Oxford University Press Creates Online Platform for University Press Content

January 12th, 2011 · Comments Off

From an OUP Press Release I received via email:  January 11, 2011 – Oxford University Press is pleased to announce the creation of a groundbreaking online platform for university press monograph content. Having redeveloped the award-winning Oxford Scholarship Online platform, OUP is launching University Press Scholarship Online (UPSO) and inviting the University Press community to […]

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Charleston Conference – Mobile Reference Apps

November 4th, 2010 · Comments Off

Casper Grathwohl from Oxford University Press and Kassidy Lackey from Handmark spoke about mobile applications for reference tools.  Casper provided examples of several vendor-based apps like Gale’s AccessMyLibrary, university library mobile apps, and some apps designed for OUP.  OUP has 85 apps, which cover a variety of reference subjects.  These are marketed mostly to the […]

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Reference Works From Idea to Reality – ALA Session Summary

July 1st, 2010 · Comments Off

This post was reprinted in full from the Points of Reference blog at Booklistonline.com. Each year at the ALA Annual Conference, Booklist’s Reference Books Bulletin sponsors a program to discuss various topics related to reference and reference publishing.  This year RBB’s session focused on the process of creating a reference work, from idea to reality.  […]

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ALA Program – Reference Works from Idea to Reality

June 23rd, 2010 · Comments Off

If you’re going the ALA Annual Conference later this month, mark your calendar for the for the Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin program “Reference Work from Idea to Reality.” How does an idea turn into a reference book–or a reference database? Some heavy-hitters from reference publishing will discuss the process from initial concept to publication and beyond. […]

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Oxford University Press chooses PubFactory for Oxford Dictionaries Online

January 19th, 2010 · Comments Off

Excited to see that OUP is working with iFactory, and their new platform, PubFactory.  I haven’t seen PubFactory since beta, so I’m anxious to try it out.  Am hoping to get a grand tour via webinar this month, so look for an informal PubFactory review on NSR soon.   Here’s the press release: iFactory chosen for […]

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Interview – Casper Grathwohl, Oxford University Press

September 4th, 2008 · Comments Off

My September interview features Casper Grathwohl, VP and Publisher, Oxford University Press Reference. Casper’s interview and several others are also available on the interviews page of the blog. Thanks Casper!

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Future of Reference Publishing – Panel Summary

July 25th, 2008 · Comments Off

John Barnes, Rolf Janke, Sue Polanka, Michael Ross, Casper Grothwohl For those of you unable to attend the ALA Panel – The Future of Reference Publishing:  A View from the Top, there is a summary of the program available on Booklist Online. We encourage comments, questions, and discussion on the blog.

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A View From the Top Panel at ALA

July 2nd, 2008 · Comments Off

Here’s a snapshot from the ALA Presentation – A View from the Top. Left to right: John Barnes, Gale/Cengage, Rolf Janke, Sage, Sue Polanka, WSU, Michael Ross, Britannica, Casper Grathwohl, Oxford To start the session, each of the panelists was asked: Will we have reference in 10-15 years?  If so, what will it look like? […]

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ALA Program – The Future of Electronic Reference Publishing: A View From the Top

May 28th, 2008 · Comments Off

Headed to Anaheim?  Mark your calendars for this not to miss event: 2008 ALA Annual, Anaheim Monday, June 30, 2008 10:30 – 12:00 Anaheim Convention Center 204B Reference Books Bulletin (Booklist) sponsored program: The Future of Electronic Reference Publishing: A View from the Top. Top managers from reference publishing share their views about planning for […]

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ALA Program – The Future of Electronic Reference Publishing

February 19th, 2008 · Comments Off

2008 ALA Annual, Anaheim Monday, June 30, 2008 10:30 – 12:00 Reference Books Bulletin (Booklist) sponsored program: The Future of Electronic Reference Publishing: A View from the Top. Top managers from reference publishing share their views about planning for tomorrow in a digital age and the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. Speakers: John Barnes, […]

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