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Oxford University Press’s 2016/17 Annual Report includes an overview of some of the inspirational publishing activities the Press carried out across the globe last year.
The report features case studies on digital innovation initiatives such as TeachCast—a project to reach remote English learners using trucks as mobile classrooms and live-streaming US based teachers via satellite; Oxford Global Languages—a platform to empower digitally endangered languages; and ResearchTrack—a new digital tool for scholars.
In her foreword, Vice-Chancellor Louise Richardson writes, ‘The scale of the Press’s operations can surprise those unfamiliar with its work: it employs more than 6,000 people, and disseminates resources in 190 countries, in more than 100 languages. It also produces many thousands of new print and digital resources each year. The Press operates across the world in established markets and also in regions which, for various reasons, are difficult to access.’
Chief Executive Nigel Portwood comments, ‘Our activities everywhere draw upon the Press’s distinctive capabilities: being part of ‘Oxford’ and what that stands for, not least the highest levels of integrity and ethical behaviour; a deep understanding of how education, teaching, and research is best designed to have greatest impact; and the ability to reach many markets at a local level.’