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The Bodleian Library joins the Digital Content Store family

11th July 2022

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We’re proud to announce that The Bodleian Library has now onboarded with the Digital Content Store (DCS). 

The Bodleian Library is the main research library of the University of Oxford and is one of the oldest libraries in Europe. Made up of 28 libraries, it holds more than 13 million printed items, over 80,000 e-journals and outstanding special collections including rare books and manuscripts, classical papyri, maps, music, art and printed ephemer[1].

The University of Oxford will be migrating over 7,000 content records to the DCS, adding to an already rich repository of resources which has also recently been enhanced by the new Born Digital content. By signing up with the DCS, University of Oxford will be able to better manage digitisations and simplify content delivery across their 45 colleges to enhance the learning of over 25,000 students.

Clair Gordon, Product Manager of the DCS said:

“We are delighted to welcome The Bodleian Library and the University of Oxford to the DCS community! We hope that the DCS will allow all Oxford colleges served by the Bodleian to better manage their digitisation workflow. It’s been a pleasure to work with the team at the Bodleian over the past few months, and we look forward to supporting them with their use of the DCS over the coming years”.

The University of Oxford joins 145 other UK HEIs on the DCS, making it one of the widest-used technology tools in the Higher Education Sector.

About the DCS

The DCS is an optional innovative rights, technology and content platform for Higher Education developed by CLA together with HEIs, publishers and technology partners. The platform is part of the CLA Higher Education Licence.

The DCS is, at its core, a searchable repository of PDF extracts created by HEIs or supplied by publishers and a workflow management tool. When extracts are digitised by HEIs under the CLA Licence, they are uploaded directly to the DCS. Once an extract is uploaded and assigned to a course, students can access the extract via a secure link to the content held in the DCS.

You can find out more about the DCS and how your institution can start using it here.