Glad to see this news from Oxford University Press about a new title by title purchasing model for OSO. New titles will also be released more frequently, another great bonus. Here’s the official press release:
Oxford University Press is pleased to announce two significant enhancements to Oxford Scholarship Online. Effective immediately, all books can now be purchased individually, on a title by title basis, by institutions worldwide. Secondly, vastly improving the speed to market of the digital version, we are now releasing new titles on the platform 10 months a year, up from 3 times a year.
This new purchase model allows increased flexibility for gaining access to Oxford’s scholarly monographs and enables libraries and institutions to build their own customizable collections. Customers will now be able to purchase individual titles from the complete database of over 10,000 OUP academic titles spanning 20 different subject areas, covering the humanities, social sciences, medicine, and law. This title-by-title purchasing model nicely compliments the very successful collection model which offers unlimited access, and purchased by over 1,000 libraries around the globe. In response to the differing needs for specific titles, and to give the most flexibility our customers require, the individual books may be purchased at single, three, or unlimited user access models.
Oxford Scholarship Online is also publishing titles more regularly – now 10 times a year – allowing users access to Oxford’s online scholarly publishing quicker than ever before. This will bring the print and online publication dates in much closer alignment, which will also allow for better integration with approval plans.
Rebecca Seger, Director of Institutional Sales for OUP, says “These two enhancements are significant milestones in the evolution of Oxford Scholarship Online. Librarians have voiced their very clear desire to have both developments, which help streamline their acquisitions process – and we have listened. Our goal is to make it simple to order and manage Oxford Scholarship Online purchases, and this should be a vast improvement for our customers.”
For further information, please contact your OUP Library Sales Representative, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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