ProQuest Acquires SIPX

Apr 09, 2015

ProQuest, through its affiliate Bowker, has acquired Palo Alto-basedSIPX, creator of a digital course materials solution that addresses a variety of copyright and costs concerns for universities. SIPX eliminates duplicate spending on course packs (collections of assigned readings) by connecting students to materials already purchased and available to them through their university library.  

Developed from Stanford University research, SIPX became an independent business in 2012. Educators, librarians and support staff at schools - including the University of Illinois, the University of Notre Dame, Stanford University, the University of Texas-Austin, and others - use SIPX to set up course readings and immediately benefit from the system's automatic check for works that are available at no cost to students via library subscriptions or open sources. By leveraging SIPX to eliminate redundant spending and reduce materials costs, students have experienced an average of 20-35% in savings to date.