Mānoa: UH Press wins $90,000 grant for open-access publishing of out-of-print books | University of Hawaii News
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"The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded the University of Hawai‘i a $90,000 grant to digitize 100 out-of-print University of Hawai‘i Press books for open access.
The project is part of the Humanities Open Book Program, a joint initiative between the Mellon Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).
'We’re grateful to the Mellon Foundation and the NEH for supporting our open-access initiatives,' said Trond Knutsen, UH Press digital publishing manager. 'Now, with the advent of digital technology, these works can become available to a new generation of readers around the world.'
UH Press selected the 100 titles—representing fields such as Asian studies, Pacific studies, linguistics, anthropology and history—based on their contemporary scholarly relevance, historical significance, and practical value for teaching and research purposes.
'This initiative will be an enormous contribution to the advance of scholarship globally, but particularly for colleagues and students in places in Asia and the Pacific where libraries are inadequate and access to printed scholarly sources is difficult,' said Barbara Watson Andaya, chair of the UH Mānoa Asian Studies Program.
Beginning in 2018, the digitized titles will be hosted on a custom open-access portal where readers will be able to download them in EPUB and PDF formats. A print-on-demand option will also be offered for select titles."