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Oxford Dictionaries Online Renewal 2020-2021

Response Deadline: 
June 25, 2020

Subscription Term

Begins: 

July 1, 2020

Ends: 

June 30, 2021

Renewal pricing is now available for the Oxford Dictionaries. This dictionary is made available to BC ELN partner libraries through a national site licence negotiated on behalf of Consortia Canada by the Ontario Council for University Libraries. In 2016, Oxford Dictionaries transitioned to a different model where institutions could choose which languages they licensed rather than having them bundled. The Oxford Dictionaries offer from OUP is available in 9 different languages. Pricing is dependent on number of languages chosen.

Flat pricing was negotiated for the renewal this year. For any NEW subscriptions, the library can receive immediate access to the product. New subscribers should contact the BC ELN Office as soon as possible to arrange for access.

 

 



Overview

Description: 

Oxford Dictionaries, now called Oxford Languages, has the mission to unlock the power of language for learning and for life. Oxford Languages has developed beyond the role of a traditional dictionary publisher, providing language content in more versatile and accessible formats for building and sharing language knowledge worldwide.

All of Oxford Languages’ content aims to describe, rather than prescribe, the way languages are used by people around the world. We take an evidence-based approach to language content creation, looking at real examples of the ways words are used in context to provide an accurate picture of a language.

To gather this evidence, we have a world-class language research programme that utilizes big data technologies to continuously monitor language development in real time.

Our corpora – massive collections of spoken and written language data – track and record the very latest language developments across an enormous variety of publications, covering everything from specialist journals to newspapers to social media posts. Our expert team of lexicographers source all of our descriptive sentence examples from our vast language databases to provide accurate and meaningful descriptions of words in use.

All of our content, sourced via corpora and community initiatives alike, is the result of continuous research and review as we seek to document and describe new language developments as they unfold, providing the world’s most trusted language content.

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Last updated: May 18, 2020

Response

Response Instructions

For any NEW subscriptions, the library can receive immediate access to the product. New subscribers should contact the BC ELN Office as soon as possible to arrange for access.

To RENEW, no response is required from current subscribers as listed below. To CANCEL or to CHANGE OPTIONS, libraries should contact BC ELN by the response deadline.

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Additional Information

Use statistics can be obtained by using your institution login on the admin module for OUP. Statistics have been provided by OUP for May 2019-April 2020; contact BC ELN for access.

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