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Oxford University Press Canada

Oxford University Press is one of the oldest publishing companies in the world, as well as one of the largest. Its imprint carries authority, its standards of book production are high, and its range of interests is wide. It is a department of the University of Oxford, though not subsidized by the University. It is not a company, it pays no dividend, and it has no shareholders. It is devoted to the spread of knowledge, and all its surplus is devoted to the publication of works which further scholarship and education or to sustaining some of the research on which these books may be based. Test

The Academic Division of the Press in the United Kingdom was for centuries known as the Clarendon Press. This imprint still appears on many of its publications, signifying that a book has been produced under the direct authority of the Delegates, the committee of senior members of the University who direct the Press's affairs. The Academic Division is responsible for the great reference works for which OUP is famous: The Oxford English Dictionary, The Dictionary of National Biography, and many others. It publishes several series of scholarly texts, a great many monographs in the arts, sciences, and medicine, and a growing list of college textbooks and academic paperbacks, as well as books aimed primarily at the general reader.

Beyond the UK, Oxford is represented by a network of offices, branches, and associated companies in Canada, the United States, Australia, India, Pakistan, East and Central Africa, Southern Africa, Malaysia, China, Spain, and many other countries – roughly four dozen in all. OUP Canada was founded in 1904 as the second office (after New York) to be established outside the United Kingdom.

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