20 January 2014
The Bodleian Libraries have signed a new agreement with Oxford University Press (OUP), to significantly increase reader access to all current OUP online content.
Launched on 1 January 2014, the new agreement means library readers can now access over 4000 books in selected subjects from 14 partner university presses, including Chicago and Yale. Readers can also access over 20,000 e-books, plus extra databases; a considerable increase from the amount of content previously accessible, which was selected on a case-by-case basis by subject librarians.
Among the new collections fully available are the Oxford Scholarly Editions, the British Academy Publications and the Oxford Language Dictionaries. The full collections in Oxford Scholarship Online, Oxford Handbooks Online and Oxford Bibliographies Online are also accessible. Links to the e-books and databases can be found in SOLO, the Oxford Libraries online catalogues, and OxLip+, the Libraries online information platform.
Interim Deputy Librarian Catriona Cannon commented on the developments: “OUP is the biggest university press in the world and their high quality publications are already heavily used by our readers. I am delighted that, as a result of a new agreement between the Press and the Bodleian Libraries, we are now able to offer our readers online access to the full range of OUP's academic content.”