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Brighton, East Sussex, United Kingdom, 2010/04/08 - Oxford University Press has released the online edition of The Oxford Companion to the Book in partnership with Semantico, a leading provider of services and technology for online publishing.
The companion includes an A-Z section of over 5,000 entries, all linked by thorough cross-referencing and served by a classified index of entries. The text is illustrated throughout with reproductions, diagrams, and examples of various typographical features.
This latest online resource is an addition to the Oxford Digital Reference Shelf (ODRS), the online collection of Oxford University Press's award-winning scholarly reference titles. The Oxford Digital Reference Shelf is powered by a bespoke online publishing platform designed by Semantico, featuring a production interface built on the Semantico Information Publishing Platform (SIPP). The system allows Oxford University Press to manage the uploading and updating of content in-house, simplifying the release of new content to the site. SIPP also provides the flexibility for each title to have a separate URL, maintaining the integrity of the book as it moves online.
John McManus, Online Project Manager in OUP's Electronic Product Development department said ‘I'm delighted that Semantico's technology and expertise continues to enable OUP to build on its successful Oxford Digital Reference Shelf programme.’
Richard Padley, Managing Director, Semantico, said: ‘It's a unique privilege for Semantico to put the Oxford Companion (oxford-bookcompanion.com) to the book online. I'll be reading the sections on ebook development with interest.’
About Oxford University Press
Oxford University Press, a department of the University of Oxford, furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. The world's largest and most international university press, Oxford University Press currently publishes more than 6,000 new publications per year, has offices in around fifty countries, and employs some 5,000 people worldwide. It has become familiar to millions through a diverse publishing programme that includes scholarly works in all academic disciplines, bibles, music, school and college textbooks, children's books, materials for teaching English as a foreign language, business books, dictionaries and reference books, and journals.
Semantico (semantico.com) was formed in 1999 to develop online publishing solutions for the publishing industry. Its mission is to be the partner of choice in helping clients realise the full potential of internet technologies for delivering digital information services. Semantico works to make clients' information ever more discoverable, more useful and more valuable.
Semantico's content delivery tool-sets, subscription management products, and hosting and support services enable rapid and robust, customised solutions for a wide range of clients.
Semantico's management team has a considerable breadth of experience in publishing, e-commerce B2B and B2C online sectors. Its strong engineering background allied with a focus on user-centered design processes ensure that it maintains high standards in its existing and new products, while providing the innovation necessary to compete effectively in emerging online markets.