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University of Chicago Press partners with OUP to launch content via UPSO

University of Chicago Press partners with OUP to launch content via UPSO

09 August 2012

Oxford University Press is partnering with University of Chicago Press 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 of 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.’

Responding to increased demand for online scholarly content, UPSO streamlines the research journey by making disparately published monographs easily accessible, highly discoverable, and fully cross-searchable via one online platform. Research that previously would have required users to jump between a variety of resources and disconnected websites can now be concentrated through a single search engine.

UPSO offers an individually-branded home for monographs from each participating university press just as it has done for Oxford Scholarship Online while allowing highly intuitive tools to deep search across all the content in the program. As such, UPSO will be the premier online research tool—for scholars, teachers, graduate and undergraduate students—and an essential resource for all academic libraries.

Niko Pfund, President of Oxford University Press USA, said: ‘Today we are thrilled to welcome the University of Chicago Press—by any reckoning one of the very finest publishers in the US—to UPSO. Chicago’s partnership with UPSO will benefit researchers across a wide variety of disciplines and marks a significant step in the migration of academic books online.’