Mellon grant supports digitization and open access of Latin American scholarship - News | About JSTOR
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"More than 600 out-of-print scholarly books published by El Colegio de México will be digitized and made available in open access form by JSTOR, thanks to a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The grant has been offered as part of the Humanities Open Book Program, a joint project of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Mellon Foundation to make important scholarly books available widely to students and researchers. El Colegio de Mexico, or “Colmex,” as it is often known, is one of the most important academic research centers in the world. Founded in 1938, Colmex has published key books in the humanities and humanistic social sciences, yet many of these books have been unavailable for years or even decades. This digitization project not only will make the books available again but will ensure their availability for decades to come. Dr. Silvia E. Giorguli Saucedo, President of El Colegio de México, said, “El Colegio de México, through its publication, has played a fundamental role in the building of an academic community interested in the history and literature in Mexico and Latin America, as well as in the social, economic, political, demographic, linguistic and cultural processes in the region. It has also set a dialogue regarding its role in the international context. This collaboration with JSTOR will allow us to ensure the preservation of our publications, reach a wider audience and further contribute to the building of knowledge and understanding of our region.”..."