University Press Scholarship Online Pilot
Looking for the latest publications from some of the world's most well-respected university presses? You're in luck! The Library recently joined other Ontario university libraries in a licensing agreement to pilot a collection that provides access to all "front-list" titles from 10 of the most highly-regarded university presses.
The uWaterloo community will have continuing access to over 2,600 e-books from these university presses:
- Oxford University Press
- University of California Press
- Edinburgh University Press
- Policy Press (University of Bristol)
- University Press of Florida
- University Press of Kentucky
- Fordham University Press
- American University in Cairo Press
- Hong Kong University Press
- Manchester University Press
Individual titles can be viewed in this title list. Sample titles include:
- Active Citizenship: What Could it Achieve and How? Bernard Crick and Andrew Lockyer (eds). "This book gathers a group of political actors and academics who believe that a radically more active citizenship is a worthy aim."
- The Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory: An Introduction. Howard Eichenbaum. "This book introduces the brain's remarkable capacity for memory. Like the first edition, this updated second edition begins with a history of memory research, starting with a ‘Golden Era’ at the turn of the 20th century, and progressing to our current understanding of the neurobiology of memory."
- Philosophy and Friendship. Sandra Lynch. "This book provides a philosophical exploration of the meaning and significance of friendship, explaining the persistence of friendship today in the light of the history of philosophical approaches to the subject."
- Interpreting Motion: Grounded Representations for Spatial Language. Inderjeet Mani, James Pustejovsky. "Natural language allows for efficient communication of elaborate descriptions of movement without requiring precise specification of the motion. Interpreting Motion is the first book to analyze the semantics of motion expressions in terms of the formalisms of qualitative spatial reasoning, mapping motion descriptions in language to trajectories of moving entities based on qualitative spatio-temporal relationships."
Titles included in this pilot are being added to the University Press Scholarship Online platform and by the time the pilot ends in early 2013, the complete title list will be accessible via this platform and the Library's Ebooks @ uWaterloo guide. Eventually, they will also be accessible via Primo and the Scholars Portal e-books platform.
Please note: Access to "front-list" titles as described above does not include earlier titles which may appear in the University Press Scholarship Online platform.
For more information, contact:
Head, Information Services and Resources
Davis Centre Library
, Communications and Liaison Librarian
, Co-ordinator, Library Communications and Web Management
, Assistant, Library Communications and Web Development
October 3, 2012