OASIS (Online Acquisitions and Selection Information System) is ProQuest’s free web-based system for searching, selecting, and ordering print and electronic books for academic libraries. OASIS users not only enjoy access to the broadest title database in the industry but also benefit from powerful search tools that help locate titles quickly and efficiently. Via OASIS users have access to the top eBook platforms in the market- Ebook Central, EBL, MyiLibrary, ebrary & EBSCO ebooks. Our book distribution centers in the US and UK benefit from a partnership with INGRAM and from close relationships with publishers and other distributors to ensure efficient print order fulfillment to customers worldwide.
Product Features & Benefits
Multiple Acquisition Workflows - Approval Plans and Demand Driven: OASIS supports approval plans, slip plans, and demand driven acquisition workflows (for print, ebook, integrated P & E profiles) in addition to firm order and standing order functionality to allow libraries maximum flexibility in building their book collections. OASIS has several additional features that help collection development librarians optimize their collection features such as:
EDI, API and Other Ordering and Invoicing Options: ProQuest is committed to providing libraries with efficient and flexible workflows. Libraries can transmit orders direct through OASIS or via their library management system in conjunction with OASIS back-end technology. ProQuest supports the most current EDI standards and works with virtually all library management system suppliers to continuously improve the integration of our services with systems such as Innovative (Millennium and Sierra), ExLibris (Voyager, Aleph, and Alma), Heritage, Talis, SirsiDynix Symphony, Koha, Vubis. API ordering from OASIS to Alma, the industry’s leading cloud-based library management system from our sister company ExLibris, is also available
Comprehensive Deduplication Controls: OASIS offers multiple ways to manage title deduplication.
Extensive List Functionality: Users can create multiple lists to manage selection, ordering, as well as colleague and faculty recommendations. Users can even mark different titles in a list for different actions: order, list, recycle etc. and process the action in batch, saving time.
Title and Title Action functionality: OASIS provides a number of title actions such as list curation, shopping carts, batch processing set up to help manage the selection and ordering process. These actions can be used on individual titles or used to manage or process an entire list.
Insightful Reporting: OASIS has several types of reports to support acquisition and collection development:
Groups: This opt-in feature enables OASIS users to create networks of libraries in order to view actions taken on titles by those libraries.
OASIS Help Portal: Detailed feature descriptions and easy how-to directions provide training and allow users to maximize their use of OASIS technology.
Click on any link below for training materials on selector and ratifier workflows.