JSTOR and ProQuest extend partnership to offer libraries new options for ebook acquisition

JSTOR’s Demand-Driven Acquisition (DDA) program is now available through ProQuest Rialto and ProQuest OASIS, providing a new option for academic libraries to participate in JSTOR’s ebook program while managing acquisitions through their preferred workflows.

Audrey Marcus, Senior Vice President, ProQuest Books at Clarivate, commented, “The ability to manage a JSTOR DDA program in Rialto and OASIS enables libraries to have more choice in their ebook acquisitions. Adding JSTOR DDA to our marketplaces continues our mission of delivering flexible workflow solutions for librarians.”

JSTOR’s Demand-Driven Acquisition program offers more than 115,000 ebooks from 300+ scholarly publishers; all titles are available in a DRM-free access model with unlimited simultaneous use. Ebook chapters are integrated with journal articles, primary sources, and images on JSTOR’s platform, making it easy for researchers to cross-search all types of content. With a generous DDA trigger of seven item requests, and tiered savings available, the program ensures a strong value for libraries.

Rebecca Seger, JSTOR’s Vice President of Institutional Participation and Strategic Partnerships, said, “We are delighted to expand our partnership with ProQuest to include DDA. Librarians who use OASIS or Rialto now have an easy, streamlined way to manage JSTOR’s DDA program within their existing workflows, providing time-saving efficiencies.”

Rialto and OASIS offer flexible workflows and powerful profile management tools that enable libraries to manage DDA as part of their books collection across multiple platforms and content types. Library participants can add titles to DDA manually or through an automated system, view DDA pools across ebook platforms within one workflow, and view real-time DDA indicators that allow all library staff to have a shared awareness of DDA activity. Convenient integrations with leading ILS/LMS systems reduce manual work and provide the information needed to make data-driven profiling decisions. 

The wide release of this service follows a pilot period with librarians who provided valuable feedback on the implementation. We are grateful for their input on workflows and processes to create an outstanding experience for all of our library participants.

About JSTOR (about.jstor.org)

JSTOR provides access to journal articles, ebooks, images, and primary sources across 85 academic disciplines through a powerful research and teaching platform. As a not-for-profit organization, we partner with libraries, museums, and publishers to reduce costs, extend access, and preserve scholarship for the future. JSTOR is part of ITHAKA, an organization dedicated to improving access to knowledge and education for people around the world.