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Access-to-Own (ATO) empowers libraries to offer the diverse frontlist (and backlist) content their users seek, while paying only for the titles that are used in order to maintain control of their budgets. Because ATO applies spending on loans toward perpetual purchases, libraries are able to grow their owned ebook collections rather than just spending funds on access.

ATO is the latest in a series of flexible ebook acquisition models available on Ebook Central and can be run as part of DDA programs as well as in combination with subscription or perpetual access models. By offering multiple acquisition options that can be used on their own or in combination, ProQuest can help to meet each library’s specific needs and budget in order to make ebook acquisition both flexible and affordable.

Built in collaboration with libraries and publishers around the world, ATO supports libraries and publishers in building a sustainable ebook landscape. To date, over 335 publishers and university presses have signed on including:

  • Berrett-Kohler Publishers
  • Cambridge University Press
  • Duke University Press
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
  • Felix Meiner Verlag
  • Harvard University Press
  • John Wiley & Sons
  • Oxford University Press
  • SAGE Publications (US, UK, & India)
  • Springer Publishing Company
  • Taylor & Francis Group, which includes Routledge, CRC Press and Ashgate
  • University of California Press
  • University of Chicago Press
  • Vittorio Klosterman Verlag
  • Walter de Gruyter
  • World Bank Publications

Please download the Access-to-Own product information sheet to learn more or click here to view a complete list of participating publishers.

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