ACLS Humanities E-Book web site considered best in humanities

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The ACLS Humanities E-Book web site just received a rave review from the prestigious Reviews in History of the Institute of Historical Research, London.

As Eileen Gardiner from HEB explains in a recent email announcement, “Mark Herring of Winthrop University traces the history of Humanities E-Book, its place within the scholarly mission of ACLS, its broad-base coalition of university presses and learned societies, its emphasis on the quality of the collection, its user-friendly interface and search engine, innovative XML titles, very reasonable pricing and its close attention to details such as free MARC records, citation methods and other metadata. The review gives ACLS and HEB the highest praise for their work within the digital humanities:

‘…ACLS has gone about its work to put together people and books to create the best possible site. Suffice it to say that numerous other groups and organizations work together to make HEB one of the best – if not the best – electronically accessible sites in the humanities. It surely stands as an equal to JSTOR, MUSE and other contenders to this throne.’”

See the full review at:
http://www.history.ac.uk/reviews/paper/herringm2.html