E-book Publishing

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$54,484
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Minnesota Historical Society Press
Status
Ongoing
Counties Affected
Statewide
Legal Citation / Subdivision
LAWS of MINNESOTA for 2009 Ch. 172, Art. 1, Subd. 4 (c), Programs
Appropriation Language

(c) Programs. $3,000,000 in 2010 and $4,750,000 in 2011 are for programs and purposes related to the historical and cultural heritage of the state of Minnesota, conducted by the Minnesota Historical Society.

2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$54,484
Project Overview

The Minnesota Historical Society Press(MHS Press) converted more than 125 MHS Press/Borealis Books titles to digital formats for multiple e-book readers, including the Kindle, the Nook, the Sony E-reader and the Apple iPad, allowing us to meet the needs of not only young, tech-savvy readers, but also users in the over-50 age bracket who have been among the first adopters of e-reader technologies.

The Minnesota Historical Society Press (MHS Press) joined more than 50 publishers participating in the UPCC e-Book Collections on Project MUSE. Project MUSE is a leading provider of digital humanities and social science content for libraries and educators. University Press Content Consortium (UPCC) collections will offer top-quality book-length scholarship, fully integrated with MUSE’s full-text scholarly journal content, with library-friendly access and usage terms and affordable tiered pricing.

MHS Press also developed its first "enhanced e-content" project with Arts and Cultural Heritage funds: a new mobile application to accompany the paperback book, Dad's Eye View of the Twin Cities. This application allows for sharing among parents and other caregivers, encourages intergenerational connections and gives users a fun new way to explore important cultural and historical places in the Twin Cities.

Project Details
The Minnesota Historical Society Press (MHS Press) converted more than 125 MHS Press/Borealis Books titles to digital formats for multiple e-book readers, including the Kindle, the Nook, the Sony E-reader and the Apple iPad, allowing us to meet the needs of not only young, tech-savvy readers, but also users in the over-50 age bracket who have been among the first adopters of e-reader technologies. MHS Press also developed its first "enhanced e-content" project with ACHF funds: a new mobile application to accompany the paperback book, Dad's Eye View of the Twin Cities. This application allows for sharing among parents and other caregivers, encourages intergenerational connections and gives users a fun new way to explore important cultural and historical places in the Twin Cities.
Project Manager
First Name
Pam
Last Name
McClanahan
Organization Name
Minnesota Historical Society Press
Street Address
345 Kellogg Boulevard West
City
St. Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55102
Phone
651-698-8675