ACLS Humanities E-Book (HEB) is an online collection of over 5,000 books of high quality in the humanities, accessible through institutional and individual subscription. These titles are offered by the American Council of Learned Societies in collaboration with thirty-one learned societies, over 100 contributing publishers, and the Michigan Publishing division at the University of Michigan Library. The result is an online, fully searchable collection of high-quality books in the humanities, recommended and reviewed by scholars. These are works of major importance that remain vital to both scholars and advanced students, and are frequently cited in the literature. The collection features unlimited multi-user access and free, downloadable MARC records. HEB is available 24/7 on- and off-campus through standard web browsers.
HEB adds hundreds of books annually to the collection, including several carefully selected new XML titles that have the potential to use new media to communicate the results of scholarship in new ways. Titles include monographs, collected essays and some primary sources.
ACLS launches Humanities Open Book, which includes open access to 13 titles
ACLS is working with the University of Michigan to migrate the collection to a new Hydra/Fedora platform that will offer a smoother reader experience and better metrics. There's a short video about the new platform (Fulcrum) here:
This platform is in beta testing now and the migration to Fulcrum will take place in 2018
Usage statistics by title are tracked by the University of Michigan and are available to participating libraries and ACLS Humanities E-Book, which shares these statistics with publishers and authors when reporting royalties. Instructions for accessing usage statistics are available on the Librarian Resources page.
Societies included- http://www.humanitiesebook.org/about-us/societies.html
Publishers included - http://www.humanitiesebook.org/about-us/publishers.html
This is a Consortia Canada deal managed by OCUL. TAL and ELN schools go through these consortia.