businesses with print and electronic books in the fields of medicine, nursing and allied health. Rittenhouse connects its partners with the information, services and expertise critical to their success. The R2 Digital Library, Rittenhouse’s market-leading ebook platform, provides clients with access to thousands of essential and specialized titles in an intuitive interface optimized for use in health sciences. Rittenhouse Book Distributors, Inc. is a privately held firm headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.

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®, Alexander Street™, Bowker®, Dialog®, Ex Libris® and SIPX® businesses – and notable research tools such as the RefWorks® citation and reference management platform, the Pivot® research development tool and the Ebook Central®, ebrary®, EBL™ and MyiLibrary® ebook platforms. The company is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with offices around the world.