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Oxford University Press

University of Oxford

Oxford, UK

Oxford University Press had its origins in the information technology revolution of the late fifteenth century, which began with the invention of printing from movable type. The first book was printed in Oxford in 1478, only two years after Caxton set up the first printing press in England.

Despite this early start, the printing industry in Oxford developed in a somewhat haphazard fashion over the next century. It consisted of a number of short-lived private businesses; some patronized by the University. But in 1586 the University itself obtained a decree from the Star Chamber confirming its privilege to print books. This was further enhanced in the Great Charter secured by Archbishop Laud from King Charles I, which entitled the University to print 'all manner of books'.

The University first appointed Delegates to oversee this privilege in 1633. Minute books recording their deliberations date back to 1668, and OUP as it exists today began to develop in a recognizable form from that time.

The University established its right to print the King James Authorized Version of the Bible in the seventeenth century. This Bible Privilege formed the basis of a profitable business throughout the next two centuries and was the spur to OUP's expansion. A Bible warehouse was set up in London which later grew into a major publisher of books with educational or cultural content aimed at the general reader. Then OUP began to expand internationally, starting with the opening of an American office in 1896.

Oxford's traditions of religious and academic publication were followed in New York. The first book published by the American office was the Scofield Reference Bible in 1909. After it came "The Life of Sir William Ostler" and thousands of other scholarly works. Today OUP USA is Oxford University Press's second major publishing centre, after Oxford, producing annually nearly 500 titles.

Since 1896, OUP's development in all areas has been rapid. Music, journals, and electronic publishing have all been introduced within the last 75 years, and ELT publishing, which started with books to teach English in Africa and India, has grown into a major international business. OUP is now one of the largest publishers in the UK, and the largest university press in the world.

Status and structure

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

It is the world's largest university press. It publishes more than 4,500 new books a year, has a presence in over fifty countries, and employs some 3,700 people worldwide. It has become familiar to millions through a diverse publishing programme that includes scholarly works in all academic disciplines, bibles, music, school and college textbooks, children's books, materials for teaching English as a foreign language, business books, dictionaries and reference books, and journals.

Harvard Business Online

Harvard Business School Publishing

60 Harvard Way

Boston, MA 02163

The mission of Harvard Business School Publishing is to improve the practice of management and its impact on a changing world.

We collaborate to create products and services in the media that best serve our customers: individuals and organizations who believe in the power of ideas.

We strive to be the publisher of choice for authors and content experts with important and influential management ideas.

 

Johns Hopkins University Press

 

(America's Oldest University Press / Founded 1878)

2715 North Charles Street

Baltimore, Maryland 21218

(410) 516-6900

 

Today JHU Press is one of the world's largest university presses, publishing 58 scholarly periodicals and more than 200 new books each year. Through Project MUSE®, a collaboration with JHU's Milton S. Eisenhower Library, the Press is a leading online provider of scholarly journals, bringing more than 250 periodicals to the desktops of 9 million students, scholars, and others worldwide. In addition, the Press provides order processing, computer service, warehousing, and shipping for other publishing houses. The professional and support staff of the Press total about 130.

 

The Press has three operating divisions:

·        Book Publishing: Acquisitions, Manuscript Editing, Design & Production, Marketing

·        Journals and Electronic Publishing, which includes Project MUSE® (See Institutional Programs http://www.larryblakeley.com/institutional_programs.htm)

·        Hopkins Fulfillment Services: Order Processing, Information Systems, and the Distribution Center