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December 19, 2011 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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Oxford Digital Reference Shelf to Re-Launch in 2012

Oxford University Press announced that it will re-launch Oxford Reference Online and the Oxford Digital Reference Shelf in the first half of 2012 as Oxford Reference. This will be the essential hub to all Oxford University Press reference content, re-launching with improved functionality and design.

Improvements will include the following:

  • Two content sets: Quick Reference for continually updated quick answers and definitions, available by subscription, and Reference Library for longer entries and essays, available by title by title purchase
  • Overview pages for each unique term in Oxford Reference; these pages will include a basic definition and links to other entries on the same topic
  • Active editorial program for Quick Reference content will ensure the content is continually updated with topical events, factual changes, and more
  • Subject pages will include featured topical content to help expand research
  • Library log-in widget providing users with quick and easy authentication

Oxford Digital Reference Shelf titles will now constitute a large portion of the Reference Library content set within Oxford Reference. Customers will still have access to all previously purchased Oxford Digital Reference Shelf titles through this relaunched platform. After the re-launch, customers will continue to have the option of purchasing Reference Library titles title by title on a perpetual access model. Additional details will be revealed in the coming months.

Source: Oxford University Press

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