Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL)

American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)

Updated 20 July, 2009


ACLS Humanities E-Book
Humanities E-Book is a digital collection of over 1500 full-text titles offered by the ACLS in collaboration with twelve learned societies, nearly 90 contributing publishers, and librarians at the University of Michiganís Scholarly Publishing Office.
ACLS Humanities E-book: an examination. Author(s): Jocelyn Berger-Barrera. Collection Building; Volume: 27 Issue: 3; 2008 General review. Emerald Group Publishing Limited (15/8/08)
ACLS Humanities E-Book. American Council of Learned Societies. ISBN Annual site license/subscription ranges from $450.00 to $3,125.00; based on Carnegie Classification/FTE. Internet resource.  August 2008 issue of CHOICE.

NEWS:  11/3/09  HEB annouces a new PURCHASE OPTION, which includes all current and future content. Over 10 years, one-time purchase will save an average of 20% off projected annual subscription rates, as well as annual subscription administrative costs, while content will be be growing at an average annual rate of over 13%. This means that by the end of 10 years the collection will have grown to over 6,700 volumes in all fields across the humanities, including distinguished series from leading university presses.  UPDATE 13/3/09:  A purchase provides a 10-year license to all current and future content, which will be growing at an average annual rate of over 13%. The purchase option includes ownership of the files for any works that are not protected by copyright [the out-of-copyright and orphan works is just 15% of the collection at this point] at the expiration of the 10-year term.  In conversations with librarians, ten years was considered the best approximation for "perpetual" in the current electronic environment for platforms, delivery and archiving systems.  This means that by the end of 10 years the collection will have grown to over 6700 volumes in all fields across the humanities, including distinguished series from leading university presses.  Over 10 years, one-time purchase will save an average of 20% off projected annual subscription rates, in addition to libraries' internal savings on the administration and management of annual subscriptions and renewals.

2009 Pricing for CAUL (16/7/08, retained for 2010, 20/7/09)
Subscribing institutions (15/5/08)
Title List (3/8/07)

Statistics (17/7/08)

Consortium License Agreement (15/5/08)
Terms for Use of ACLS Humanities E-Book (15/5/08)
Use of content in course-packs or electronic reserve & linking direct to article level. (17/7/08)
Yes, we encourage the use of our simultaneous multi-user content in course-paks and electronic reserve.
Direct permanent linking is available on the title level; and on the chapter level is stable (although not necessarily permanent). For details, we have info on our site at:
http://www.humanitiesebook.org/help.html#Anchor-Linking-37516
Perpetual Access (17/7/08)
Our pricing and license agreements with the participating publishers does not allow for perpetual access.
IP Blocking
LOCKSS/CLOCKSS/Portico (17/7/08)
The University of Michigan does not yet have any level of participation. They may in the future, but at this time have their own extensive archiving procedure.

Subscriptions and Access (3/8/07)
Consortial Discounts (10/1/08)


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