ANN ARBOR, MI, July 24, 2018 – There's a new way for academic libraries to curate their ebook collections in critical subjects like physical sciences, engineering, and life sciences. 26,000 ebook titles on Elsevier's ScienceDirect platform are now available through OASIS, ProQuest's free web-based system for searching, selecting and ordering print and electronic books – giving ProQuest customers an additional way to acquire this sought-after content.
ScienceDirect is Elsevier's leading platform of peer-reviewed scholarly literature. It joins a growing list of publisher and partner ebook platforms also available through OASIS – aggregator platforms like ProQuest Ebook Central, R2 Digital Library and EBSCO*, and publisher platforms such as Cambridge Core, University Press Scholarship Online (Oxford), Wiley Online Library, Info-Sci (IGI Global), Taylor & Francis Ebooks, and World Scientific, De Gruyter and Karger. With the addition of publisher platforms, OASIS helps libraries simplify their acquisition workflows and offers them more choices for acquiring books.
"ScienceDirect is used by researchers to make new discoveries that advance science, health and medicine to create a better world," said Sumita Singh, Elsevier Managing Director, Reference Solutions. "We're pleased to work with ProQuest and increase the availability of this important content in institutions around the globe."
"ProQuest is committed to providing academic libraries more options for acquiring ebooks, and collaborating with ScienceDirect is a major step in that direction," said Audrey Marcus, Vice President, Product Management at ProQuest. "Through the OASIS 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 collection management tools working with many acquisition models including demand-driven acquisition (DDA) and access-to-own (ATO) – and tight integrations with library management systems such as the Alma system from Ex Libris."
*In select regions.
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