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Friday, 25th February 2011

Oxford University Press to Preserve e-Book Collection

By Africa S. Hands

From Against-the-Grain:

Portico (www.portico.org/digital-preservation/) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Oxford University Press (OUP) to preserve the publisher’s entire collection of e-books from its Oxford Scholarship Online resource and Handbooks Online resource. With this agreement, OUP expands its relationship with Portico, which began in 2006 with the publisher’s commitment to deposit its entire list of e-journals in the Portico archive.

Oxford Scholarship Online is OUP’s cross-searchable digital library of over 4,400 full-text books in academic disciplines such as history, classical studies, religion, political science, business, literature, and mathematics. Oxford Handbooks Online is an online resource of the prestigious Oxford handbooks series, available as a collection of four subject modules.

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