Researchers in the humanities enhance their books with research material

SURFfoundation acuteel 14 October 2011

Starting in February 2011, SURFfoundation is awarding a monthly prize for the Enhanced Publication (EP) of the Month. Enhanced publications are a new type of scientific/scholarly communication whereby researchers make publications available online in combination with other material. This includes such things as research reports that are made publicly available on the Internet or film clips to explain the research method to the general public.

To highlight the possibilities offered by enhanced publications, SURFfoundation will be awarding a prize each month in 2011 to a good example of such enhancement.

The eHumanities group within the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) aims to increasingly combine traditional publications with the related research material. Aided by a subsidy from the SURFshare programme the group has therefore made four previously printed books available online, “enhanced” with supplementary material.

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