ORA: more than you might think

ORA doesn’t just take work published in academic journals!  We also include working papers, reports, Oxford doctoral theses and metadata records.

Our recent work with the Transport Studies Unit (TSU) is online.

We’ve been working with Computer Science to add another 5,000 records, including 1,300 full-text papers.

The working papers from the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES) as well as their publication the Oxford Energy Forum are in the final stages of being added.

Our Polonsky Foundation-funded theses digitization project is winding up and ORA already holds these records.

—Sarah Barkla

Cultures of Knowledge

emlo_logoIn January the University of Oxford’s Cultures of Knowledge project re-launched its union catalogue of early modern correspondence, Early Modern Letters Online (EMLO), with a sleek mobile-ready interface. The re-launched site also incorporates three new catalogues contributed by the project’s partners at the Circulation of Knowledge and Learned Practices in the seventeenth-century Dutch Republic (CKCC). EMLO now contains more than 81,000 records of letters from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries.

—Emma Stanford

Polonsky Foundation Digitization Project


The Bodleian continues to digitize incunabula and Hebrew manuscripts as part of its collaboration with the Vatican Library, which will put a total of 1.5 million pages online. On 24 February 2015, the libraries celebrated having captured 1 million images for the project. To mark this milestone, the libraries chose two particularly special items from their collections to put online. The Bodleian Library chose Auct. L 3.33, a landmark in printing history produced by Sweynheym and Pannartz, and the Vatican Library chose Stamp. Barb. II. 41, a hugely popular fifteenth-century cookbook.

—Emma Stanfordstamp.barb_.bbb_.ii_.41