ACLS Humanities E-Book (HEB) is an online collection of approximately 5,523 books of high quality in the humanities, accessible through institutional and individual subscription. These titles are offered by the ACLS in collaboration with thirty-one learned societies, 125 contributing publishers, and the Michigan Publishing division at the University of Michigan Library.
Fields currently covered include the following: African History, American History, Animal Studies, Archaeology, Art and Architectural History, Asian History, Australasian/Oceanian History, Biblical Studies, Bibliographic Studies, Byzantine History, Canadian History, Caribbean History, Central European History, Comparative/World, Eastern European/Russian History, Economic History, Environmental Studies, European History, Film and Media Studies, Folklore, Hip Hop Studies, Islamic Studies, Jewish Studies, Latin American History, Law, LGBT/Queer Studies, Linguistics, Literature, Literary Criticism, Medicine, Methods/Theory, Middle Eastern History, Musicology, Native Peoples of the Americas, Performance Studies (theater, music, dance), Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, Science/Technology, Sociology and Women's Studies.
Content is selected by an advisory board composed of leading scholars, editors, librarians and university administrators.
ACLS Humanities E-Book includes core backlist titles in the humanities and social sciences, with 150-200 new titles added.
Between 300 and 400 titles are added each year.
ACLS Humanities E-Book is live on the Fulcrum platform as of 1 August 2018. From https://fulcrum.org/accessibility
The Fulcrum platform aims to meet WCAG 2.1 AA Standards in both the platform and its content by providing infrastructure and resources to support accessible books, image descriptions, transcripts for audio, captions for video, and alternative formats for digitised content.
The extent to which Fulcrums meets WCAG 2.0 and Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act is reported in Fulcrum's Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT®) Version 2.3 INT.
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Fulcrum supports access for your institution's members through federated Single Sign-On technologies such as Shibboleth or OpenAthens. Fulcrum is a member of InCommon and participates in eduGAIN. Allowing your members to access ACLS HEB via your Shibboleth/OpenAthens Identity Provider requires the following:
HEB is OpenURL compliant on the title level, but not on the chapter and page level. In order to offer the most stable link to an individual title, you may use the title-specific handle, which can be found in the book's catalogue record, and the format for which matches the following example:
You may also use the Citable Link on the title record page of each book at https://fulcrum.org/heb, located beneath the Subject. The format matches this example:
The Citable Link may be used to link to a title in the HEB collection on syllabi and course packs or on learning management systems such as Blackboard, Moodle, Canvas and D2L.
MARC records are available free to subscribers and can be downloaded.
As of November 2019 , the following files are available:
PLEASE NOTE: The records are MARC21, USMARC records, in Unicode UTF-8 format. There is a discrepancy between the number of records and the number of books in the collection due to the fact that multi-volume sets share a single record. Every effort has been made to bring these records up to current national standards.
MARC records are provided "as is". Some options for MARC editing tools can be found on the Library of Congress' website: http://www.loc.gov/marc/marctools.html. One free program, MarcEdit, can be downloaded here: http://marcedit.reeset.net/downloads.
Subscribers may share the HEB bibliographic records and metadata with third-party, not-for-profit databases as well as other service developers and providers working to make this data more broadly accessible as long as the records are not being resold by any party.
Records for all HEB titles, complete with OCLC IDs, are also disseminated via WorldCat, and are available as a separate WorldCat Collection set.
Since HEB went live in September 2002, 161 titles have been removed from the collection. Libraries can download this list of titles (including removal dates).
Users can refine their search, save their search results, email their search history and save results as citations.
Basic searches can be by author, title, and subject. Advanced searches are possible using boolean operators, and proximity, bibliographic, and series searches.
Institutional subscribers can access their stats for our new platform, Fulcrum, at https://fulcrum.org/counter_reports. This requires no login; it uses IP authentication to identify the requesting institution. You may need to alter the previous link to a proxied URL in order to be IP-authenticated to the reporting system.
Stats have been recorded on Fulcrum since our migration on 1 August 2018. You can still access stats from before July 31, 2018 at https://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/s/stats/subscriber (choose ACLS Humanities E-Book (acls) in scrolling menu).
HEB stats are COUNTER 5 compliant. The COUNTER 5 standard is markedly different from COUNTER 4. The biggest difference comes in the way the reports count the number of hits. Your stats look different because the new COUNTER 5 standard shows use in a very different way and Fulcrum provides readers with a more modern way of reading which doesn't rely on individual page views in a page turner.
IMPORTANT: Several reports are available, but for details on title usage HEB subscribers should draw on the Title Master Report with the total item requests metric. For general platform usage, subscribers should draw on the Platform Master Report using the total item investigations metric. For details on chapter downloads, subscribers should draw on the Item Master Report using the total item requests metric.