Recent award winners in the Oxford Digital Reference Shelf
Oxford University Press is delighted to announce the 2012 Dartmouth Medal – an annual award from the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) recognizing the most outstanding reference work of the year – has been awarded to Green's Dictionary of Slang.
Green's Dictionary of Slang, The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible, and The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art were named on the Outstanding Reference Sources list – an annual award offered by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA).
Announcing the relaunch of the Oxford Digital Reference Shelf and Oxford Reference Online
We are delighted to announce our new Oxford Reference site will be going live on the 19th September 2012. Our mission is to bring you an improved user experience whilst continuing to deliver the best quality content in an easy to use format.
Take a look at the new Oxford Reference
We are pleased to provide you with the opportunity to take a look at what's new as the migration nears completion. The Oxford Reference preview site is now available at new.oxfordreference.com so go and have a look and we look forward to hearing what you think.
What does this mean for current Oxford Digital Reference Shelf customers?
Oxford Digital Reference Shelf titles will constitute a large portion of the Oxford Reference Library content set within Oxford Reference. All previously purchased Oxford Digital Reference Shelf titles will be accessed through the new Oxford Reference platform providing improved functionality and design. Titles within the Oxford Reference Library can be purchased on a title by title basis allowing institutions the flexibility to build their own online reference library.
How do I find out more?
- Read the Frequently Asked Questions
- Download the librarian Migration Pack
- Visit the About pages to learn more about what to expect
- Take the Guided Tour
The Oxford Digital Reference Shelf is an exciting initiative offering libraries the opportunity to purchase electronic editions of an expanding range of Oxford's award-winning scholarly reference titles in the Arts, Literature and Language, History and Culture, Science, Social Sciences, and Law.
NEW! The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible
The field of biblical studies is dynamic, with new discoveries, new methodologies, and new perspectives continually enhancing the interpretation of the Bible. There is thus a need for an up-to-date, comprehensive, authoritative, and balanced series of reference works for biblical scholars and students ... Read more ...
Download MARC records for these titles.
“Highly recommended to all libraries.” — Cheryl LaGuardia, Library Journal
“Content rich and user friendly... Highly recommended.” — Choice
“Oxford has created thoughtful, content-rich, easy-to-use online products in this Reference Shelf – it's a ten.” — Library Journal
Not just access. Ownership.
The Oxford Digital Reference Shelf is an exciting initiative offering libraries the opportunity to purchase electronic editions of an expanding range of Oxford's award-winning scholarly reference titles.
Each Oxford DRS title can be accessed as a stand-alone resource with its own URL, and each site offers a range of search and browse options. All titles are also fully cross-searchable with titles in the Oxford Reference Online: Premium Collection. This means that Premium Collection subscribers can access the Oxford DRS titles they purchase from within the highly acclaimed Oxford Reference Online interface – as well as independently. What's more, hosting of Oxford Digital Reference Shelf titles is free for Premium Collection subscribers!
Unlimited user and remote access 24/7 – for ever!
Purchasing Oxford DRS titles means that you are entitled to make the content available to your users in perpetuity. There is no restriction on the number of users that can use the titles simultaneously. Users can access the titles remotely as well as in the library, 24/7.
As with Oxford Reference Online, bibliographic references in each Oxford DRS title are OpenURL compliant. This enables users to search for cited books and journal articles in your library catalogue and to locate the appropriate copy with speed and ease.
A range of hosting options
- Hosting is FREE for Premium Collection subscribers.
- For libraries that do not subscribe to the Premium Collection, hosting is available from OUP for an annual fee.
- Libraries can also choose to self-host Oxford DRS titles, and we will deliver an XML file.
Package pricing available
- You can save money by purchasing the print and online editions together.
- Marc 21 records are available free of charge to enable your users to move with speed and ease to Oxford DRS titles direct from your library catalogue.
- Online usage reports are available 24/7.
- Excellent customer and technical support is also available.