NEW YORK, February 5, 2014—Oxford University Press is pleased to announce it will partner with the University of North Carolina Press to launch North Carolina Scholarship Online on OUP’s University Press Scholarship Online (UPSO) platform to take advantage of a fully enabled XML environment with cutting-edge search and discovery functionality.
“The University of North Carolina Press is honored and excited to be a part of the University Press Scholarship Online platform,” said John Sherer, Director of The University of North Carolina Press. “Part of our 10-decade long tradition has been to disseminate the work of our authors as broadly as possible and this new partnership will achieve that in a dynamic new way.”
Responding to increased demand for online scholarly content, UPSO streamlines the research process 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 books and disconnected websites can now be concentrated through a single search engine.
UPSO’s mission is to create 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.
Benefits of UPSO for academics, libraries, and partner presses:
- Provides the highest quality scholarly content across 28 subject areas
- Includes a vast and growing number of titles (14,000+ to date), all with abstracts and keywords at both the book and chapter level for each title
- All UPSO content is available in XML, which provides deep tagging and better search results. Content can also be saved and downloaded to PDF
- Content is fully cross-referenced and cross-searchable, with clickable citations from bibliographies and footnotes, including OpenURL and DOI-linking support
- Allows users to streamline research through a single online platform
- Can be easily integrated into library systems and updated frequently with new content
- Offers full customer support services as well as flexibility and choice in purchasing models
- Fully mobile optimized for use on smartphones and tablets
- Increases discoverability and usage of university press scholarly materials
“The University of North Carolina Press is an exemplar of scholarly publishing, a perfect representative of the best American university presses have to offer,” said Niko Pfund, President of Oxford University Press USA. “UPSO’s holdings will be much enhanced by UNC’s top-quality scholarship, defined as it is by rigorous peer review and attentive editing.”
For more information about UPSO, partner presses, platform functionality, and discoverability features, please contact:
Jessica Wall Gina Mahalek
Associate Account Manager, Publisher Services Director of Publicity
Oxford University Press USA The North Carolina University Press
The University of North Carolina Press is the oldest university press in the South and one of the oldest in the country. Founded in 1922, the Press is the creation of that same distinguished group of educators and civic leaders who were instrumental in transforming the University of North Carolina from a struggling college with a few associated professional schools into a major university. The purpose of the Press, as stated in its charter, is “to promote generally, by publishing deserving works, the advancement of the arts and sciences and the development of literature.” The Press achieved this goal early on, and the excellence of its publishing program has been recognized for more than nine decades by scholars throughout the world.
UNC Press is also the proud publisher for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture in Williamsburg, Virginia. More information can be found about the Omohundro Institute and its books at http://oieahc.wm.edu.
Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. OUP is the world’s largest university press with the widest global presence. It currently publishes more than 6,000 new publications a year, has offices in around fifty countries, and employs more than 5,500 people worldwide. It has become familiar to millions through a diverse publishing program that includes scholarly works in all academic disciplines, bibles, music, textbooks, business books, dictionaries and reference works, and academic journals.