As part of an ongoing effort to highlight various resources, spaces and service, the UMass Amherst Libraries are currently promoting their Gender Studies E-Book Collection and Latin American Studies E-Book Collection from Duke University Press.
Isabel Espinal, research services librarian for the departments of Latin American, Caribbean and Latino studies and women, gender, sexuality studies, advocated for the purchase of these resources because of the cross-disciplinary applications of the collections’ content.
These resources are available to all UMass Amherst students, faculty and staff with no download restrictions, and are accessible off-campus via UMass Amherst NetID. Additionally, Librarians Ann Kardos and Jennifer Eustis worked to ensure that the collections are entirely searchable via Discovery Search and the Five Colleges Catalog.
“I love teaching with e-books because buying books is expensive for students and an unlimited e-book license lets everybody read the Library copy at the same time,” says Laura Briggs, professor in women, gender, sexuality studies. “The collections bring together the work of brilliant, recently-published scholars, which makes for lively seminars on current scholarship.”