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Atlas Systems, Inc. is a software development company headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Focused on bringing the benefits of automation to library processes that have not been addressed by other software services, Atlas has introduced Ares, an electronic reserves solution, and Aeon, an online request and workflow management system specifically designed for special collections libraries and archives.

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Atlas System's Aeon is an online request and workflow management system specifically designed for special collections libraries and archives. It offers automated reading room circulation, security tracking, integrated digital image ordering, billing and delivery and complete usage statistics and analysis. For more information and to register for an upcoming webinar, visit the Atlas System Web site.
Target audience Academic, Corporate, Cultural Heritage or Museum, Government, Public, School, Special
Renewal date monthly
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Atlas' Ares system automates library reserve services and features round-the-clock access to your library's reserves collection, customizable Web pages to incorporate your library's branding, OpenURL, a built-in Z39.50 interface, and much more. It also allows for different methods of copyright management.

Does your library use ILLiad? If your library hosts its own ILLiad server, Ares can be installed on the same hardware. Atlas Systems also provides hosting for Ares, eliminating the need to acquire or manage a server. Ares and ILLiad also share many of the same basic design components, allowing you to leverage your staff's existing knowledge from ILLiad throughout the implementation, customization and daily use of Ares. For more information and to register for an upcoming webinar, visit the Atlas System Web site.

Target audience Academic, School
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logo: CareerAIM

CareerAIM is the largest resource for employment opportunities in Canada. The CareerAIM technology captures job opportunities on a daily basis from a vast array of resources, including commercial job boards, news groups, not-for-profits, recruiters, government, private corporate web sites and print media. As a result, CareerAIM is aggregating approximately 300,000 unique new job opportunities each month from coast to coast in Canada, and the majority of these opportunities are not to be found on any commercial job posting site.

CareerAIM-Library Edition:

  • Can provide library members with a significant advantage in the job marketplace by providing access to job opportunities that are not widely known—those not advertised on commercial job posting sites such as Monster and Workopolis.
  • Utilizes powerful search tools that are designed to facilitate the job search techniques recommended by leading career management coaches by focusing on career objectives and targeting your job search campaign
  • Delivers career development services to your members.
  • Is for individuals who are serious about taking charge of their careers. People who have used CareerAIM-Library Edition find better jobs more quickly than any other job search method.

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Oxford University Press is the world’s largest university press, publishing more than 4,600 new books annually. Oxford also provides electronic information to libraries worldwide .

Find out more on the Oxford University Press site.

Find out more about Oxford Online.

Target audiences

Academic libraries, public libraries, school libraries, and special libraries


Oxford American National Biography Online
The landmark American National Biography offers portraits of more than 19,000 men and women whose lives have shaped the nation. More than a decade in preparation, the American National Biography is the first biographical resource of this scope to be published in more than sixty years.
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
Explore the lives of over 55,000 people worldwide who have shaped the British past over the last 2,400 years – from the 4th-century BC Greek explorer Pytheas to Princess Diana, and from the founding fathers of America to the Nawabs of Bengal. Over 50,000 biographies, 60 million words, 10,000 portrait illustrations.
Oxford Electronic Enlightenment
Electronic Enlightenment provides essential access to the philosophy and writing of the founders of the modern world. It gives unrivalled online access to 18th-century primary sources and allows users to explore the original web of correspondence: read letters between the founders of the modern world (“the long 18th century”) and their friends and families, bankers and booksellers, patrons and publishers.
Oxford Encyclopedia of Popular Music Online (EPM)
The 10-volume Encyclopedia of Popular Music is already established worldwide as the most comprehensive reference work devoted exclusively to popular music - and it is now available online for the first time! In addition to being regularly updated, it will also be fully cross-searchable alongside Grove Music Online within the new Oxford Music Online gateway.
Grove Art Online
Grove Art Online is the unsurpassed authority on all aspects of art from prehistory to the present day - and the best just got even better! The relaunched Grove Art Online offers new design, content, functionality, and partnership links. Other key features of Grove Art Online include over 45,000 signed articles, over 5,000 art images and line drawings, over 21,000 biographies. Grove Art Online is regularly updated with new and revised articles. Oxford Art Online is an innovative new gateway that offers users the ability to access and search the vast content of Grove Art Online and Oxford art reference in one location.
Grove Music Online
Grove Music Online forms the cornerstone of an important new online gateway, Oxford Music Online. Key features of Grove Music Online include over 50,000 articles that chart the diverse history and culture of music and musicians from around the world, from pre-history to the present day, over 500 Sibelius-enabled audio examples, and a multicultural scope—articles are written by over 6,000 leading international experts.
Investment Claims

Investment Claims offers more than 300 full-text investment awards with authoritative commentary and regular updates to follow. Complimenting the official documents and commentaries are investment treaties and treaty sector overviews: relevant international treaties and domestic legislation from jurisdictions including the US and UK; arbitral rules; and online versions of key Oxford University Press arbitration books and journal articles.

Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law Online

The Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law Online (EPIL) is the new edition of the definitive reference work on public international law. The Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law Online includes search functionality and click-through cross references to other Encyclopedia entries as well as related content in the online service Oxford Reports on intarnational Law.

Oxford Law Resources - Constitutions of the Countries of the World Online
Constitutions of the Countries of the World Online (CCW) offers access to 188 country constitutions with extensive expert commentary from leading scholars worldwide. Accurate, original English translations, plus the ability to search for topics across all nations makes Constitutions of the Countries of the World Online a must-have for anyone involved in constitutional or comparative law.
Oxford Law Resources - Constitutions of Dependencies and Territories Online
Constitutions of Dependencies and TerritoriesOnline (CDT) boasts expert English translations and thoughtful commentary on the constitutions of 40 countries and their 170 dependencies and territories, as well as the federal constitutional provisions that define the relationship between a state and its dependencies or territories.
Oxford Law Resources - Constitutions of the United States: National and State Online
Constitutions of the United States: National and State Online (CUS) consists of the most complete and up-to-date American constitutions: the United States Constitution, each of the 50 state constitutions; plus constitutions of fifteen U.S. territories including the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Marshall Islands, Northern Mariana Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia.
Oxford Law Resources - New York Code of Professional Responsibility and Ethics Opinions Online
New YorkCode of Professional Responsibility and Ethics Opinions Online (NYCPR) is a fully annotated online guide to the ethics guidelines that all lawyers practicing in New York State must follow. With expert commentary by legal ethics scholar Mary C. Daly (Dean, St. John's University School of Law), this searchable database enables lawyers to provide legal services that meet the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct more easily than ever before.
Oxford Law Resources - Treaties and International Agreements Online
Treaties and International Agreements Online is the fastest, most cost-effective way to get current, and accurate text for over 17,000 treaties and international agreements in over 40 topical categories. User-friendly and updated monthly, this is the most up to date source for U.S. treaties, even more timely than official government publications.
Oxford African American Studies Center
Oxford University Press is proud to announce the creation of the first online resource center to fully document the field of African American Studies and Africana Studies. The Oxford African American Studies Center will provide students, scholars, and librarians with online access to the finest reference resources in African American studies. Explore the world of African American history and the African diaspora through five major Oxford encyclopedias , as well as additional reference material such as links, hierarchies, interactive timelines and maps, key primary source documents, and the Learning Center (full of ready reference tools, suggested lesson plans and the like).
Oxford Biblical Studies Online
This exciting new resource provides unrivaled access to six essential Oxford editions of the Bible alongside commentary and annotations from study Bibles, seamlessly combined with a multitude of reference material and primary texts. Updated twice a year with new content, and featuring maps and illustrations, timelines, and more, Oxford Biblical Studies Online will serve as an unparalleled resource for students of the Bible at all levels
Oxford Digital Reference Shelf

The Oxford Digital Reference Shelf (DRS) is an exciting initiative offering libraries the opportunity to purchase electronic editions of an expanding range of Oxford’s award-winning scholarly reference titles. Each Oxford DRS title can be accessed as a stand-alone online resource with its own URL, or through Oxford Reference Online: Premium Collection. What’s more, hosting of The Oxford Digital Reference Shelf titles is free for Premium Collection subscribers!

Oxford English Dictionary Online
The Oxford English Dictionary, the world's leading authority on the history and development of the English language since 1150, is now available online. For the first time since it was completed in 1928, the OED is being completely revised and updated. New material from the revision program will be released quarterly, offering online subscribers a unique opportunity to follow the progress of the revision project.
Oxford Islamic Studies Online
Oxford Islamic Studies Online is a vast and authoritative resource that includes essential articles written, selected, and interpreted by renowned scholars. Content includes the forthcoming Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World (6 volumes, 2008), The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World (4 volumes), The Islamic World: Past and Present, The Oxford History of Islam, The Oxford Dictionary of Islam, Hanna Kassis’s A Concordance of the Qur’an, two translations of the Qur’an published in the Oxford World’s Classics series, and What Everyone Needs to Know about Islam.
Oxford Journals
Since 1907, Oxford Journals has been publishing high quality content, representing the forefront of academic research. The 2010 Oxford Journals Collection includes 222 journals and provides a valuable resource for libraries and their users. According to the 2008 ISI Journal Citation Reports, over one quarter of Oxford's journals are in the top 10 percent and three quarters are in the top 50 percent of their subject category. Librarians can enjoy the benefits of COUNTER-compliant usage statistics, online backfiles back to 1996, perpetual access to paid-for content, digital preservation arrangements, and excellent quality and value. Visit online for more information on the Oxford Journals Collection, including a list of included titles.
Oxford Language Dictionaries Online (OLDO)
The innovative Oxford Language Dictionaries Online (OLDO) offers essential language resources never before available online: fully searchable, completely comprehensive bilingual dictionaries, and unique study materials that provide extra help with learning and using an expanding range of languages. French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian and Chinese are available, along with revolutionary new audio pronunciation software.
Oxford Reference Online Premium Collection

Oxford Reference Online Premium (OROP) combines rich and scholarly resources offered by acclaimed titles in the Oxford Companions series with authoritative quick-reference coverage of the full subject spectrum. Since launch, the site has expanded to include access to over 170 ready reference dictionaries, as well as an ever-growing list of Oxford Companions titles, over 450 political and geographical maps, and timelines to key events throughout history. Updated at least three times a year, Oxford Reference Online Premium is an absolute must-have for all libraries and institutions.

Premium Collection subscribers can enhance their collection with the Literature and Western Civilization collections. These are fully cross-searchable with the Premium Collection, and include a comprehensive selection of acclaimed reference titles. Both are available exclusively to Premium Collection subscribers for a small additional annual fee.

Oxford Reports on International Law in Domestic Courts
Oxford Reports on International Law in Domestic Courts (ILDC) has been available as a single module since 2006, and will now be incorporated into the Oxford Reports on International Law Service.
Oxford Reports on International Courts of General Jurisdiction

Free access to this module will be provided with subscription to any Oxford Reports on International Law subscription service.

Includes all decisions from:

  • International Court of Justice
  • Permanent Court of International Justice
Oxford Reports on International Criminal Law

Oxford Reports on International Criminal Law reports on decisions on substantive and procedural law and is edited by one of the world's most respected experts on intranational criminal law. It currently features almost 700 decisions dating from 1947 - 2007 and 50 new decisions per year are expected. In addition, cases are continually updated in light of subsequent developments.

Oxford Reports on International Human Rights Law

Oxford Reports on International Human Rights Law includes approximately 2,000 cases dating from 1950 - 2007. The number of cases is expected to be increased by 250 new decisions per year

Includes decisions and awards from:

  • European Court of Human Rights (selective coverage of 100-150 decisions per year)
  • Inter-American Commission and Court of Human Rights
  • African Court of Human and Peoples? Rights
  • UN Human Rights Committee, Committee Against Torture, Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, and Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women
Oxford Reports on International Investment Claims

Oxford Reports on International Investment Claims offers headnotes and commentaries by practitioners and scholars. The content of the database, approximately 200 cases for the November 2008 launch, is peer-reviewed by an expert editorial board. It also provides translations of key passages for all non-English judgments.

Includes decisions and awards from:

  • London Court of International Arbitration
  • International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes
  • International Chamber of Commerce
  • Association of Southeast Asian Nations
  • Permanent Court of Arbitration
Oxford Reports on International Law

Oxford Reports on International Law is the premier online service integrating important decisions on public international law from international courts and tribunals, domestic courts and ad hoc tribunals. Integrating the full scope of international case law for the first time in an easy-to-navigate online environment, this new recourse draws upon the expertise of leading scholars and practitioners to provide high quality, timely reports and analysis. All subscriptions include free access to the Oxford Reports on International Courts of General Jurisdiction content module.

Modules in the Oxford Reports on International Law include:

  • Oxford Reports on International Law in Domestic Courts
  • Oxford Reports on International Criminal Law
  • Oxford Reports on International Human Rights Decisions
  • Oxford Reports on International Investment Claims
  • Oxford Reports on International Courts of General Jurisdiction
Oxford Scholarship Online
Oxford Scholarship Online (OSO) is a vast and rapidly expanding cross-searchable library, offering quick and easy access to the full text of over 1,900 Oxford scholarly monographs. In addition to Economics and Finance, Philosophy, Political Science, and Religion, Oxford Scholarship Online now offers access to new Oxford books in Biology, Business and Management, Classical Studies, History, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology, and Music. Specially-commissioned abstracts and keywords are available at book and chapter level, and up to 400 new and recently-published books are added each year. Libraries may select only the subject modules of interest to them, either subscription access or perpetual access (purchase).
Who's Who and Who Was Who

Published every year since 1849, Who's Who (WHO) is the leading source of up-to-date information about over 33,000 influential people in British public life today. Who Was Who (WWHO) is an invaluable historical archive which collects together the entries of nearly 90,000 people, now deceased, which were included in previous editions of Who's Who.

With a single click of a mouse, online readers will be able to compare the entries captured in Who Was Who, largely supplied by the people themselves – from Winston Churchill to Barbara Cartland – with their biographies in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Online (for ODNB subscribers). Who Was Who will also provide a reference point for many not chosen for fuller biographies in the ODNB.

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Rock’s Backpages is the largest online database of rock music writing in the world. This unique resource includes text articles, as well as MP3 audio files, of interviews and reviews of thousands of artists by the well-known music journalists. This growing archival database was co-founded in 2001 by author and former Mojo US editor Barney Hoskyns, and now boasts over 10,000 articles.


rock's backpages
Rock's Backpages contains over 14,000 articles, interviews and reviews from the world's best music writers and critics—as well as MP3 audio files—from the late 1950s to the present day.

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The Cooperative Purchasing program offers Canadian libraries access to non-OCLC resources from targeted providers, such as Oxford University Press, Rock’s Backpages, CareerAIM and Atlas, using a discounted group model. Our cooperative is pleased to be able to play such a role for libraries across Canada.

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