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