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ACLS Humanities E Book Joins Mellon Foundation and NEH Humanities Open Book Initiative

12/18/2015

ACLS Humanities E-Book (HEB) proud to announce its participation in Humanities Open Book (HOB), a program intended to give a second life to outstanding out-of-print books in the humanities by turning them into free e-books. HEB is one of 10 awardees to have been selected for participation in this joint initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the largest funders of humanities research in the United States.

To create a title list for this pilot program, a special committee convened by HEB will be selecting 15 books whose authors have retained or recovered publishing rights for inclusion in this new open access collection. The books will be selected for their enduring scholarly value and potential public interest. HEB has a unique opportunity to pursue and represent authors who are not affiliated with a publishing body acting on their behalf, but instead will be able to license work directly to it.

For further details about the program, please see the press release.

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