OUP is watching me! (and Oxford Biblical Studies Online launched)

This afternoon I received the following from OUP announcing their new online resource. On quick inspection the site looks very nice (I happen to be using Coogan’s textbook this semester). What really piqued my interest was Liz’s comment that “we have been following your blog here at Oxford.” Really? Liz, if you are please do leave a comment! In the meantime I pass along their offer of free access for the month of May. Details below.

Dear, Christian,

I’m pleased to let you know that Oxford’s Biblical Studies Online launched – Oxford’s latest comprehensive online resource for the study of the Bible and biblical history. We have been following your blog here at Oxford, and thought it would be an interesting idea to ‘open up’ our new site and provide free access to your readership until the end of May.  While I realize that sales posts are not really appropriate, I wanted to explore a way with you to let your readers know that this is available for them. I’m quite confident that your community will be familiar with Oxford’s long traditional in biblical publishing and scholarship, and it is my hope that this free access offer will enrich their research further.

You can see more about the product here  www.oxfordbiblicalstudies.com , especially detail on content, features and the scholarship in the new site. Your readers can get access to a free trial to expire end of May 2009.  They simply need to go to www.oxfordbiblicalstudies.com and type in the following authentication:

User: presspass
Password: springtime

We often work with blogs to bring some of our finest authors to ‘guest blog’ about interesting topics and open up debate; further we also supply books regularly for review.  Please let me know if this would be of interest to you, and we can set something up.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,

Liz Kieffe, Marketing Associate
Oxford University Press

“As electronic resources increasingly become the primary tool used by readers at all levels, Oxford’s long and distinguished history of publishing Bibles, commentaries on the Bible, dictionaries of biblical languages, and related works make it the ideal publisher of a new kind of reference work, Oxford Biblical Studies Online.”— Michael Coogan, Editor in Chief of Oxford Biblical Studies Online and forthcoming Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible

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