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American Council of Learned Societies Humanities E-Book Demo version 6.0 December 16, 2011
ACLS Humanities E-Book Background ACLS Humanities E-Book (HEB) is an online collection of over 3,300 books of high quality in the Humanities. Accessed through institutional and individual subscriptions. It offers over 1 million pages and 80,000 images. Includes monographs, primary source materials, digital archives, collections of essays, and databases. HEB was launched in September 2002 with a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. It became self-sufficient in April 2005 and is a not-for-profit scholarly publishing venture. In June 2007, the ACLS History E-Book Project became ACLS Humanities E-Book.
ACLS Humanities E-Book Background HEBs collection covers all major Humanities areas including: History: African, American, Art & Architecture, Asian, Australasian/Oceanian, Byzantine, Canadian, Caribbean, Comparative/World, Eastern European/Russian, Economic, European, Latin American, Law, Medicine, Methods/Theory, Middle East, Native Peoples of the Americas, Science/Technology. Humanities & Social Sciences: Anthropology, Archaeology, Bibliographic Studies, Film & Media Studies, Folklore, Jewish Studies, Linguistics, Literary Studies, Music/Musicology, Performance Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, Sociology, Womens Studies.
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ACLS Humanities E-Book Partners HEBs partners include: 23 Scholarly Societies in the Humanities (which recommend books in their respective subject areas). Over 100 contributing publishers (which provide HEB with the selected books for digital publication). MPublishing and Digital Library Production Service at the University of Michigan (which provides the technological backend for HEBs e- books). 670 subscribing libraries and consortia.
ACLS Humanities E-Book Participating Learned Societies African Studies Association American Academy of Religion American Folklore Society American Historical Association American Musicological Association American Society for Environmental History American Society for Legal History American Sociological Association
ACLS Humanities E-Book Participating Learned Societies (continued) Association for Asian Studies The Bibliographical Society of America College Art Association History of Science Society Latin American Studies Association Linguistic Society of America Middle East Studies Association Modern Language Association
ACLS Humanities E-Book Participating Learned Societies (continued) Organization of American Historians Renaissance Society of American Rhetoric Society of America Society for the History of Technology Society of Biblical Literature Society for Cinema and Media Studies Society of Dance History Scholars
ACLS Humanities E-Book The Collection 3,300 titles currently online. Hundreds of titles are being added each year. Two different formats: 1) scanned page images 2) books encoded in XML. A total of 89 XML titles are now available online or in development.
ACLS Humanities E-Book The Collection Collection criteria: Quality and usefulness for teaching and research. Works that remain vital to scholars and advanced students. Works that are frequently cited in the literature. Selected based on the quality and longevity of the works. Form part of a scholarly network of titles.
ACLS Humanities E-Book The Collection Quality of selections guaranteed: Books are recommended by individual scholars and committees of participating learned societies. Prize-winning titles are included (America and National Book Awards, Jackson-Turner, Atlantic, Toynbee, Haskins, Bancroft, Pulitzer, Marraro, Parkman, Beveridge, Curti, Breasted, Fairbank, Del Rey, Gershoy, Hourani, Dexter, Hacker, Baxter Adams, Beer, Birdsall, Corey, etc.)
ACLS Humanities E-Book The Collection The collection includes titles from fields across the Humanities. Both in- and out-of-print titles are available. Publication dates range from 1820s to HEB allows libraries to easily add 3,300 titles to their collection at once (as well as several hundred additional titles per year). For users who also want a physical copy, over 400 HEB titles are now available in various Print-on-Demand formats. HEB is also in the process of converting several hundred titles from the collection for use with handheld devices.
ACLS Humanities E-Book Fields in Humanities HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCES ANTHROPOLOGY ARCHAEOLOGY BIBLIOGRAPHIC STUDIES FILM & MEDIA STUDIES FOLKLORE JEWISH STUDIES LINGUISTICS LITERARY STUDIES MUSIC/MUSICOLOGY PERFORMANCE STUDIES PHILOSOPHY POLITICAL SCIENCE RELIGION SOCIOLOGY WOMENS STUDIES HISTORY AFRICAN AMERICAN ART & ARCHITECTURE ASIAN AUSTRALASIAN/OCEANIAN BYZANTINE CANADIAN CARIBBEAN COMPARATIVE/WORLD EASTERN EUROPEAN/RUSSIAN ECONOMIC EUROPEAN LATIN AMERICAN LAW MEDICINE METHODS/THEORY MIDDLE EAST NATIVE PEOPLES OF THE AMERICAS SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY
ACLS Humanities E-Book Special HEB Series As part of its role as a portal to the best digital scholarship in the humanities, HEB also makes available several important online series in cooperation with publishers and learned societies. These can be searched either as distinct series on our search page or by individual title within the HEB collection. HEB currently offers the following series: AHAs Guide to Historical Literature ASAs Rose Series in Sociology Cambridge University Press (multiple series) Catalogus Translationum et Commentariorum Collected Writings of Walt Whitman College Art Association Monographs English Institute Publications Fordham University Press: American Philosophy Fordham University Press: Perspectives in Continental Philosophy Gutenberg-e John Harvard Library Records of Civilization Society of Biblical Literature: Writings from the Ancient World Society of Biblical Literature: Writings from the Greco-Roman World Transformation of the Classical Heritage Works of Henry Steele Commager
ACLS Humanities E-Book Features and Functionality The entire library is fully searchable. Simple, Boolean, Proximity, Bibliographic, Series Searches Browse by Title, Author, Library of Congress Subject Area. Titles are linked to their reviews in JSTOR, Project MUSE, and elsewhere online. XML titles are linked to related titles within the collection, external archives, websites, and other resources. Free downloadable MARC records to entire collection. Free downloadable user stats. Scholarly Fair Use rights & restrictions apply to printing and downloading.
ACLS Humanities E-Book Page-image Format E-Books Page-image format e-books to be added to the collection are scanned off site by the University of Michigans MPublishing Division. Cradle scanning is performed on rare books, we also convert PDFs provided by the publishers. Page-image titles are presented using tiff-to-gif technology, viewable with standard web browsers online. Underlying the page images is the OCR text (99.99% accurate), which is used for searching. In response to user feedback, HEB recently began offering new viewing options: 1) page image (the default option), 2) OCR text, which shows highlighted search terms and allows for access by screen readers for the visually impaired, and 3) PDF, to facilitate printing (3 pages at a time allowed).
ACLS Humanities E-Book XML Format E-Books Most XML books in the HEB collection are derived from a preexisting print version. Select other titles in the collection are born digital and do not have a print counterpart. In contrast to page-image books that are image-based, XML books are text- based. The books are encoded in XML, but are dynamically transformed into HTML for standard web-browser viewing when accessed online. The DTD used for XML conversion is specific to HEB, but based on TEI Lite, a simplified version of the Text Encoding Initiative guidelines. The XML format allows for features such as image enlargement, internal and external links, and for the inclusion of additional materials such as interactive maps, audio and video files, databases and archival materials. Titles are numbered by paragraph for ease of scholarly citation; those books with print counterparts also include print page numbers for reference.
ACLS Humanities E-Book White Papers HEB has produced three White Papers to date studying various aspects of the digital humanities and e-book development. The full text of each White Paper is available on HEBs website via the links below. HEB White Paper No. 1: Report on Technology Development and Production Workflow for XML Encoded E-Books [for the ACLS History E-Book Project]HEB White Paper No. 1: Report on Technology Development and Production Workflow for XML Encoded E-Books [for the ACLS History E-Book Project] HEB White Paper No. 2: ACLS Humanities E-Book XML Conversion Experiment: Report on Workflow, Costs, and User PreferencesHEB White Paper No. 2: ACLS Humanities E-Book XML Conversion Experiment: Report on Workflow, Costs, and User Preferences HEB White Paper No. 3: Handheld E-Book Readers and Scholarship: Report and Reader SurveyHEB White Paper No. 3: Handheld E-Book Readers and Scholarship: Report and Reader Survey
ACLS Humanities E-Book Access Subscriptions provide both on-site and proxy access. Subscriptions provide simultaneous, unlimited access to multiple users. An HEB subscription enables instructors to assign e-books for courses on e-reserve, rather than requiring students to purchase print books.
ACLS Humanities E-Book Subscriptions Over 670 libraries and consortia subscribe to HEB including: Research Universities: Georgetown, Harvard, Princeton, Yale, etc. State Systems: California State University, Kansas Regents, Ohiolink, the University of Texas Public Libraries: NYPL Research Libraries Smaller Libraries: Bryn Mawr, Mt. St. Marys, Lyon College, York College, Folger Shakespeare; numerous secondary-school libraries Non-U.S. Libraries: American University in Cairo, Central European in Budapest, Soka University (Tokyo), University of Singapore, JISC Consortium (UK), etc. Consortia: ACA, Cal State, CIC, Danish Research, JISC, NAAL, NELINET, NERL, OCLC, PALINET, WALDO, etc. Annual subscription is priced on a sliding-scale based on size of institution (FTE / Carnegie ratings) or population. Prices range from $490 (small college, etc.) to $3,425 (large research university, etc.). Discounts are available for consortia. Individual subscriptions are available through ACLSs constituent learned societies ($35/year).
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ACLS Humanities E-Book Print-on-Demand (POD)
Over 400 titles are currently available for print-on-demand across all fields and publication dates, including both in- and out-of-copyright. POD is available through MPublishing at the University of Michigan and Lightning Source, and via BookSurge (CreateSpace), a subsidiary of Amazon. Soft- and hardcover are available. Now available in the UK and EU through Amazon.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.de
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