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UC Press partners with OUP to publish online monographs

October 25, 2011

Berkeley, CA and New York, NY--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.

Responding to increased demand for online scholarly content, UPSO streamlines the research process 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 books, and disconnected websites can now be concentrated through a single search engine.

California Scholarship Online provides an online home for University of California Press monographs and provides users a suite of highly intuitive tools to facilitate deep search across all the content in the UPSO 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.

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