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Cambridge University Press launches University Publishing Online


Release date:  31/10/2011
Country of issue:  United Kingdom | USA

Cambridge University Press's new integrated eBook and digital 
content offering, University Publishing Online, launched today 
(31 October).

University Publishing Online, at 
www.universitypublishingonline.org, provides aggregated content 
from the Mathematical Association of America (based in Washington 
D.C.), Liverpool University Press, Foundation Books (based in 
India), and Cambridge University Press. Access to content from 
Edinburgh University Press and Nottingham University Press will 
be available from early 2012.

University Publishing Online provides libraries with eBooks and 
related database products from a variety of academic publishers 

Building on the established, highly successful Cambridge Books 
Online platform, users have immediate access to over 13,000 front 
and backlist titles, accessible through quick, powerful search 
and browse functionality. University Publishing Online allows 
users to search within the available content of all four presses, 
maximising results and offering access to research materials of 
the highest standard.

Users are able to search across all University Publishing Online 
content or limit their search to selected publishers. The search 
facility also encompasses Cambridge Journals Online (Cambridge's 
extensive journals platform), providing users with access to 
hundreds of the latest academic, research-rich publications. 
Institutions are able to make collection or title-by-title 
purchases from a single publisher or mix-and-match across all of 
the publishers on the platform.

UPO contains comprehensive library support tools, and it is 
compliant with all major industry standards and initiatives. 
Functionality on the site includes hyper-linked references and 
personalization features, as well as enhanced discoverability 
tools. Two functionality upgrades will take place every year, 
ensuring the site is consistently developing according to its 
users' needs.

Two purchasing plans for University Publishing Online are 
available, each involving unlimited-user concurrent access and 
minimal digital rights management (DRM). Customers are able to 
buy content once and then own continuing access, or subscribe 
annually with a subscribe-to-buy facility. Annual subscription 
will be available from January 2012.

Dr Andrew Brown, Director of Academic Publishing at Cambridge 
University Press, said: "I believe that the launch of University 
Publishing Online is great news for our customers, as it will 
bring even more flexibility of access to quality academic content 
from a range of different publishers. Our mission at Cambridge 
University Press has always been to advance learning, knowledge 
and research worldwide, and, with the ease of access and the 
quality of its content, UPO will ensure that this mission 

"We would like to take this opportunity to invite other 
prestigious publishers to join us, and we look forward to adding 
even more quality academic content in the future."

To view UPO, go to www.universitypublishingonline.org


Notes to Editors:

Media contacts
For further information, please contact Hannah Gregory on 
+44(0)1223 325544 or email press@cambridge.org. If you are 
located in North or South America, please contact Erin Igoe on +1 
212-337-5955, or email eigoe@cambridge.org.

About Cambridge University Press
Cambridge University Press is the publishing business of the 
University of Cambridge. Dedicated to excellence, its purpose is 
to further the University's objective of advancing knowledge, 
education, learning, and research.

Its extensive peer-reviewed publishing lists comprise 36,000 
titles covering academic research, professional development, over 
280 research journals, school-level education, English language 
teaching and bible publishing.

Playing a leading role in today's international market place, 
Cambridge University Press has 53 offices around the globe, and 
it distributes its products to nearly every country in the world.

For further information, please go to: www.cambridge.org

About Cambridge Books Online
Cambridge Books Online offers access to thousands of front and 
backlist PDF titles from Cambridge University Press and other 
academic publishers in a fully searchable environment. The site 
includes dynamic content and features, with frequent addition of 
new titles. It also features comprehensive library support tools, 
including downloadable machine-readable cataloguing (MARC) 
records, usage reports plus access and authentication methods.

Functionality on the site includes hyperlinked references and 
personalisation features, as well as enhanced discoverability 
tools. Two functionality upgrades take place every year, ensuring 
the site is consistently developing according to its users' 

Libraries can acquire a wide range of subject-based collections 
or can choose to make an individually customised selection of 
titles from the 12,000 currently on offer for a one-off access 

Institutions in over 30 countries have purchased eBooks from 
Cambridge Books Online since its launch in 2010, and new 
customers are being added each week.

For further information about Cambridge Books Online, please go 
to http://ebooks.cambridge.org