By Keith Robbins
more than 50 international locations. With entry to vast information, the four-volume historical past of OUP lines the effect of long term alterations in printing expertise and the enterprise of publishing. It additionally considers the consequences of wider developments in schooling, analyzing, and scholarship, in overseas alternate and the
spreading impression of the English language, and in cultural and social historical past - either in Oxford and during its presence round the world.
In the a long time after 1970 Oxford college Press met new demanding situations but in addition a interval of unparalleled development. during this concluding quantity, Keith Robbins and 21 specialist individuals check OUP's altering constitution, its educational project, and its company operations via years of financial turbulence and non-stop technological swap. the click repositioned itself after 1970: it introduced its London company to Oxford, closed its Printing condo, and swiftly constructed new publishing for English
language instructing in areas a long way past its conventional markets. but in an more and more aggressive world wide undefined, OUP remained the dep. of a big British college, sharing its dedication to excellence in scholarship and schooling. The ensuing possibilities and occasionally tensions are
traced right here via targeted attention of OUP's enterprise judgements, the colossal diversity of its courses, and the dynamic position of its in a foreign country workplaces. Concluding in 2004 with new different types of electronic publishing, The background of OUP sheds new mild at the cultural, academic, and company lifetime of the English-speaking international within the overdue 20th century.