EBSCO Information Services Joins OASPA

~ EBSCO Becomes Member of Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — October 1, 2013 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has joined the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA), which represents the interests of Open Access (OA) journals publishers globally in all scientific, technical, and scholarly disciplines through an exchange of information, setting of industry standards, advancing business and publishing models, advocating for gold OA journals publishing, education and the promotion of innovation.

As the leading provider of resources for libraries, including cutting-edge technology and access to journals, e-journals, e-packages, e-books, archives and databases, EBSCO’s membership in OASPA is a natural step in its dedication to the global research communities. EBSCO is the only database aggregator that is also an agent and shares publishers' interests in bringing operational and financial efficiencies to the open access publishing model.

For more than 60 years, EBSCO has worked closely with both libraries and publishers. As a natural intermediary between these two groups, EBSCO shares the interest of both the libraries that it serves and the publishers with whom they work. 

EBSCO Vice President of Content Licensing and Strategic Partnerships Mike Wallis says “Becoming a member of OASPA gives EBSCO the opportunity to work even more closely with the OASPA community. We strive to be the most trusted intermediary partner and are devoted to providing value added services and economies of scale to our partners in the scholarly communication arena.”

About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading provider of resources for libraries including EBSCONET®, EBSCO’s total e-resource management system, and EBSCOhost®, the world's premier for-fee online research service, including full-text databases, subject indexes, point-of-care medical reference, historical digital archives and e-books. EBSCO provides more than 375 research databases and nearly 450,000 e-books plus subscription management services for more than 360,000 unique titles including more than 57,000 online titles. Through a library of tens of thousands of full-text journals and magazines from renowned publishers, EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers (Academic, Medical, K-12, Public Library, Corporate, Government, etc.). EBSCO is also the provider of EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS), which provides each institution with a fast, single search box for its entire collection, offering deeper indexing and more full-text searching of journals and magazines than any other discovery service. For more information, visit the EBSCO Web site at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.


For more information, please contact:

Kathleen McEvoy
Vice President of Communications
(800) 653-2726 ext. 2594

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