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01.23.2023 | Member News & Releases

OhioLINK and De Gruyter Reach Agreement for eBooks from 6 Prestigious University Presses

OhioLINK and De Gruyter are pleased to announce an agreement to provide OhioLINK’s 89 member libraries with newly published frontlist eBooks from University of California, Columbia, Harvard, Stanford, Toronto, and University of Pennsylvania Presses. Starting December 1, 2022, OhioLINK libraries have perpetual access to the 2023 complete frontlist eBook collections for these presses from De Gruyter’s University Press Library. The content will be accessible via the new award-winning De Gruyter digital platform with no simultaneous user limit.

“I have worked with OhioLINK over more than 20 years and owe much of what I have learned about libraries and scholarly publishing to mentors in OhioLINK. It is a high honor and responsibility for our publisher partners and De Gruyter to be selected by OhioLINK. We are also delighted to further expand the availability of our partners’ content and thereby help them to more fully achieve their mission. We look forward to engaging in this new partnership in 2023,” said Michael Zeoli, Director of the Publisher Partner Program at De Gruyter.

“OhioLINK is happy to work with De Gruyter to bring these useful library resources to our more than 800,000 faculty and students in Ohio,” said Amy Pawlowski, executive director of OhioLINK. “We are especially gratified that our De Gruyter agreement allows us to offer Ohio faculty more choices for no-cost-to-student teaching materials across a broad curriculum.”

De Gruyter’s University Press Library is a subset of De Gruyter’s Partner Press Program. De Gruyter hosts the complete book output of some of the world’s leading publishers, from well-known Ivy League presses to renowned scholarly presses around the world such as Multilingual Matters/Channel View Publications, Iberoamericana Vervuert, Gorgias Press, and Academic Studies Press.

De Gruyter publishes first-class scholarship and has done so for more than 270 years. An international, independent publisher headquartered in Berlin — and with further offices in Boston, Beijing, Basel, Vienna, Warsaw and Munich — it publishes over 1,500 new book titles each year and more than 900 journals in the humanities, social sciences, medicine, mathematics, engineering, computer sciences, natural sciences and law. The publishing house also offers a wide range of digital media, including open access journals and books. The group includes the imprints De Gruyter Akademie Forschung, Birkhäuser, De Gruyter Mouton, De Gruyter Oldenbourg, De Gruyter Saur, Düsseldorf University Press, Deutscher Kunstverlag (DKV) and Jovis Verlag, as well as the publishing services provider Sciendo. For more information, visit: www.degruyter.com

OhioLINK: Established in 1992, the Ohio Library and Information Network (OhioLINK) is Ohio’s statewide academic library consortium, serving 88 institutions plus the State Library of Ohio. Delivering both IT infrastructure and content negotiation, OhioLINK provides students, researchers, faculty, and staff with access to valuable digital research collections at a fraction of the cost if those collections were purchased by individual institutions. OhioLINK also connects library services, print and digital collections among its member institutions and manages collaborative services aimed at reducing students’ cost of higher education in Ohio, including eTutoring and Affordable Learning. A member of the Ohio Technology Consortium of the Ohio Department of Higher Education, OhioLINK creates a competitive advantage for its member institutions and supports student and researcher success across Ohio. Learn more at www.ohiolink.edu.


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