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Eileen Gardiner is director of the ACLS program on the electronic publishing of monographs in the humanities, ACLS Humanities E-Book. She holds a Ph.D. in English and comparative literature, with a specialization in medieval literature, from Fordham University. She has taught on the university level and published several articles and books on medieval vision literature, including her Visions of Heaven and Hell Before Dante. She is the winner of an American Association of University Women Fellowship. She has worked in many aspects of the book trade since 1967, and in 1985 cofounded Italica Press in New York City. Since 1986 she has been active in developing Italica Press’s series of electronic books in medieval studies and is the editor of The Holy Land on Disk. She is also the editor of Hell-on-Line, a website that comprises a comprehensive collection of visions, tours, and descriptions of the infernal otherworld from various religious and cultural traditions; and The Pilgrim’s Way to St. Patrick’s Purgatory, an online project that traces for the modern pilgrim the medieval route from Dublin to Lough Derg in County Donegal. With Ronald G. Musto, codirector of ACLS Humanities E-Book, she is the coauthor of the article on “The Electronic Book” in the newly published The Oxford Companion to the Book (2010) and with him is co-author of The Digital Humanities: A Primer for Scholars and Students, to be published by Cambridge University Press.