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2 OUP in support of digital libraries Main objectives Historical Context Why Xml ? Librarian Resource Centre Oxford Index Marzena Giers Fidler 5 th June 2012 Product Trainer: Eastern Europe

3 High quality content Disseminate knowledge Support the research Support the library Disseminate knowledge Common main objectives

4 Oxford University Press – largest and most geographically diverse department of Oxford University. International reputation built through diverse publishing program (primary school schemes-works of reference) Adheres to the University's objective: Excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide Mission to maximise discoverability of content & scholarly dissemination

5 Oxford University Press (OUP) has its origins in the information technology revolution of late 15 th century. First book printed in Oxford in More than 500 years – publications

6 A few years after the Gutenberg printing press was discovered OUP - employing the new methods of printing to provide its students with educational materials

7 An early edition of a press printed Shakespeare anthology (spelt without the last e).

8 Many famous works originally published through OUP The very first volume of Lewis Carrol's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

9 first edition of The Oxford English Dictionary begins publication OED Murray was to edit a work estimated to take 10 years and to cost approximately £9,000. The Dictionary began to appear in print in 1884 The first edition was not completed until 1928, 13 years after Murray's death, at a cost of around £375,000.

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11 A complete database of all the words in the second edition of The Oxford English Dictionary, arranged by semantic field and date. contains 800,000 meanings for 600,000 words, within 230,000 categories

12 We operate in 51 different countries and employ approximately 5,000 people On average, about 7,000 new titles are published each year, in more than 40 languages, in a variety of formats – increasingly digital output Regular National and International prize- winners OUP today Our position in the publishing arena…

13 Academic, Professional, & General Books, Children's Books & Children's Reference, Schoolbooks, English Language Teaching, Journals, and Music. Dictionaries, Sheet Music, Journals, Scholarly Monographs, Higher Education Textbooks, School Books, English Language Teaching Materials, Children's Books, Business Books, Reference and more… Pre-school to Secondary Level Schoolchildren; Students to Academics; General Readers to Researchers; Individuals to Institutions. Librarian and Teacher Support OxBox and Oxfordenglishtesting.com Oxford Bibliographies Online OUP today What do we publish?

14 Digital publishing 13 Across multiple sectors: Law, Medicine, Reference, Academic, Trade, Journals, Dictionaries… 30 + online products Multiple data types and data models One very simple data strategy: XML

15 Why XML? eXtensible Markup Language 14 Good afternoon  A means of marking up content and text so that it is both human and computer readable  To describe the content’s structure and meaning

16 Why XML? eXtensible Markup Language 15  Each book contains implicit category information (reference, philosophy, author name…) which provides a taxonomy of books within the collection  We can also establish keywords within the content. We have a bank of controlled vocabulary within OUP that have intellectual thought put into them. (authorities in the fields)

17 Why XML? eXtensible Markup Language 16  This allows for a mix of - automated - hand crafted/intellectual links

18 Why XML? eXtensible Markup Language 17 We aimed to add keywords that would enrich the reader’s experience and enhance the content

19 ’’...Much richer and much deeper form of learning can be created where one research leads to another…’’

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23 ’’…Our job is not to tell people what to think. Our job is to direct people to what we believe is the highest quality content...’’ ’’…We preserve the content and make it available to students and scholars, worldwide and in perpetuity…’’

24 hat Oxford online products

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27 Librarian Resource Centre Tool to help to build - awareness of OUP’s contents -promote usage to your library users -additional training support for librarians

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30 Oxford Index A Search and Discovery Gateway Oxford Index - a free search and discovery tool from OUP, designed to help researchers by providing a single, convenient search portal for trusted scholarship from Oxford and our partners and point them to the most relevant related materials – from journal articles to scholarly monographs.

31 Oxford Index A Search and Discovery Gateway For each piece of content, there is an index card that displays key information about each article, chapter, journal or book – including abstracts and keywords – helping researchers judge its relevance to their research before following links to the full text.

32 Oxford Index A Search and Discovery Gateway It offers a standardized description of every piece of Oxford content, in one place, and is also searchable from the web.

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35 Regular contributions to fund the Clarendon Scholarships at Oxford University a programme to support postgraduate researchers from overseas The Clarendon is Oxford’s largest University-run scholarship for international graduate students Funded by an annual transfer from Oxford University Press Awarded for academic excellence On average more than £30,000 per student in funding each year

36 Oxford’s Clarendon Fund scholarship 10 years of supporting international graduate students at Oxford More than 1,000 students received support to conduct research Arunabha Ghosh was one of the first Clarendon Scholars in 2001.

37 High quality content Disseminate knowledge Support the research Support the library Disseminate knowledge Common main objectives


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