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New York, NY 4/24/2023 — Oxford University Press (OUP) and the Partnership for Academic Library Collaboration & Innovation (PALCI) announced a new agreement.  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 now provide all current PALCI libraries with ownership of titles to be published through to the end of 2025. Subsequently, this agreement 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.”

About Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. OUP is the world’s largest university press with the widest global presence. It currently publishes more than 6,000 new publications a year, has offices in fifty countries, and employs more than 5,400 people worldwide. It has become familiar to millions through a diverse publishing program that includes scholarly works in all academic disciplines, bibles, music, school and college textbooks, children’s books, materials for teaching English as a foreign language, business books, dictionaries and reference books, and academic journals.

General Press Enquiries – groupcommunications@oup.com


About Partnership for Academic Library Collaboration & Innovation (PALCI)

The PALCI organization was originally founded as the ‘Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium, Inc.,” and was formed in 1996 as a grassroots federation of 35 academic libraries in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Today, PALCI is known as Partnership for Academic Library Collaboration & Innovation, with their membership consisting of 72 academic and research libraries, in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, and New York. Their partner institutions vary widely in size and mission. Libraries in PALCI have holdings in excess of 144 million and a combined FTE of more than 500,000 students.

General PALCI Enquiries – support@palci.org