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Oxford University Press Announces Agreement with Silverchair

Released on October 1, 2015

The Global Academic Division of Oxford University Press (OUP) and Silverchair Information Systems have agreed to engage in a technology relationship to re-envision and re-deploy OUP's content, products, and services. This collaboration brings together the two organizations' distinctive strengths to develop the most state-of-the-art publishing platform of all the major research publishers.

The synthesis of OUP's expertise with Silverchair's advanced capabilities in networked digital publishing will allow the development of a platform and research experience to meet and anticipate the evolving needs of the global scholarly community. OUP's rich academic content will be united with industry-leading technology and the flexibility to embrace third party research tools, ensuring that both OUP and its publisher partners continue to thrive in the digital ecosystem of the future.

Upon completion of this major project, journals, books, and online services will co-exist on an OUP platform for the very first time, allowing meaningful integration at a subject level to facilitate a seamless research experience for our users, customers and society partners.

About Silverchair

Silverchair has a 23-year track record of developing information technologies for scholarly and professional publishing, and is dedicated to being the market leader in SaaS product development and delivery for this space.

"Our mission is to be the most creative, dynamic, effective, and sought-after product development partner to professional and scholarly knowledge communities worldwide. We are thrilled to be working with OUP to deliver smart, nimble, and flexible technology solutions that meet their customers' current and future needs."

- Thane Kerner, President and Chief Executive Officer, Silverchair

About OUP

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

"To implement our ambitious strategy for growth as a research publisher, we know we need not just a technology vendor, but a technology partner. Following extensive diligence, we're confident that, with Silverchair, we will have the best possible technology partnership, accelerating OUP's capacity to innovate on behalf of our societies, authors, and users, and to provide them with market-leading support."

- Tim Barton, Managing Director, Global Academic, OUP