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Countdown to ALA Midwinter 2018








HEB’s own Lee Walton and Clare Doyle will be attending the ALA Midwinter Meeting and Exhibitions in Denver next week. Stop by Booth 2216 to chat!


Showcase to the market the Fulcrum platform, under development by HEB’s partners in the University of Michigan Library.

  • Two titles recently launched on the platform and showcase different aspects of what makes Fulcrum a platform humanities scholars and librarians will love. First, Show Sold Separately: Promos, Spoilers, and Other Media Paratexts (NYU Press, 2010), by Jonathon Gray, is now openly available to read on the Fulcrum’s EPUB reader.  This title provides a strong example of scholarship enriched by digital media and is easy to read and cite across devices.
  • Second, The University of Michigan Press recently launched supplemental materials for Selma and the Liuzzo Murder Trials: The First Modern Civil Rights Convictions (University of Michigan Press, 2018), by James P. Turner. The materials are presented in an easy-to-navigate manner and hold functionality like keyword search and PDF downloads.
  • Read more about Fulcrum at or on HEB’s page following the progress of the platform!

Provide updates on HEB’s Round 15 of titles, to be launched in August 2018 on Fulcrum (See us coming full circle here?)

  • HEB is currently expanding the current Special Series: Fordham University Press Special Series (made up of two separate series in Philosophy), ATLA Special Series, and ACLS Fellows’ Publications.
  • Publishers who have contributed to the current round of titles include the University of Texas Press, McGill-Queen’s University Press, Fordham University Press, The University of Alabama Press, The University Press of Colorado, and the University of Wisconsin Press. Plenty more are on the way!
  • Subject areas HEB is targeting include Women’s Studies, Hip Hop Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Latin American Studies, Military Studies, and Indigenous Peoples Studies. We take pride in taking feedback from librarians and faculty in curating our collection, and some areas we are targeting this round are representative of trends identified by librarians and scholars in our previous collection development survey.

Listening to Librarians

  • One of the best parts of shows like ALA Midwinter is connecting and listening to librarians. HEB is interested in hearing what librarians have to say about issues such as fair use, interlibrary loan, electronic humanities collection needs, and new organizational/budget structures impacting how librarians purchase.
  • If you have something to say that you want an audience larger than just HEB to hear, submit a proposal to HEB for our blog or newsletter!


  • Stuff We All Get (SWAG) is always fun, whether it be pens, notepads, stickers, or chocolate! HEB will have plenty of stuff to fill up your tote bag, so stop by Booth 2216.
  • We will also be giving away a librarian survival kit, complete with military grade flashlights, spam, a bottle of wine, and an Amazon Kindle Gift Card.

See you at ALA Midwinter in Denver!