New e-book deals with Taylor & Francis and Oxford University Press
Through two new agreements, you now have access to over 35,000 e-books at Taylor & Francis and Oxford University Press via the University Library.
In November, UB negotiated a deal to access 2,500 e-books at Emerald. We have now started another two new Evidence Based Acquisition agreements with the publishers Taylor & Francis and Oxford. This is part of the library's strategic investment in more user-driven purchases.
Both agreements provide access for staff and students at UiO and employees at OUS. Both agreements start on 1 December 2021 and last for one year.
Taylor & Francis
We have access to all Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) books at Taylor & Francis that are published from and including 2019. We therefore have access to all new books within HSS that are made available on the Taylor & Francis platform during the agreement period.
With Oxford, we have over the past year had an agreement that has given us access to all the books on Oxford Scholarship Online in Science, Technology and Medicine (STM), and also all the books on Oxford Medicine Online. This agreement has now been expanded to give us access to all content on Oxford's Scholarship platform.
Where do I find the books
You can find the books on the following websites:
The books are also available in Oria of course.
What is an EBA agreement?
An Evidence Based Acquisition agreement is an agreement that provides access to a large package of e-books for an extended period of time. This way, the library can provide a larger selection of e-books than is possible with traditional purchases. At the same time, we retain access to a number of titles even after the agreement period is over. At that point the library gets an overview of the usage of the e-books and can select the ones we want to keep in our collection within a pre-agreed sum. We choose the titles we want to keep based on both usage throughout the period and other criteria, e.g. we prioritize syllabus literature.