De Gruyter launches University Press Library

Designed to meet the business and academic needs of the university presses and the libraries.

The University Press Library is the result of a five-year pilot project led by De Gruyter, three prestigious university presses (Harvard, Columbia and Princeton) with collaboration from LYRASIS and ten academic libraries.

The pilot project sought to address the challenges of acquiring complete DRM-free frontlist e-book collections of university press content for both the press and the academic library. The data gathered from this successful pilot inspired the University Press Library, a sustainable model that meets the financial and academic needs of both university press partners and the library in a digital environment.

The collaboration and cooperation of presses, libraries, consortium and partners over these many years has been remarkable. We were committed to identifying a sustainable and predictable solution for all parties and the University Press Library is the outcome of these efforts. Coupled with our recently announced expansion in the US, we will not only better serve our partner presses but have the capacity to work with more institutions

Steve Fallon, Vice President Americas and Strategic Partnerships.

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