Fordham University Press has partnered with the William D. Walsh Family Library to carry certain of its academic titles digitally through DigitalResearch@Fordham.
The move will allow scholars and researchers open access to the titles both inside and outside of the Fordham community. Readers will be able to download and read book content online and bookmark and share content on sites such as Digg, Facebook, Blogger and Linked-in.
The first set of books to become available will be books in the Institute of International Humanitarian Assistance (IIHA) series, with titles such as Human Security For All (2004) and The Pulse of Humanitarian Assistance (2007).
But more titles will follow over the next year, said Press Director Fred Nachbaur, with the next step being to upload books authored by Fordham University faculty.
“[This digital initative] helps to raise our profile and get our name in front of researchers, scholars, and students using the repository,” said Nachbaur.