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License Begins: 
August 1, 2019
License Ends: 
July 31, 2020

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:  

ACLS launches Humanities Open Book, which includes open access to 13 titles - Please note, as of April 16, 2018, the titles HEB contributed to the Humanities Open Book program are live to the public on the new Fulcrum platform. You can find them at https://www.fulcrum.org/heb. You may download it in EPUB or Mobi format from the table below.

We are on track to migrate to the new Fulcrum platform on August 1. The urls will re-direct so we expect a smooth transition. In case of any glitches, the old platform will remain live for 60 days after the migration. Librarians will need to update the proxy server settings and we will get those out to our subscribers as early as we can.  Brochure for new platform

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100 contributing publishers and the Michigan Publishing division at the University of Michigan Libr
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Chron coverage: 
1915 -
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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.

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Multi-Consortial Note: 

This is a Consortia Canada deal managed by OCUL. TAL, CAUL, and ELN schools go through these consortia.

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17-18 UBC Okanagan moves to BCELN