Thanks to a grant program jointly sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Syracuse University Press has been able to make select out-of-print books in the humanities available again by re-creating them as free, Open Access e-books. Projects selected for Syracuse Open include backlist titles from our Irish Studies series and important books of regional interest. These e-books may be accessed here or through the Syracuse University Libraries institutional repository.

The Humanities Open Book Program is part of the National Endowment for the Humanities’ agency-wide initiative The Common Good: The Humanities in the Public Square, which seeks to demonstrate and enhance the role and significance of the humanities and humanities scholarship in public life. In addition to making these books available, this new collaborative effort between NEH and Mellon will also better define the costs and benefits of digitizing out-of-print scholarship and making it available, at no charge, to the general public