UC Press E-Books Collection is managed by the Publishing Group at the California Digital Library. As one of the University of California libraries, the CDL supports the assembly and creative use of the world's scholarship and knowledge for the UC libraries and the communities they serve. The Publishing Group program facilitates innovation and experimentation in the production and dissemination of scholarly works.
Almost 2,000 electronic editions of academic books have been published online at the UC Press E-Books Collection, 1982-2004, web site. All ebooks in the collection are available for free to UC faculty, staff, and students. Additionally, more than 25 percent of the books are available for free to the public (including Virginia Tech users).
eScholarship utilizes an XML- and Java-based infrastructure to support the publication of electronic books that are user-friendly, flexible, and viable for the long term. This infrastructure provides a full range of services for researchers, scholars, teachers, and readers, including full-text searching and internal links to footnote and index references.
Public means the book is available online to everyone, everywhere. Some books are restricted to University of California faculty, staff, and students only. Books that are available to everyone will have a icon. This does NOT mean that the book is in the public domain - only that anyone can access it. The book is still under copyright to the University of California Press.
September 13, 2010