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Letter from the Director

June 19, 2013

Authored by: Alan Harvey, Director of Stanford University Press

All here at Stanford University Press are excited at the launch of Stanford Scholarship Online (SSO). This launch is the result of several years of discussions between Stanford and Oxford University Presses, and it is a great pleasure to see these finally bear fruit. The platform you now see is one of the best in the industry and we are proud to have the work of the Press and our authors available in such a unique manner.

Stanford University Press has a long monographic tradition and has cultivated its role as one of the premier Presses for works in literature, philosophy, history, and Asian, Latin American, and Jewish studies. Over the past decade we have also established a strong presence in additional areas such as the social sciences, business, law, and policy. This expansion of our program has rounded out our scholarly presence and brought further recognition to the quality of our work as a publisher. This breadth also makes our partnership with Oxford University Press all the more appropriate, since our site launch gives us a presence in 70 sub-disciplines in 11 modules.

As we move forward, we hope to further broaden the representation of our programs in the SSO platform, bringing in more content from our growing anthropology, religion, and security studies programs. All our programs embody the same depth of scholarship and editorial and production quality, and we are happy to see that Oxford University Press has given an equal level of care to this digital transformation. Having our titles available to all scholars and students, whenever they need it, will surely expand readership, use, and recognition of the hard work of our authors and staff, and will further fulfill the mission of the Press.
 


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