As part of a new distribution partnership Continuum is making a critical selection of its high-quality scholarly reference titles available through the Digital Reference Shelf platform, providing students and scholars with a single online source for reliable reference content.
Richard Padley, Managing Director, Semantico, said, ‘We’re delighted to see the steady expansion of the Digital Reference Shelf. We’re proud that Semantico’s technology has played a part in bringing such comprehensive resources to the wide readership than online publishing provides.’
Rob Tebb, Online Marketing Manager, Continuum, said, ‘The Digital Reference Shelf is an exciting resource for libraries, and we’re delighted to have the opportunity to publish online editions of our reference titles through this innovative platform’
The titles include:
• The Biographical Encyclopedia of Islamic Philosophy
2006 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title
Detailing the lives of some of the major thinkers within the Islamic tradition. A landmark achievement in the understanding of Islamic philosophy, at a time when such understanding is needed as never before.
• The Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers
Both academic and non-academic philosophers are represented, as are a large number of female and minority thinkers whose work has been neglected. In many cases, The Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers offers the first scholarly treatment of the life and work of these writers.
• The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature
2005 ALA/RUSA Outstanding Reference Source
2005 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title
The Encyclopedia critically explores the relationships among human beings, their environments, and the religious dimensions of life. It covers an interdisciplinary range of material, from ecology, theology, philosophy, and beyond.
• The Encyclopedia of the History of American Management
A comprehensive reference source on American business and management including over 250 in-depth entries tracing the development of management thinking and business culture in North America.
• The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre
Edited by a former literary manager of the Royal Shakespeare Company, the companion includes over 2,500 entries that range widely over theatre in the last century.
• The Biographical Dictionary of British Economists
In-depth biographical essays on over six hundred individuals, including coverage of individuals who are not normally thought of as economists but who nonetheless made penetrating and original contributions. Writers on issues such as population, poverty, socialism, monetarism, finance and banking and many other fields are included, in one of the most comprehensive biographical surveys of the field yet undertaken.
• The Biographical Dictionary of American Economists
In-depth biographies of the most important economic figures in American history from the seventeenth century to the present day. All of the major schools of American economic thought are represented, from the Constitutional school to the Keynesian school, and the dictionary includes in-depth coverage of the many overlooked women who have influenced economic thought in America.
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.
About Continuum Press
Continuum is a leading independent academic publisher, focusing on the Humanities, Education, and Religion. Our output includes textbooks, supplementary course books, research monographs, reference works and professional books, as well as related general non-fiction. We publish around 600 books a year and our backlist comprises some 7,000 titles. We enjoy the business of publishing, and thrive on working with authors to devise a successful approach for each title we publish. Our expertise and experience allow us to make quick decisions, and, when needed, to bring important ideas rapidly to a global readership. New technology provides many new paths to market, and Continuum is actively engaged in digital distribution, in a way which maximises dissemination and protects rights holders.
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.