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- Main Title Broadening access to books on Texas and Oklahoma: Final report, best practices, and lessons learned
Author: Hawkins, Kevin S.Creator Type: PersonalCreator Info: University of North Texas
Name: National Endowment for the Humanities
- Creation: 2020-03-20
- Content Description: This white paper provides a summary of grant activities and provides some best practices and lessons learned for other efforts to make out-of-print humanities books available in ebook format.
- Physical Description: 6 p.
- Keyword: electronic publishing
- Keyword: digital libraries
- Keyword: ebooks
- Keyword: grants
- Place Name: United States - Texas
- Place Name: United States - Oklahoma
- Grant: National Endowment for the Humanities; Humanities Open Book Program
- References: "Broadening Access to Books on Texas and Oklahoma: Application Cover Page and Narrative for Grant Application for Humanities Open Book Program," ark:/67531/metadc826654
- References: "Broadening access to books on Texas and Oklahoma," ark:/3A/67531/metadc849999/
- References: "Broadening access to books on Texas and Oklahoma," ark:/67531/metadc980796
- References: "Broadening access to books on Texas and Oklahoma," ark:/67531/metadc993958
Name: UNT Scholarly WorksCode: UNTSW
Name: UNT LibrariesCode: UNT
- Rights Access: public
- Grant Number: HZ-234002-16
- Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1633737
- Academic Department: UNT Libraries
- Display Note: Abstract: The digitization and creation of freely-accessible ebooks for 146 books on the history of Texas and Oklahoma. The books were selected by the University of North Texas Press, the Oklahoma Historical Society, the Portal to Texas History, the Texas State Historical Association, and the UNT Libraries Scholarly Publishing Services. This two-year project, led by the University of North Texas Libraries, will broaden access to 141 books selected by one of three publishers or by the UNT Libraries for their relevance to the history of Texas and Oklahoma. It will also broaden access to five humanities-related books to be selected once the grant starts. Those books not yet available online through the Gateway to Oklahoma History, Portal to Texas History, or UNT Digital Library websites will be digitized, with full-text searching, and added to the appropriate site. All books will be converted to EPUB and Kindle formats, made available to download with the digitized version online, and added to the UNT Library Catalog and to WorldCat. The project also includes the production of "print-ready" PDFs from the scans of many of the books to allow them to be made available for sale in print again using print-on-demand technology.