Libraries, EBooks, and UPK

While much of the media attention has focused on ebooks in the retail world, the University Press of Kentucky has remained ambitious in making all of their content available electronically in libraries around the world. In addition to its longstanding agreements with ebrary, EBSCO, and MyiLibrary, the Press is thrilled to be part of two launch programs over the next year:

  • University Press Scholarship Online, a new online scholarship platform from Oxford University Press, has selected UPK as one of its initial launch partners.  Combining content from leading university presses, UPSO offers an unparalleled research tool, making disparately published scholarship easily accessible, highly discoverable, and fully cross-searchable via a single online platform. Research that previously would have required a user to jump between a variety of books and disconnected websites can now be concentrated through the UPSO search engine. The University Press of Kentucky is thrilled about its inclusion as part of the University Press Scholarship Online program. As one of the leaders in the academic community, Oxford is known for being one of the top providers of electronic and print content.
  • The University Press of Kentucky is also a part of the upcoming launch of the University Press Content Consortium which is being handled by Project MUSE. UPK is partnering with 60-70 other presses in an attempt to offer peer-reviewed content to libraries around the world. The program will launch in January 2012.

Please feel free to contact our Marketing Department with any questions about these initiatives, or our EBook Program.

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About University Press of Kentucky

The University Press of Kentucky has a dual mission—the publication of books of high scholarly merit in a variety of fields for a largely academic audience and the publication of books about the history and culture of Kentucky, the Ohio Valley region, the Upper South, and Appalachia. The Press is the statewide mandated nonprofit scholarly publisher for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, operated as an agency of the University of Kentucky and serving all state institutions of higher learning, plus five private colleges and Kentucky's two major historical societies.

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