MIT Press joins with OUP in University Press Scholarship Online

(New York, 15 January 15 2013)  The MIT Press will partner with Oxford University Press to launch MIT Press Scholarship Online on OUP’s University Press Scholarship Online (UPSO) platform to take advantage of a fully enabled XML environment with cutting edge search and discovery functionality.

“I am pleased that the MIT Press is partnering with Oxford Scholarship Online to host our titles on the UPSO platform. As early adopters of the Mark Logic server and an XML-first workflow, we appreciate that UPSO uses these same tools to optimize discoverability,” said Ellen Faran, director of The MIT Press. “We are convinced that features such as chapter-level tagging and chapter abstracts will encourage the use of our monographic content.”

“As both a publisher and a university, MIT has of course long been at the vanguard of progress and change, an ‘early adopter’ before the term became common parlance, and in fact more of a creator than an adopter. As education and technology intersect in increasingly fundamental ways, we at Oxford are delighted to welcome The MIT Press to the UPSO platform,” said Niko Pfund, President of OUP USA.

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.