Humanities E-Book is pleased to announce our 2017 release of 154 titles into our collection. This is our 14th round of titles, and HEB’s acquisition strategy for this round not only relied on the recommendations of scholars (the foundational principle of HEB’s curation process), but also aggressively pursuing award-winning titles and trending subject areas. Although it is a smaller round of titles than in years past, HEB sees a lot of “meat on the bone” in this list and hopes you do too! The round is a balanced mix of out-of-print and recently backlisted titles. You can view/download a title list here, but feel free to reach out to HEB to curate a specific list.
What is New??
Titles in this round were licensed from some of HEB’s longest publishing partners such as Cambridge University Press, University of California Press, and Oxford University Press, among others. However, we are also pleased to announce the addition of two new fantastic publishing partners, The Ohio State University Press and Bucknell University Press (titles licensed by the Associated University Presses). Be sure to also check out HEB’s Q&A with The Ohio State University Press Director, Tony Sanfilippo.
Some of the trending subjects emphasized in this round include Gender Studies, Russian and Eastern European Studies, Race, and Latin American Studies. After surveying the librarians at institutions that subscribe to the collection, these areas were identified as underserved and up-and-coming, possibly due to the current socio-political climate. We are also pleased to introduce Islamic Studies as a new subject area in the HEB collection and look forward to fleshing out this subject area more in upcoming rounds.
Finally, HEB is wrapping up production on the MARC records and OCLC information for these titles, so stay tuned!
Correction (8.4.2017): The original post indicated that the Bucknell University Press is operated by the Associated University Presses, while in fact their current arrangement is with Rowan & Littlefield. AUP was merely the licensee for the Bucknell UP titles included in this round. Learn more about Bucknell UP.