The Digital Library of Georgia and the University of Georgia Press have collaborated to make important works on Georgia history available in a digital format.
A collection of early and seminal works on Georgia history is now freely accessible in digital editions through the Digital Library of Georgia. Biographies, letter collections, and works of Georgia history are among the initial group of forty-nine books in the University of Georgia Press Georgia History E-book Project.
Many of the books are by major Southern historians who worked at the University of Georgia starting in the 1940s, including E. Merton Coulter, Albert Berry Saye, and Kenneth Coleman.
“Technology has drastically changed the publishing landscape,” said Nicole Mitchell, director of the University of Georgia Press. “Press Marketing and Sales Director, John McLeod, and Deputy University Librarian Toby Graham saw an opportunity to make available dozens of important out-of-print works on the state’s history through the Digital Library of Georgia as a service to scholars, students and general readers.”
“The press has a long history of publishing outstanding works of scholarship and literature,” said Graham. “The University Libraries and GALILEO are pleased to help bring a selection of these titles to the web as a part of the Digital Library of Georgia.”
Each book also is available for purchase in printed paperback editions through booksellers. The University of Georgia Press has more than 250 books available in e-book editions, and publishes many of its new titles simultaneously in print and digital formats. The Georgia History E-book Project is the press’ first collaborative open access initiative.