UPSO partners with Stanford and Liverpool university presses

June 25th, 2013 · by spolanka · No Comments

Oxford’s UPSO continues to grow with the addition of two new university presses to its partner list – Stanford and Liverpool.  Read the full press release below:

“I am delighted that Stanford University Press is partnering with Oxford University Press to host our titles on the UPSO platform. We have spent much of the past two years considering options for collection-based sales platforms and it became clear that the team at OUP were offering us the perfect fit,” said Alan Harvey, Director, Stanford University Press.  “ I’ve been impressed by the simplicity and strength of the platform, as well as the flexibility it offers us as the use of ebook collections grows, and am certain that this will help to make our list available to the broadest possible audience.”

 

Niko Pfund, President of OUP, Inc., said, “In addition to Stanford University Press’s vibrant and varied publishing program, which distinguishes it as one of the most important presses in the country, two features of the press are especially noteworthy: its physical location in the geographical heart of contemporary American capitalism and its institutional location as a department of the Stanford University Library. As such, the press embodies the singular position of American university presses, engaged as they are in commerce in the service of ideas and the dissemination of high-quality scholarship.”

 

“Liverpool is a vibrant, dynamic university press that has grown significantly in recent years by meeting the needs of particular scholarly subject niches. Partnership with Oxford in Liverpool Scholarship Online offers a cutting-edge continuation of that service on a state-of-the-art platform, which will be welcomed by librarians, readers and researchers.” Anthony Cond, Director, Liverpool University Press

 

Niko Pfund, President of OUP, Inc., said, “At a time when the headlines would have you think that the publishing industry, and the university press world, is perched on the abyss, Liverpool University Press stands as a refreshing counterpoint to hyperbolic doom-saying.   Relying on a strategic focus on core strengths and an astute editorial eye, the press has steadily expanded in both size and influence over the last decade.  We’re very pleased to be working with such a smart and dynamic publishing house.”

 

Responding to increased demand for online scholarly content, UPSO streamlines the research journey by making disparately published monographs easily accessible, highly discoverable, and fully cross-searchable via one online platform.  Research that previously would have required users to jump between a variety of resources and disconnected websites can now be concentrated through a single search engine.

 

UPSO offers an individually-branded home for monographs from each participating university press just as it has done for Oxford Scholarship Online while allowing highly intuitive tools to deep search across all the content in the program. As such, UPSO will be the premier online research tool—for scholars, teachers, graduate and undergraduate students—and an essential resource for all academic libraries.

 

Notes to Editors:

You can visit Stanford Scholarship Online and Liverpool Scholarship Online via University Press Scholarship here.

University Press Scholarship Online (UPSO) brings together the best scholarly publishing from around the world. Aggregating monograph content from leading university presses, UPSO offers an unparalleled research tool, making disparately published scholarship easily accessible, highly discoverable, and fully cross-searchable via a single online platform. Research that previously would have required a user to jump between a variety of books and disconnected websites can now be concentrated through the UPSO search engine.

 

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