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OXFORD. John Campbell , Online Project Manager Academic Division. Scholarship Online. ‘ a must-have online resource’ Library Journal’s netConnect. What is Oxford Scholarship Online ?.

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  1. OXFORD John Campbell, Online Project Manager Academic Division Scholarship Online ‘a must-have online resource’Library Journal’s netConnect

  2. What isOxford Scholarship Online? • A 175-million word online database containing over 1,350 of the research-level books from OUP, with at least 200 new books added every year (450 from September) • Four research-level subject modules - Philosophy, Economics and Finance, Religion, Political Science, expanding to 13 in September 2007 • Free world-wide access to valuable non-subscriber content

  3. What isOxford Scholarship Online? • OUP’s largest single online project outside Journals • 280 institutional customers in 35 countries including national and regional consortia • 175,000,000 words • 30,000 figures • 70,000 MathML equations • 15,000 abstracts and 100,000 keywords • 3 updates per year

  4. Why? Re-inventing the Scholarly Book • Furthering the dissemination of knowledge • Addressing the change in usage of the traditional monograph. Not all the best research is in journals… • Taking a risk - will front-list sales be affected? • Publishing more content with a unique means of distribution • Over 1,000 Oxford authors have opted-in to shape the future

  5. How? An Innovative Business Model Get away from the static e-book model. Why replicate the status quo online? Listen to our institutional customers. Three access models: • Unlimited campus-wide access, plus remote user access • Concurrent-user licence • Perpetual access – a flexible purchase modelAnnual subscription gives access to all content, plus over 400 new books each year

  6. How? From Manuscript to Online

  7. How? Key Features... • Unique newly-commissioned abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter - available both in OSO and other online sites (IngentaConnect, OCLC WorldCat with more to come) • A book first: reference linking to and from other online resources, including OpenURL, DOI deposit, and MARC21 records • Enabling the linking of scholarly book chapters and segments to online course materials

  8. ...Key Features • Full-text HTML generated from an advanced XML database, driving typesetting innovation • Fully cross-searchable, not just stand-alone e-books • Printing of individual pages and chapters enabled. Flexible rights model • Let’s take a look…

  9. Result? Getting the Book off the Shelf Helping students and scholars find the best research-level content online, right alongside journals • book content searchable in the same places as journal content • abstracts and keywords aid discovery in other resources Helping librarians and teachers improve access to the content of scholarly monographs • teachers can direct students to recommended chapters and books

  10. The Unfolding Story… • 6 million page requests since launch. Viewing either free abstracts and keywords or subscriber-only full-text pages • OSO core market is students and scholars in premier institutions with large research libraries - but we are now also reaching markets which have never traditionally bought monographs: UK FE, British Council, Slovakia, Russia, India, Kazakhstan,Ghana… • Innovation is integral to the future with ever-increasing depth, subject range, access models, future partnerships

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