Two of our very favorite places: our own Oxford University Press Library and the out-of-print stacks, both located in our Oxford offices.

It’s National Library Week in the United States and Canada, and we’re celebrating all things related to libraries, including digital research, scholarship, new information technologies, and communication.

Word of the day: déboisement (French)

nDeforestation.

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Image credit: Clearcutting Oregon by Calibas CC-BY-SA-3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

"My spelling is Wobbly. It’s good spelling but it Wobbles, and the letters get in the wrong places."

A. A. Milne 1882–1956, English writer for children.

Happy birthday, Charlie Chaplin!
The Kid, The Circus, The Great Dictator, Limelight … these are only a small selection of Charlie Chaplin’s most iconic films. Find out more about his acting and producing career in Who’s Who.
Image: Essanay Studios (British Film Institute). Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Happy birthday, Charlie Chaplin!

The Kid, The Circus, The Great Dictator, Limelight … these are only a small selection of Charlie Chaplin’s most iconic films. Find out more about his acting and producing career in Who’s Who.

Image: Essanay Studios (British Film Institute). Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

How do chickens learn to play tic-tac-toe? S. Marc Breedlove investigates,

How do chickens learn to play tic-tac-toe? S. Marc Breedlove investigates,


William Shakespeare was born 450 years ago this month, in April 1564, and to celebrate Oxford Scholarly Editions Online is testing your knowledge on Shakespeare quotes. Do you know your sonnets from your speeches? Find out with our Shakespeare quotes quiz!

William Shakespeare was born 450 years ago this month, in April 1564, and to celebrate Oxford Scholarly Editions Online is testing your knowledge on Shakespeare quotes. Do you know your sonnets from your speeches? Find out with our Shakespeare quotes quiz!

National Library Week: Join us on Reddit

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Have you ever wanted to know about digital research and the changing role of libraries? How about scholarly communication and new information technologies?

Join us on Reddit with four librarians and information professionals as they answer your questions on these topics.

National Library Week: Reddit AMA

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In celebration of National Library week in the United States and Canada, Oxford University Press will be hosting an AMA on Reddit:

We are librarians and information professionals interested in scholarly communication. Want to know more about the future of libraries and digital information? Ask Us Anything!

Answering questions will be:

  • Rick Anderson is Associate Dean for Scholarly Resources & Collections in the University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library. 
  • Amy Buckland is the eScholarship, ePublishing & Digitization Coordinator at McGill University Library.
  • Michael Levine-Clark is the Associate Dean for Scholarly Communication and Collections Services at the University of Denver Libraries.
  • Catherine Mitchell is the Director of the eScholarship Publishing Group at the California Digital Library.

The AMA will start at 4pm ET. Look out for it on Reddit.

Word of the day: 斜晖 (Chinese)

n. Slanted rays of evening sunshine.

Image: Sun Ray Of Light Landscape. Public Domain via Pixabay.

On the Shelves in Oxford this week, a new edition of one of Robert Louis Stevenson’s most popular and enduring works, an exciting adventure story and a key work of nineteenth-century fiction and of Scottish literature. Luigi Pirandello’s Three Plays includes the two plays that established Pirandello’s reputation as an innovative dramatist - Six Characters in Search of an Author and Henry IV - together with his last unfinished drama, The Mountain Giants.