OASIS is an online ordering platform used by academic librarians responsible for selecting and acquiring content for use by patrons. OASIS streamlines workflows by resolving common pain points for all academic libraries. Subject specialists use OASIS to search and select from a vast database of print and electronic books and streaming video in one system. Acquisition librarians use OASIS to review the alternate formats, licensing and platform options before placing orders. Through EDI and APIs, information in OASIS can flow electronically into the Ex Libris Higher-Ed cloud platform and other systems.
In addition, ProQuest provides several services to ease a librarian’s workload:
Access to the broadest print and ebook title database in the industry, with powerful search tools that make OASIS easy to search.
OASIS supports multiple ordering and selection workflows for both print and ebooks, including approval plans, firm orders, standing orders, demand driven acquisition, EDI ordering and MARC ordering.
OASIS fits seamlessly into workflows through customizable fields for local data, free MARC downloads and convenient collection management tools like duplication control.
Functionality in OASIS is supported by metadata from one of the most comprehensive bibliographic and cataloging knowledge bases in the industry.
Experience faster insertion of order data into Alma, streamlined book workflows, improved staff productivity and ensured data accuracy. The Alma-OASIS Ordering API is provided to libraries at no additional cost.
ProQuest is committed to growing Publisher Direct in 2020 through additional monograph and streaming video publishers, improvements in the workflow and expanded ebook commercial models including Evidence Based Acquisition (EBA).
Current list of publishers available for OASIS & Rialto: