Oxford University Press signs licensing agreements to include over 250 major editions in OSEO

September 23, 2014

Oxford University Press (OUP) is delighted to announce a series of licensing agreements with several leading academic publishers, allowing us to include more of the best scholarly content on our flagship site, Oxford Scholarly Editions Online (OSEO).

OUP has now licensed scholarly editions from the following publishers and academic societies into OSEO: Edinburgh University Press, University of California Press, the British Academy, the Bentham Project, University Press of Florida, University of Georgia Press, and Pickering & Chatto.  The first of these titles will start to appear in OSEO in October 2015, and will include the 20-volume University of California Press edition of the Works of John Dryden (to date, the longest-running research project in the humanities ever undertaken at UCLA), the seven published volumes of the Edinburgh edition of the Works of Thomas Reid, and 16 British Academy titles.

Future OSEO updates will feature a number of key editions from other publishers, including works by Charles Darwin, Thomas De Quincey, Tobias George Smollett, Aphra Behn, Robert Boyle, Sir Walter Scott, Laurence Sterne, James Boswell, and Robert Louis Stevenson.  The acquisition of these exceptional editions will serve to further establish OSEO as a complete and comprehensive resource for students and researchers in the fields of English Literature, Philosophy, History, and Religion, and cement OSEO’s place as a cornerstone of humanities research.

Sophie Goldsworthy, Editorial Director for Academic and Trade at OUP comments, ‘Since launch, OSEO has had an immensely warm reception for the way in which it makes authoritative texts discoverable and accessible, and the research possibilities it opens up. We are delighted to be extending its reach in this manner, with prestigious editions from the wider publishing community, and to be furthering our aim to help scholars and students find reliable primary sources to build on in their research, teaching, and learning.’

Kristian Lafferty, Content Development Editor for Oxford Scholarly Editions Online at OUP says, ‘Now is a really exciting time for scholarly editions, with new possibilities of advanced searching and functionality provided by OSEO, which is revolutionizing the way that scholars can work with these texts. We’re very pleased  to be able to collaborate with some of the foremost academic presses in the world to ensure that the very best scholarly editions benefit from that functionality, and from the global dissemination that is so integral to our mission here at OUP.’

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