ACLS History E-Book Project Press Release—August 2006
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College Art and ACLS History E-Book Project Ally to Produce E-Books
The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) and the College Art Association (CAA) are pleased to announce CAA's participation in the ACLS History E-Book Project (HEB). Beginning with a carefully chosen selection of titles, including a new XML edition of John Clarke's Roman Black-and-White Figural Mosaics to be released this fall, HEB and CAA will explore many of the opportunities and challenges involved in bringing art-history scholarship into the digital realm. College Art thus becomes the ninth ACLS constituent society to join in the Project.
According to HEB project directors Eileen Gardiner and Ron Musto, "CAA's participation in the Project comes at an important time in our planning for a broader Humanities E-Book Project. We welcome them as an important collaborator and publisher of digital scholarship."
According to CAA president Nicola Courtright, "CAA looks forward to this collaboration with enthusiasm. CAA has been committed to digital publishing for some years through our born-digital journal, caa.reviews, and we believe that our collaboration with the ACLS History E-Book Project will continue to realize important goals for our members. The project will encourage a wider audience in the humanities to encounter major scholarship in art history, an especially significant opportunity in this era of increasing interdisciplinarity."
For complete information on the History E-Book Project visit its website at www.historyebook.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.