New Home for ACLS HEB
Michigan Publishing is the new organizational home for the ACLS Humanities E-Book Collection. In 2019, ACLS decided to focus on its core work of stewarding and representing its member organizations, supporting scholarship in the humanities and social sciences, and advocating for the centrality of the humanities in the modern world. After consultation with trusted stakeholders including major academic publishers, funders, and college and university librarians, it transferred the ownership of HEB to its long-time partner, taking effect in 2020. Since 2005 Michigan Publishing has hosted and distributed the collection, most recently successfully migrating it to Fulcrum. Michigan has committed to maintaining the practices, the character, and the mission of HEB and will continue to partner with ACLS which will continue to oversee the selection of titles. The collection will continue to be known as ACLS HEB.
ACLS HEB Oplontis Volume 2
In late September, we published Oplontis Villa A (“of Poppaea”) at Torre Annunziata, Italy, Volume 2: The Decorations, Stucco, Pavements, Sculptures, edited by John R. Clarke and Nayla K. Muntasser. This is the second of four volumes devoted to the archaeological discoveries made at the Villa A site at Oplontis (Torre Annunziata, Italy). These titles are open-access and exclusively offered in the ACLS Humanities E-Book collection on Fulcrum, where you can also view the second volume.
Interactive Maps Integration
In July, our development team implemented hypothes.is, an annotation and highlighting tool. This tool is currently only being implemented for Lever Press titles, but we are working on integration with our other publishing partners. Stay tuned!
The University of Michigan Press Ebook Collection (UMP EBC)
We’re in full swing for the second year of the UMP EBC! The Spring 2020 frontlist is set to publish soon for current and future library clients. You can check out sample titles at fulcrum.org/michigan. For more information about the UMP EBC and how to purchase the collection, please visit press.umich.edu/librarians. With questions concerning the collection, please email Lanell White, Director of Sales and Marketing, at firstname.lastname@example.org.