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
Oxford University Press announced yesterday the re-launch of Oxford Handbooks Online (OHO), now featuring coverage that has grown to 14 disciplines (translating to about 300 handbooks and 10,000 articles in total)—a significant expansion of the original platform first launched in the not-so-distant 2009 with just four subject modules, which included Business & Management, Philosophy, Political Science, and Religion. The new platform—designed (and referred to by OUP) as a publishing “program”— enables articles to publish immediately after passing peer review, which, according to OUP’s press release, will deliver new scholarship to those who need it faster and more efficiently.
From an OUP press release, October 8, 2012
STANFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS IS NEWEST PARTNER TO MAKE SCHOLARLY MONOGRAPH CONTENT AVAILABLE VIA THE UPSO PLATFORM FROM OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
Stanford, October 8, 2012—Stanford University Press is pleased to announce it will partner with Oxford University Press (OUP) to launch Stanford 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 really like this initiative from Oxford. It sounds so easy-peasy.
3rd October 2012–Today the Oxford English Dictionary announces the launch of OED Appeals, a major online initiative set to involve the public in tracing the history of English words. Using a dedicated community space on the OED website, editors are soliciting help in unearthing new information about the history and usage of English, including the earliest examples of particular words. The website will enable the public to post evidence in direct response to OED editors online, fostering a collective effort to record the English language and find the true roots of our vocabulary.
Appeals will be posted to the website on a frequent basis. Some of the entries the OED team is initially asking the public’s help with include: Continue reading
Chicago, August 8, 2012—University of Chicago Press is pleased to announce it will partner with Oxford University Press (OUP) to launch Chicago 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 Chicago Press is excited to be working with OUP to bring our titles to scholars and researchers through the UPSO platform,” said Garrett Kiely, Director, University of Chicago Press. “We have been impressed with the professionalism and cooperative approach of the team at OUP. As the UPSO platform continues to evolve to satisfy the needs of the global academic community, we are confident that this partnership will support our core mission to make the work of our authors as widely available as possible.” Continue reading
For those of you who aren’t familiar with Reference Universe, it’s a great little product that indexes the content of reference works. They have thousands of entries and add new content regularly. They announced this week new content from Grove Art Online and Grove Music Online. Below is the text from their blog post.
Paratext is pleased to announce that detailed metadata from Grove Art Online and Grove Music Online from Oxford University Press are now integrated into Reference Universe.
Many current Reference Universe libraries tell us that these titles are among the most heavily used within their library. Their inclusion within Reference Universe ensures increased accessibility to some of the most authoritative articles on art and music available. Continue reading
Hot off the presses today: The University of California Press is pleased to announce it will partner with Oxford University Press to launch California Scholarship Online/CALSO on the University Press Scholarship Online (UPSO) platform, taking advantage of a fully enabled XML ebook hosting environment with cutting edge search and discovery functionality. California Scholarship Online will launch in March 2012 with 450+ titles across four major subject areas–History, Classics, Biology, and Sociology.
“We know it is critical for libraries to broaden patron access to online scholarly books. Bringing our digital monographs to the scholarly community–with tools to facilitate ease of use and discovery—is a major way in which University of California Press can meet that need. We are delighted to partner with Oxford in the UPSO initiative, building on their extensive experience in the scholarly digital environment,” said Alison Mudditt, Director of University of California Press. Continue reading
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 for university press monograph content. Having redeveloped the award-winning Oxford Scholarship Online, OUP is launching University Press Scholarship Online (UPSO) and inviting the University Press community to take advantage of a fully enabled XML environment with the cutting edge search and discovery functionality that has marked the on-going success of Oxford Scholarship Online (OSO). Continue reading
Five additional OUP resources are now discoverable in Serials Solutions’ Summon. The indexing includes metadata and full text from Grove Art Online, Grove Music Online, American Dictionary of National Biography Online, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Online and Oxford Reference Online.
More information is in the press release: Continue reading
Discovery services continue to grow, this time with EBSCO adding over 50,000 Grove Music Online articles to the EDS. More from an EBSCO Press Release: A recent agreement between EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) and Oxford University Press, Inc. (OUP) allows Grove Music Online to be searchable via EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS). Grove Music Online from OUP is one of the leading online resources for music research. This latest addition further expands the vast collection of music content available via EDS.
Covering all aspects of music, Grove Music Online offers more than 50,000 subject articles and biographies contributed by over 6,000 scholars from around the world. Grove Music Online also includes more than 500 audible music examples, annual contemporary composers update, composer work lists and timelines as well as topical guides to be used as study tools for teachers and students.
Grove Music Online adds to the growing collection of music resources available via EDS. Additional music resources available to mutual customers include Naxos Music Library, The Music Index, RILM, RIPM, RISM, and Index to Printed Music.