Category Archives: University Press

EBSCO’s EDS to index OUP’s UPSO and DNB resources

Discovery tools are continuing to grow by adding unique resources from publishers.  EBSCO is announcing an extended partnership with Oxford University Press to add University Press Scholarship Online and the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography to the EDS.

IPSWICH, Mass. — March 5, 2013 EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) and Oxford University Press (OUP) have extended their partnership enabling two additional authoritative resources from OUP, University Press Scholarship Online and Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, to be searchable within EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS). Oxford University Press is the world’s largest university press offering content in more than 40 languages for audiences from pre-school to secondary level schoolchildren; students to academics; general readers to researchers; individuals to institutions. Continue reading

Yale University Press to partner with Oxford’s UPSO

Oxford has another publishing partner for University Press Scholarship Online. Yale University Press will launch Yale Scholarship Online.  More from the OUP Press Release:

NEW YORK, February 26, 2013—Yale University Press is pleased to announce it will partner with Oxford University Press to launch Yale 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.

“Yale is very pleased to partner with Oxford, joining their breadth and depth of titles within an innovative digital resource,” said John Donatich, director of Yale University Press.  “We look forward to serving our community of libraries, scholars and readers together.”

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Duke University Press eBooks to move to HighWire

January 17, 2013 – – Duke University Press and HighWire Press are pleased to announce a major expansion of their partnership to include the e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection. Beginning with the 2014 collection, e-Duke Books, an annual collection of at least 100 new electronic books published by Duke University Press as well as more than 1,500 backlist titles, will move to HighWire’s Open Platform and the newly developed Folio e-book solution.

With the launch of the e-Duke Books Scholarly Collection on HighWire, Duke University Press’s readers and library subscribers will benefit from HighWire’s long record of innovation and reliability. The integrated platform will connect users with content more effectively by incorporating searching across all of Duke’s publications—not only e-books but their highly ranked journals as well. Continue reading

MIT Press to partner with OUP in University Press Scholarship Online

University Press eBook collections have soared these last few years.   Last January I wrote my eBook Buzz column in ONLINE about the rise of University Presses – University Presses and Ebooks:  A New Horizon.  I’m happy to see they are growing.  In the press release below, Oxford announces a new partnership with MIT Press.

NEW YORK, January 15, 2013–The MIT Press announced it will partner with Oxford University Press to launch MIT Press 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.

“I am pleased that the MIT Press is partnering with Oxford Scholarship Online to host our titles on the UPSO platform.  As early adopters of the Mark Logic server and an XML-first workflow, we appreciate that UPSO uses these same tools to optimize discoverability,” said Ellen Faran, director of The MIT Press.  “We are convinced that features such as chapter-level tagging and chapter abstracts will encourage the use of our monographic content.” Continue reading

Harvard University Press and Bohlau Publishers to offer PDA model via De Gruyter

Below is a bit of detail on two publishers that will work with De Gruyter’s new PDA model.  If you haven’t read about the new PDA model from De Gruyter, take a look at the white paper.

Press release from De Gruyter:  Berlin, 28 November 2012 – The idea behind Patron Driven Acquisition (PDA) is simple:  to offer users access to all digital content, but only charge for actual use. Beginning in 2013, two of De Gruyter’s publishing partners – Harvard University Press, and Böhlau Publishers – will offer their content globally through De Gruyter Online as part of the PDA distribution model. By participating in PDA distribution, these publishing houses will be able to provide customers with access to a greatly expanded range of academic content. The partnerships will particularly enlarge the range of publications available in the field of history. Continue reading

Oxford Reference: A new look of reference

Oxford University Press (OUP) launched a new reference platform this past September that combines the content of two existing OUP resources (available as separate entities until December 12th, 2012): Oxford Reference Online (ORO) and Oxford Digital Reference Shelf (ORDS). This launch of a new product simply called Oxford Reference coincides with OUP’s 80th anniversary of the first publication of The Oxford Companion to English Literature, prompting OUP to celebrate eight decades of subject reference publishing on its web site.

Taking a closer look at its features and overall presentation of content (and the very name of the product), OUP’s new reference platform speaks volumes about the publisher’s perception of what reference publishing needs to be and where it needs to go from here. Continue reading

Open Access eBooks Part Five – Knowledge Unlatched

To honor open access week, I’ll be highlighting a different open access eBook platform each day. The purpose is to create awareness of various open access ebook collections. If you have collections to suggest, please let me know.

Today’s post is about Knowledge Unlatched.

Knowledge Unlatched is not yet an eBook collection, but an initiative to bring open access eBooks to fruition though the collaborative efforts of authors, publishers, and libraries.  It is an idea from Dr. Frances Pinter, Executive Director of Knowledge Unlatched.  I first heard about this initiative two years ago at the O’Reilly Tools of Change conference.  I spoke to Frances later and our recorded interview is available on the NSR interviews page. The initiative has grown since then and a three-year pilot project will begin in 2013.

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Open Access eBooks: Part Three – DOAB

To honor open access week, I’ll be highlighting a different open access eBook platform each day.  The purpose is to create awareness of various open access ebook collections.   If you have collections to suggest, please let me know.

The Directory of Open Access Books – The DOAB – is a service of the OAPEN Foundation.  As of Monday evening, they provided the metadata for 1217 peer reviewed, academic, open access ebooks from 33 publishers.  I featured the OAPEN on Monday in my open access post.  The difference between these two services is that the DOAB contains only the metadata.  The full-text must be downloaded from various publisher sites (links are provided).  The OAPEN on the other hand, provides the metadata and full-text of the titles.

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Open Access eBooks: Part One, the OAPEN

To honor open access week, I’ll be highlighting a different open access eBook platform each day.  The purpose is to create awareness of various open access ebook collections.   If you have collections to suggest, please let me know.

 

The OAPEN
OAPEN (Open Access Publishing in European Networks) is a collaborative initiative to develop and implement a sustainable Open Access publication model for academic books in the Humanities and Social Sciences. The OAPEN Library aims to improve the visibility and usability of high quality academic research by aggregating peer reviewed Open Access publications from across Europe.

Titles are available in English, German, French, Italian, Latin, and other languages.  The peer reviewed titles are submitted by a variety of publishers, including Taylor & Francis, Palgrave, Brill, Berg and a long list of university presses, including Hong Kong, Manchester, Firenze, Amsterdam, and Universitätsverlag Göttingen.   According to the OAPEN September newsletter, they had over 400,000 downloads in the past 12 months. Continue reading