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HZ-234074-16

Cornell University (Ithaca, NY 14853-2801)
Dean Smith (Project Director: 06/10/2015 to present)

Humanities Open Book Program - Cornell University

The digitization and creation of freely-accessible ebooks for 20 classic humanities texts from Cornell University Press in the areas of Slavic Studies, German Studies, and literary criticism.

Cornell University Press seeks $83,635 in funding support for a 12-month effort to make 20 outstanding works of scholarship in foundational disciplines accessible to the world. We will use the funding to: 1) test and refine a methodology for selecting out-of-print titles for the program; 2) gain experience in the digitization, delivery, rights clearance and dissemination of OA monographs in EPUB3.0.1 format; and 3) analyze the results of maximizing the discovery and usage of ebooks across multiple platforms including the Press website, institutional repositories, JSTOR and Project MUSE.

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Project fields:
German Literature; Literary Criticism; Russian History

Program:
Humanities Open Book Program

Division:
Digital Humanities

Total amounts:
$83,635 (approved)
$82,235 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2016 – 12/31/2016


HZ-234043-16

Oregon State University (Corvallis, OR 97331-8565)
Korey Jackson (Project Director: 06/10/2015 to present)

Resurfacing At-Risk Works of the Feminist Small Press

The digitization and creation of freely-accessible ebooks for 26 essential texts from women authors representing work originally published by the Oregon-based independent press CALYX.

Oregon State University Libraries and Press and CALYX Press are partnering to bring important literary works from the second and third waves of the feminist movement into Creative Commons (CC) licensed ePub formats. The broad aim of the project is to enable wider readership and a renewed interest in the impact of the small independent press on national and international feminist movements. More specifically, our group seeks to resurface texts from the 1970s to the present written by authors now central to contemporary feminist literature.

Project fields:
Gender Studies; Literature, General

Program:
Humanities Open Book Program

Division:
Digital Humanities

Total amounts:
$96,437 (approved)
$96,437 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2016 – 12/31/2018


HZ-234002-16

University of North Texas (Denton, TX 76203-5017)
Kevin Hawkins (Project Director: 06/09/2015 to present)

Broadening access to books on Texas and Oklahoma

The digitization and creation of freely-accessible ebooks for 146 books on the history of Texas and Oklahoma. The books were selected by the University of North Texas Press, the Oklahoma Historical Society, the Portal to Texas History, the Texas State Historical Association, and the UNT Libraries Scholarly Publishing Services.

This two-year project, led by the University of North Texas Libraries, will broaden access to 141 books selected by one of three publishers or by the UNT Libraries for their relevance to the history of Texas and Oklahoma. It will also broaden access to five humanities-related books to be selected once the grant starts. Those books not yet available online through the Gateway to Oklahoma History, Portal to Texas History, or UNT Digital Library websites will be digitized, with full-text searching, and added to the appropriate site. All books will be converted to EPUB and Kindle formats, made available to download with the digitized version online, and added to the UNT Library Catalog and to WorldCat. The project also includes the production of "print-ready" PDFs from the scans of many of the books to allow them to be made available for sale in print again using print-on-demand technology.

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Project fields:
U.S. History; U.S. Regional Studies

Program:
Humanities Open Book Program

Division:
Digital Humanities

Total amounts:
$95,599 (approved)
$95,599 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2016 – 12/31/2017


HZ-233998-16

Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT 06459-3208)
Suzanna Tamminen (Project Director: 06/09/2015 to present)

Reissue as free epubs 18 foundational books in dance and theater

The digitization and creation of freely-accessible ebooks for 18 essential texts from Wesleyan University Press on the history of dance and theater.

Wesleyan University Press will digitize eighteen out-of-print titles from its performing arts backlist. These titles fall into two discreet but related areas, dance and theater (specifically stagecraft), and contribute to an understanding of the evolution of modernism in the performing arts. The Press will make the resulting ebooks freely available for the benefit of scholars in dance, theater and performance studies. We will promote the ebooks individually and as a group to scholars and students in dance, theater and performance studies. We will market the ebooks via email, social media, press releases, and on our web site where we will have permanent pages for each ebook as well as a page for the project, including instructions for accessing the free ebook files.

Project fields:
Dance History and Criticism; Theater History and Criticism

Program:
Humanities Open Book Program

Division:
Digital Humanities

Total amounts:
$100,000 (approved)
$100,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2016 – 12/31/2017