From Oxford U. Press:
Oxford University Press (OUP) announced it is working with institutions affiliated with the Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA) to deliver scholarly content via Oxford Scholarship Online (OSO) to students, faculty, and patrons.
The agreement, which marks the first OSO/UPSO (University Press Scholarship Online) collaboration between VIVA and OUP, provides “all-in public institutions” with perpetual access for all 20 OSO subjects and any new titles to be published between February 2015 and January 2016.
VIVA includes 39 public members (four year universities and community colleges) and six public, educational, and research institutions.
“Despite a year of serious budget cuts, we are delighted to be able to provide the Oxford Scholarship Online frontlist of e-books for 2015 to all 39 of our VIVA public colleges and universities through a cooperative cost-sharing arrangement. In addition, 3 of our nonprofit independent colleges and universities are participating with local funds,” said Kathy Perry, VIVA Director.
YBP Library Services will provide the collection management, duplication control, and invoicing services for the eBooks.