Humanities Open Book Program

Jointly sponsored by NEH and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, this program promises funding “to make outstanding out-of-print humanities books available to a wide audience”.

From the grant web page:

NEH and Mellon are soliciting proposals from academic presses, scholarly societies, museums, and other institutions that publish books in the humanities to participate in the Humanities Open Book Program. Applicants will provide a list of previously published humanities books along with brief descriptions of the books and their intellectual significance. Depending on the length and topics of the books, the number to be digitized may vary. However, NEH and Mellon anticipate that applicants may propose to digitize a total that ranges from less than fifty to more than one hundred books. Awards will be given to digitize these books and make them available as Creative Commons-licensed “ebooks” that can be read by the public at no charge on computers, mobile devices, and ebook readers. The final ebook files must be in EPUB version 3.0.1 (or later) format, to ensure that the text is fully searchable and reflowable and that fonts are resizable on any e-reading device.

For more information see http://www.neh.gov/grants/odh/humanities-open-book-program

Note: Receipt Deadline June 10, 2015 for Projects Beginning January 2016

Roxanne Missingham

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