Humanities Open Book Program - Temple University Press

Office of Digital Humanities

Internet archive book scanner
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A book scanner at the Internet Archive headquarters in San Francisco, California.

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Through the Humanities Open Book program, Temple University Press digitized and reissued 30 outstanding labor studies books in PDF, EPUB, and MOBI formats and made them freely available online. Chosen by an advisory board of scholars, labor studies experts, publishers, and librarians, each book contains a new foreword by a prominent scholar, reflecting on the content and placing it in historical context.

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.