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Brighton, East Sussex, United Kingdom, 2010/08/11 - Oxford University Press has released new titles to the Oxford Digital Reference Shelf, in partnership with Semantico, a leading provider of services and technology for online publishing.
The constantly expanding Oxford Digital Reference Shelf (ODRS), the online collection of OUP’s award-winning scholarly reference titles, is powered by a bespoke online publishing platform designed by Semantico, which includes technology from the Semantico Information Publishing Platform (SIPP). The platform provides Oxford University Press with a high degree of flexibility whilst maintaining a consistent approach to micro-site management.
John McManus, Online Project Manager in OUP’s Electronic Product Development department said, ‘Semantico’s technology solution enables the simple creation of micro-sites when new publications are ready to go online. The successful Oxford Digital Reference Shelf continues to grow with the release of these new sites.’
Richard Padley, Managing Director, Semantico, said: ‘‘These titles are just the latest in a series of new sites for Oxford University Press. At Semantico we help publishers put their content online and its great to see important publications such as these go live.’
The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace
This innovative, multi-volume encyclopedia charts the interdisciplinary field of Peace Studies, offering a comprehensive survey of the full range of historical, political, theoretical and philosophical issues relating to peace and conflict.
The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought offers a comprehensive view of African thought, covering the intellectual tradition on the continent and throughout the diaspora.
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology contains articles on military leaders; battles; sieges; individual fortresses; and military technology focusing on subjects such as armour, navigational techniques, and siege warfare tactics. Each regional overview includes a discussion of primary sources, an introductory narrative, and an entry on historiography providing a depth and breadth of coverage not found in any other resource on the subject.
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.