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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:

  • Shelf-Ready Services send print books to the library with protective covers, identification markers and theft prevention devices applied so titles are ready for circulation.
  • Collection & Workflow Consultants work collaboratively with librarians to build book profiles and programs to meet your book collection goals and budgets.
  • Various levels of cataloging to suit a library’s specific needs, including WorldCat Collection Manager, and customized MARCs.

Broadest Title Database in the Industry

Access to the broadest print and ebook title database in the industry, with powerful search tools that make OASIS easy to search.

Flexible Ordering Workflows

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.

Convenient Integration into a Library's Existing Workflow

OASIS fits seamlessly into workflows through customizable fields for local data, free MARC downloads and convenient collection management tools like duplication control.

Comprehensive Title Metadata Foundation

Functionality in OASIS is supported by metadata from one of the most comprehensive bibliographic and cataloging knowledge bases in the industry.


Alma – OASIS Ordering API Integration

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.

With ProQuest Publisher Direct, libraries can order ebooks and streaming video on their preferred publisher platforms directly through OASIS and Rialto. Publisher Direct provides convenient access to the most popular academic publishers as well as specialty publishers. Librarians can access a variety of publishers through one ordering system, either Rialto or OASIS, saving valuable time and avoiding duplicate titles.

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:

  • Alexander Street
  • Bloomsbury Collections
  • Brill
  • Cambridge Core
  • De Gruyter
  • Ebook Central
  • EBSCO eBook
  • Elsevier ScienceDirect
  • IGI Global
  • Karger
  • Oxford University Press (UPSO)
  • Project MUSE
  • Rittenhouse R2 Digital Library (platform fee applies)
  • SAGE Knowledge (platform fee applies
  • Taylor & Francis
  • Wiley Online Library
  • World Scientific

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