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Serving content to scholars

The U.S. division of Oxford University Press will use the XML content server from

Mark Logic as the foundation for a new content delivery platform, providing online content products to libraries and academic institutions.

Alex Humphreys, director of online engineering for Oxford University Press, says, "Mark Logic gives us greater flexibility not only in how we process, distribute and render our content, but also in how we develop new content products. It enables us to leverage our existing content in order to more efficiently meet our customers' needs."

The first implementation on the content delivery platform will be the African American Studies Center. The project will bring together content from Oxford University Press' African American reference resources, specially commissioned supplemental information, images, maps, timelines and primary source documents. Visitors to the subscription-based Web site will be able to browse and conduct searches across multiple scholarly reference materials on a variety of different historical subjects—from the Great Migration of the early 1900s to the Civil Rights Movement—with results classified by subject area and time period.

Oxford University Press printed its first book in Oxford, England, in 1478. Today, the U.S. division produces about 500 titles each year.

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