Oxford is currently trialling Torrossa, a scholarly e-book platform developed by Casalini. All records are available in SOLO, and the platform can also be accessed directly via OxLIP+.
A wide range of subjects is covered, with over 180 Italian, Spanish, French and Portuguese publishers contributing titles in the fields of history but also language and literature, linguistics, art and architecture, film studies, law, philosophy, theology and cultural studies. The trial gives us access to approximately 4,750 titles. Whilst titles in Italian and Spanish make up the majority, there are also smaller collections in English, French and German.
The trial features selections from Casalini’s multi-publisher collections Edición Española Online and Editoria Italiana Online, as well as single-publisher collections from Arco Libros, Editorial CSIC, Iberoamericana Verveurt, Casa de Velázquez, Bulzoni, Leo S. Olschki and Fabrizio Serra Editore to name just a few.
To be able to access e-books on the Torrossa platform, please make sure your Internet browser is set to allow pop-ups. You may need to configure your browser settings to make sure that Adobe Reader is enabled to open PDF documents as specified in the configuration notes. > Torrossa : browser configuration notes (.pdf)
To familiarise yourself with the platform, please take a look at the introductory presentation below, or simply have a browse! > Introduction to Torrossa scholarly ebooks (.pptx)
The trial runs until 6th December 2014. Please leave any feedback on the History Eresources desiderata LibGuide or email email@example.com.