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ER&L 2015

February 22–25, 2015

Austin, Texas

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OUP Lunch & Learn: Oxford Research Encyclopedias and the Future of Oxford’s Digital Reference Publishing

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 11:45 AM–1:00 PM CST
Room 301

Specialized Reference Works, Discoverability, Collection Development, Peer-Review


Oxford University Press is at the early stages of a major initiative to transform its approach to reference publishing in order to better serve the changing needs of university-level digital research. Updated monthly, peer-reviewed, and highly discoverable, the Oxford Research Encyclopedias will provide the necessary grounding for the start of advanced research and will serve as living reference works—mapping the entirety of a field of study as the field evolves. Each ORE module will experience an extensive free-access period, as the article collections grow to a substantial volume. 

As Oxford editors begin to commission in-depth, born-digital articles across 20 disciplines (including American History, Environmental Science, Politics, and more), core questions are being raised regarding online access to academic content.   Damon Zucca, Publisher of Scholarly Reference will explain the ORE mission, provide an update on the program’s process, and lead a discussion about the future of the project.