SOURCE: SPi

February 14, 2007 08:00 ET

SPi Expands Publisher Services Relationship With Oxford University Press

Agreement to Provide Editorial and Content Production Services to OUP Inc.

WASHINGTON, DC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 14, 2007 -- SPi, a global provider of editorial, content production, and business process outsourcing solutions (BPO) for publishers and other information providers, announced today that it is expanding its relationship with Oxford University Press (OUP) by providing editorial and content production services to OUP Inc., OUP's US-based publishing business.

Since 1988, SPi has been providing end-to-end pre-press services to OUP's Europe-based publishing group for its Book, Major Reference Works, and Dictionary products including significant content transformation support services for Oxford Scholarship Online and Oxford Reference Online. Under the new agreement, SPi will provide similar services to OUP Inc. SPi would deliver these services through its integrated onshore/offshore delivery model -- project management and editorial services will be provided onshore in the US, while composition and other production services will be provided from SPi's state-of-the-art facility in Pondicherry, India.

Jess Lawson, EDP Projects Manager, OUP, remarked, "SPi has been with us every step of the way and we are very excited to be expanding our relationship with them into delivery of new services, including the introduction of XML-first workflows for our online and repurposed products."

Commenting on the occasion, Frank Stumpf, President of SPi's Publishing division, said, "SPi is delighted with the opportunity to deepen its long-standing partnership with OUP. Our consultative and solutions driven approach has enabled us to build customized solutions to meet OUP's unique needs."

About SPi

SPi's Publishing division seamlessly blends years of in-depth domain knowledge with global resources and the latest technologies to offer exceptional editorial, content production, and business process outsourcing (BPO) solutions to a wide variety of publishers including not-for-profits, university presses, commercial and database publishers, as well as content aggregators and other information providers.

SPi, 100%-owned by ePLDT, is a leading full-service BPO provider with offices and facilities across North America, Europe, and Asia. With over 6,900 employees, SPi delivers a wide range of knowledge-based outsourcing solutions to diversified markets. SPi consistently improves operating efficiency, lowers costs, and helps to strengthen the competitive position of more than 500 customers.

For more information on SPi, visit www.spi-bpo.com.

About Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press (OUP), a department of the University of Oxford, is the world's largest and most international university press. Founded in 1478, it currently publishes more than 4,500 new books a year, has a presence in over fifty countries, and employs some 3,700 people worldwide. It has become familiar to millions through a diverse publishing program that includes scholarly works in all academic disciplines, bibles, music, school and college textbooks, children's books, materials for teaching English as a foreign language, business books, dictionaries and reference books, and journals.

OUP Inc. is a separately constituted not-for-profit US corporation, incorporated in the State of Delaware, USA.

Contact Information

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