July 2014 – The American Council of Learned Societies Humanities E-Book and the History of Science Society

Humanities E-BookThe American Council of Learned Societies Humanities E-Book (HEB) is a digital collection of 4,000 full-text titles offered by the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) in collaboration with learned societies, over 100 contributing publishers, and librarians at the University of Michigan’s Scholarly Publishing Office. The result is an online, fully searchable collection of high-quality books in the humanities, recommended and reviewed by scholars; works that are frequently cited in the literature. Titles that have been included in HEB as a result of recommendations by the History of Science Society include Conservation and the Gospel of Efficiency, by Samuel Hays (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1999), The Naturalist in Britain, by David Elliston Allen (Princeton University Press, 1976), The Revolt of the Engineers, by Edwin T. Layton (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1986), The Life Sciences in Eighteenth-Century French Thought, by Jacques Roger (Stanford University Press, 1997), and Franklin and Newton, by I. Bernard Cohen (American Philosophical Society, 1956).

A full list of all the titles in the Humanities E-Book collection can be found here: http://humanitiesebook.org/the-collection/default.html. Another round of 353 books will be added to HEB in summer 2014. Thirty learned societies of the ACLS, including the History of Science Society, form the working group for Humanities E-Book. The societies develop lists of recommended titles in the collection, advise the directors on current issues in scholarly communication, and help publish and plan individual XML titles. Humanities E-Book is pleased to make individual subscriptions available through standing membership in any of the 72 ACLS constituent learned societies. You can find more detail on an individual HEB membership here: http://www.humanitiesebook.org/subscriptions-pricing/individuals.html.