Friday, December 18, 2015

ACLS Humanities E-Book Joins Joint Mellon Foundation/NEH Humanities Open Book Initiative

ACLS Humanities E-Book (HEB) is 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 ten 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,  HEB will work with a specially convened committee to select fifteen books whose authors have retained or recovered publishing rights. 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 NEH press release.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

HEB at ALA Midwinter 2016

ACLS Humanities E-Book (HEB) will be an exhibitor at the upcoming ALA Midwinter Meeting in Boston, January 8-12, 2016. Stop by Booth 908 and say hello!

We look forward to touching base with current and prospective subscribers and answering questions about the collection. If you don't yet subscribe, sign up for a free trial. There will also be free giveaways and cocktails.

This year, HEB is hosting a roundtable discussion with the topic "E-Books in the Academic Library: Perceptions versus Reality" on Sunday, January 10, 8:30 AM-10 AM, at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC), Room 204AB. If you are a librarian and would like to join the conversation, write to us at We welcome your participation!

To register for the conference, visit the official website.