The University Press Library (UPL) is the culmination of a five-year pilot project that addresses the predictability and sustainability problem for university presses through a 100% complete, non-restrictive collection acquisitions business model for academic libraries. The UPL is a digital library of eBook collections from 16 prestigious university presses that are internationally recognized as some of the best presses in the world.
The UPL consists of the complete frontlist collection of coveted university press eBooks selectable by press and by copyright year, including recently digitized and enhanced backlists that provide users with multi/unlimited use. Accessibility and portability are maximized with our DRM-free eBooks. The UPL is an ownership model with a one-time purchase and perpetual rights.
The University Press Library was founded with the core mission of bridging gaps between key stakeholders in the academic community. True to this mission, we host, organize, and create a platform for engaging discussions with university presses, consortia, libraries, and service providers.
The UPL eCollections are now available on GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO, through the De Gruyter platform. This newly founded partnership celebrates the distribution of UPL eCollections in the US and Canada. With the addition of the De Gruyter University Press Library eCollections, GOBI Library Solutions customers will be able to acquire even more trusted content and benefit from GOBI’s integrated end-to-end workflow support, including duplication control across all formats and models, customized cataloging records, and one-stop customer service.
The uniqueness of the University Press Library model has warranted recognition from several popular news media, including Inside Higher Ed.
Fast, stable, secure! The new De Gruyter platform is 600% faster and 100% more secure, offering users seamless access to scholarly research. The redesign aims to give users immediate access to their content at the point of sale.
For more information regarding the University Press Library and to learn how it will complement your library, please contact our sales team.