Time to update an infoDOCKET item from March 19, 2012 when we shared news that the U.S. Department of State was beginning a pilot program and releasing five volumes of the Foreign Relations of the United States series as ebooks.
Today, about 10 months later, we learn that the pilot has expanded and 108 volumes of the Foreign Relations of the United States are now available in epub and MOBI formats. These volumes cover events from 1945-1976.
From the Office of the Historian, U.S. Department of State:
The FRUS e-book initiative is an outgrowth of the Office of the Historian’s efforts to optimize the series for its website. Because the Office adopted the Text Encoding Initiative’s open, robust XML-based file format (TEI), a single digital master TEI file can store an entire FRUS volume and can be transformed into either a set of web pages or an e-book. The free, open source eXist-db server that powers the entire Office of the Historian website also provides the tools needed to transform the FRUS TEI files into HTML and e-book formats.