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Brighton, East Sussex, United Kingdom, 2010/09/29 - Oxford University Press has released the online edition of The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages in partnership with Semantico, a leading provider of services and technology for online publishing.
The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages contains more than 5,000 concise and detailed articles on all aspects of the period from the fifth to the fifteenth century, representing the collaborative work of more than 800 international scholars.
This latest micro-site is an addition to the Oxford Digital Reference Shelf (ODRS), the online collection of OUP'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) technology. The platform enables consistent management and updating of complex interconnected content.
John McManus, Online Project Manager in OUP’s Electronic Product Development department said, ‘Semantico’s technology and expertise are enabling OUP to continue with the expansion of the Oxford Digital Reference Shelf. This successful programme continues to grow with the release of The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages.’
Richard Padley, Managing Director, Semantico, said: ‘We are delighted that the Oxford Digital Reference Shelf is continuing to expand with the addition of The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages. Using the SIPP tools allows Oxford University Press to continue bringing new and exciting reference works to their already comprehensive digital reference shelf.’
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.
Oxford Digital Reference Shelf – oxford-digitalreference.com/.
The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages - oxford-middleagesdictionary.com/.
Oxford Reference Online – oxfordreference.com/.
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.
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