Welcome to the ASCUS information website

Academic Serials in Communication - Unified System (ASCUS, pronounced "ask us") is an innovative, not-for-profit, full text database of academic publications serving the academic communication field. ASCUS heralds a new relationship between academics, societies, and publishers in which content is widely distributed at low cost.

ASCUS will provide cost-effective access to the principal literature of the communication field using a business model designed to balance:

A not-for-profit, society-governed enterprise, ASCUS has been formed in collaboration with SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition), the University at Albany (SUNY), and the Communication Institute for Online Scholarship (CIOS).

Founding societies in the ASCUS partnership now include the

For further information, please contact Dr. Barry Eisenberg, Executive Director, at BarEisen@aol.com.


ASCUS AND AMIGOS LIBRARY SERVICES

ASCUS is happy to announce that Amigos Library Services has been engaged as our marketing and sales agent in the United States and Canada for ASCUS’ new electronic journals package. Amigos Library Services is a non-profit organization and a leader in library resource-sharing networks.


ASCUS AND UMICH SCHOLARLY PUBLISHING OFFICE

ASCUS is pleased to announce that it has formed a relationship with the Scholarly Publishing Office of the University of Michigan. The Scholarly Publishing Office will serve as the technology host for ASCUS' collection.