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ProQuest continues to offer additional choices to meet libraries’ ebook needs

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, October 27, 2016 – ProQuest has joined forces with yet another major publisher group – World Scientific – to provide libraries with even more choices for purchasing ebooks though the OASIS® system. This collaboration is the latest in a series between ProQuest and a number of sought-after publishers.

The OASIS system provides end-to-end acquisition workflow support to the market’s largest selection of ebooks. More than 1.7 million titles are available via the Ebook Central®, EBL™, ebrary®, MyiLibrary®, EBSCO®, Wiley®, IGI Global™ and Oxford University Press® publisher platforms – and now the World Scientific™ ebook platform.

With the addition of the World Scientific platform, customers may choose from more than 6,000 titles from the largest international scientific publisher in the Asia-Pacific region. “Providing customers with the power to purchase ebooks from any platform or publisher is our priority,” said Kevin Sayar, Senior Vice President and General Manager, ProQuest Books. “Through partnerships like this with World Scientific, we are able to offer more and more options for libraries to acquire ebooks according to their needs and preferences.”

“World Scientific is committed to publishing high-quality academic content for researchers, students and faculty in STM,” said Max Phua, Managing Director of World Scientific. “Through this collaboration with our new channel partner, OASIS, we are furthering this commitment, to widen the options available for libraries so that they may more efficiently discover and source for our titles.”

About World Scientific (http://www.worldscientific.com)

World Scientific Publishing Company employs more than 200 staff at its headquarters in Singapore and 450 globally. It has offices in New Jersey, London, Geneva, Hong Kong, Taipei, Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin and Chennai. In about 3 decades, it has established itself as one of the leading scientific publishers in the world, and the largest international scientific publisher in the Asia-Pacific region. World Scientific publishes about 600 new titles a year and 130 journals in various fields. Many of its books are recommended texts adopted by renowned institutions such as Harvard University, California Institute of Technology, Stanford University and Princeton University.

About ProQuest (http://www.proquest.com)

ProQuest connects people with vetted, reliable information. Key to serious research, the company’s products are a gateway to the world’s knowledge including dissertations, governmental and cultural archives, news, historical collections and ebooks. ProQuest technologies serve users across the critical points in research, helping them discover, access, share, create and manage information.

The company’s cloud-based technologies offer flexible solutions for librarians, students and researchers through the ProQuest®, Bowker®, Coutts® information services, Dialog®, ebrary®, EBL™, and SIPX® businesses – and notable research tools such as the Summon® discovery service, the RefWorks® citation and reference management platform, MyiLibrary® ebook platform, the Pivot® research development tool and Intota™. The company is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with offices around the world.

27 October 2016


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