Oxford Scholarship Online Expands Reach through ebrary

Oxford Scholarship Online (OSO) is making its digital collection of 3,000 Oxford titles available through ebrary, a California-based company that offers an online content management platform for libraries and publishers. OSO is a subscription service providing digital versions of books published through Oxford University Press, the publishing arm of the University of Oxford.

The ebrary platform integrates online resources and tools for conducting research. Libraries will be able to purchase individual e-books in the OSO collection directly through ebrary or through its global distribution partners including Blackwell and YBP. This agreement extends a previous partnership Oxford and ebrary already had in place.

The OSO catalog includes scholarly titles in a number of areas. ebrary said it sells 60,700 titles.

"Not only will we provide libraries with the ability to acquire the authoritative content they need on the platform of their choice, we will be able to more efficiently distribute all of our titles to ebrary's expanding global customer base," said Evan Schnittman, VP of business development at Oxford University Press.

ebrary customers purchase or subscribe to e-books and other content under a variety of pricing and access models and may license the ebrary platform to distribute, sell and market their own content online.

About the Author

Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal and Campus Technology. She can be reached at dian@dischaffhauser.com or on Twitter @schaffhauser.

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