Cornell University Press and the University of Hawai'i Press will be the latest university presses to join the University Press Scholarship Online (UPSO) platform. When they launch later this year, the two presses will bring fascinating, high-quality works of academic scholarship to UPSO.
Cornell University Press
Launching in August 2016, Cornell Scholarship Online will feature over 300 outstanding works from Cornell University Press - the oldest university press in America. At launch, the scholarship site will contribute to subjects including history, political science, literature, sociology, and classics. Speaking on the launch of Cornell Scholarship Online, Dean Smith, the Press's Director, said: “Cornell University Press is excited to join UPSO and benefit from an innovative model that offers new features for the reader and leverages a global approach to sales. We are honored to be among this prestigious group of publishers".
Niko Pfund, President of Oxford University Press USA, added that “an alliance between Cornell University Press and OUP seems only natural ... From Costa Rican birds to lessons for beekeepers, from books on Eastern European nationalism to colonial American life, Cornell’s program is tightly focused yet never predictable, and I’m delighted to welcome Cornell authors, books, and colleagues to the UPSO fold.”
The University of Hawai'i Press
University of Hawai’i Press will also be joining UPSO in November 2016. The Hawai’i Scholarship Online site will go live with approximately 350 titles across the humanities and social sciences with special strengths in Asian Studies, as well as Hawaii and Pacific Studies, which will immediately broaden the scope of the UPSO platform.
"University of Hawai’i Press is very pleased to partner with Oxford University Press and join so many other outstanding presses within this innovative digital resource", said Joel Cosseboom, Interim Director & Publisher of the Press. "For over a decade, we have heard great things about the platform from peers, libraries, scholars, and readers, and we are excited to expand the available scholarship by adding our list to UPSO. The University of Hawai’i Press's focus on Asian, Pacific, Hawaiian, Asian American, and global studies complements the current holdings and allows us to connect with scholars and readers worldwide."
Niko Pfund added that “The addition of The University of Hawaii Press’s catalog to UPSO marks an important moment in the development of this increasingly global scholarship platform. Hawaii’s list, much like the islands themselves, bridges East and West, and the inclusion of UHP’s fine offerings in history, literature, politics, and culture will be a welcome benefit to scholars, researchers, and students.”
When the two new presses launch, UPSO will be publishing works from 23 different university presses from around the globe. View the list of existing presses.