Project

Humanities Open Book Program: Cornell Open

Office of Digital Humanities

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Through the Humanities Open Book Program, Cornell University Press digitized more than 100 titles in the fields of anthropology, classics, political science, literary criticism and theory, German studies, and Slavic studies.  These books are among those now available on Cornell Open, an open access portal for both new and classic out-of-print titles from its catalog.

Jointly sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Humanities Open Book Program has made outstanding out-of-print humanities books available to a wide audience. By taking advantage of low-cost “ebook” technology, the program has allowed teachers, students, scholars, and the public to read humanities books that have long been out of print.