The Partnership for Academic Library Collaboration & Innovation signs significant agreement with Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press (OUP) has today announced a new agreement with the Partnership for Academic Library Collaboration & Innovation (PALCI). Under the agreement, more than 500,000 users at PALCI’s member institutions will benefit from increased access to OUP’s high-quality scholarly content via Oxford Scholarship Online (OSO).

The agreement between Oxford University Press and PALCI extends a former contract made in 2019 that included over 21,000 OSO titles published to date. The continuation of this consortial purchasing arrangement will provide all current PALCI libraries with ownership of titles to be published through to the end of 2025. Subsequently, it will broaden access to Oxford’s scholarly monograph content for researchers, students, and associates at PALCI’s 72 academic and research libraries across Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, and New York.

Speaking about the agreement, Chris Holmes, Director of Institutional Sales, Americas at OUP, said: “We are delighted to be able to continue with our purchasing agreement for PALCI member libraries. This new three-year deal will make thousands of scholarly titles available to hundreds of thousands of users sustainably, and furthers our mission to create world-class academic resources and make them available as widely as possible.”

Alison Bradley, Director of Strategic Initiatives at PALCI, said: “PALCI was founded to allow our libraries to share resources with each other, and our ongoing collaboration with OUP is a perfect example of how our mission has evolved with the changing market for academic publishing.”