University Press Scholarship Online launches

October 3rd, 2011 · Comments Off

Earlier this year several announcements were made about University Press eBook consortial groups.  OUP launched one of those efforts and is now announcing the new platform.  It’s based on OUP’s Oxford Scholarship Online product.  Here’s more from the press release: Oxford University Press (OUP) is pleased to announce the creation of a groundbreaking online platform […]

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Oxford University Press eBooks Preserved with Portico

March 2nd, 2011 · Comments Off

From a Portico Press Release:  Portico and OUP announced they have entered into an agreement to preserve the OUP’s entire collection of e-books from its Oxford Scholarship Online resource and Handbooks Online resource. With this agreement, OUP expands its relationship with Portico, which began in 2006 with the publisher’s commitment to deposit its entire list of e-journals […]

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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 – eBook Archiving

November 6th, 2010 · Comments Off

Yesterday, I joined a panel of publishers, aggregators, and archiving agencies to discuss the issue of eBook archiving.  I had to set the stage for libraries, which was quite easy – we are in fear of losing our content to which we no longer have control of since it is housed on someone else’s server […]

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eReference Platforms – The good and bad features

August 26th, 2009 · Comments Off

I spent Monday with several librarians in a discussion on the future eReference platform.  I’m referring to products like Credo, GVRL, Sage Reference Online, Oxford Scholarship Online, etc.  Our discussion revolved around platform features, good features and not so good features.  I’m going to list some highlights of the discussion below, but would really like […]

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Tags: Interfaces/Platforms · Reference Publishing