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An e-book, electronic book, or digital book, is defined by The Oxford English Dictionary as a book whose text is available in electronic format for reading on a specialized device or computer screen.
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"The primary aim of DOAB is to increase discoverability of Open Access books. . .The directory will be open to all publishers who publish academic, peer reviewed books in Open Access and should contain as many books as possible, provided that these publications are in Open Access and meet academic standards."
The Met makes nearly 400 texts freely available online.
Reliable, expertly edited, and free digital Shakespeare texts for use by researchers. Starting from the Folger Editions of Shakespeare's works edited by Barbara Mowat and Paul Werstine, Folger Digital Texts uses XML to create a highly articulate indexing system. Researchers can read the plays online, download PDFs for offline reading, search a play or the whole corpus, navigate by act, scene, line, or the new Folger Through line Numbers. As of Fall 2013, 13 plays are available. Freely available!
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Rebecca StuhrCoordinator for Humanities Collections
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
stuhrreb @ pobox.upenn.edu