16 November 2021 News Releases, Academic, Community College, Librarian, Faculty

Manchester University Press Ebooks Now Available in the Rialto™ and OASIS® Marketplaces

Through ProQuest, librarians can acquire more than 2,000 humanities and social sciences titles from renowned university publisher

CAMBRIDGE, UNITED KINGDOM, November 16, 2021 – Librarians can now use the ProQuest Rialto and OASIS digital marketplaces to directly acquire thousands of ebook titles published by Manchester University Press.

Founded in 1904, Manchester University Press is an integral part of the UK’s prestigious University of Manchester. The publisher is known globally for high-quality publications in the humanities and social sciences, featuring both well-known authors and up-and-coming scholars from around the world.

Manchester University Press’s recently published award-winning ebook titles include Women art workers and the Arts and Crafts movement (winner of the 2021 Women’s History Network Book Prize 2021), Britain’s ‘brown babies’ (winner of the 2021 Social History Society Book Prize), Deporting Black Britons (winner of the 2021 BSA Philip Abrams Memorial Prize) and Bordering Britain (winner of the 2021 SLSA Theory & History prize).

“We are delighted to be partnering with ProQuest to give our library customers the option to order our digital books via their preferred platform,” said Shelly Turner, Head of Sales at Manchester University Press. “This partnership will enable our customers to experience a seamless workflow – from selection to acquisition – of Manchester University Press digital books delivered via our platform, manchesterhive, providing access to more than 2,000 books across the humanities and social sciences.”

“Expanding the titles and publishers available through Rialto and OASIS is a priority for ProQuest,” said Audrey Marcus, Vice President, Product Management at ProQuest. “With dramatic growth in the use of ebooks in higher education, libraries need the broadest choice of platforms possible. We are pleased to now offer Manchester University Press to our libraries for title-by-title purchase through our digital marketplaces.”

Manchester University Press joins 19 other publisher and aggregator platform options available for acquisition on the Rialto next-generation marketplace (built to unify and streamline selection and acquisition workflows for academic libraries) and the ProQuest OASIS online ordering platform (used by librarians to select and acquire academic content). 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.

About Manchester University Press (https://manchesteruniversitypress.co.uk/)

Manchester University Press is situated in the heart of one of the most vibrant universities and cities in the UK. Founded in 1903, publishing our first books in 1904, our distinctive brand is known globally for excellent research in the humanities and social sciences from leading names and up-and-coming scholars from around the world. We currently publish over 200 books each year, as well as five journals.

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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