by Elise Proulx

Outreach & Marketing Coordinator, Publishing Group

The digital scholarly monograph collection formerly known as eScholarship Editions has been renamed “UC Press E-Books Collection, 1982-2008” (

A joint project of UC Press and the California Digital Library’s Publishing Group, the E-Books Collection includes nearly 2,000 UC Press-published scholarly books on a range of topics, including art, science, history, music, religion, and fiction.

Access to the digital books is free for all University of California faculty, staff, and students; more than 750 titles are also freely available to the public. Print versions of many of the books can be purchased directly from UC Press (

The collection’s new name more accurately reflects its scope and provenance – and helps differential these books from the scholarly material currently published in eScholarship, the CDL’s open access publishing service for the UC academic community (