ProQuest and EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) have extended their existing ebook partnership, which will continue to enable librarians to acquire ProQuest ebook titles through EBSCO’s GOBI® Library Solutions platform, as well as EBSCO ebook titles through ProQuest’s OASIS platform and – in the future – the ProQuest Rialto™ marketplace, currently under development.
This relationship was originally announced in 2015 after EBSCO acquired YBP Library Solutions and its GOBI platform, and ProQuest acquired Coutts and its MyiLibrary and OASIS platforms. The partnership has now been extended for an additional four years. There will be no changes to customer contracts or account contacts. The agreement allows librarians to continue to purchase titles from the vendor of their choice within their preferred ordering platforms.
“ProQuest is committed to unbiased access to information,” said Rich Belanger, Senior Vice President and General Manager, ProQuest Books. “We’re pleased to renew our relationship with EBSCO and GOBI Library Solutions, supporting our library customers’ workflows and giving them choice.”
“We believe librarians should be able to order their books and ebooks from their preferred book vendors using the workflows that best meet their collection development strategies,” said Darby Kopp, GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO's Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “We aim to serve the needs of our customers by offering the widest choice of resources available in an open environment.”