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Humanities Open Book: Unlocking Great Books | National Endowment for the Humanities

WASHINGTON (January 15, 2015) — A new joint grant program by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation seeks to give a second life to outstanding out-of-print books in the humanities by turning them into freely accessible e-books.

Over the past 100 years, tens of thousands of academic books have been published in the humanities, including many remarkable works on history, literature, philosophy, art, music, law, and the history and philosophy of science. But the majority of these books are currently out of print and largely out of reach for teachers, students, and the public. The Humanities Open Book pilot grant program aims to “unlock” these books by republishing them as high-quality electronic books that anyone in the world can download and read on computers, tablets, or mobile phones at no charge.

via Humanities Open Book: Unlocking Great Books | National Endowment for the Humanities.

Seal (and former logo) of the United States Na...
Seal (and former logo) of the United States National Endowment for the Humanities. The design is mostly the same as the Great Seal of the United States. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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