July 2003- H-Net: Humanities and Social Sciences OnLine is pleased to announce that all of its web resources are now available through a new URL: www.h-net.org. H-Net had sought to secure this URL for over five years. www.h-net.org is simple, easy to remember and best represents H-Net's status as an independent non-profit scholarly organization. The H-Net website provides access to all and the resources that these networks have developed including over one million messages over H-Net's discussion lists. The H-Net website is also home to H-Net Reviews, the largest online publisher of scholarly reviews in the humanities and social sciences, the H-Net Job Guide, and the comprehensive H-Net Announcements database.
With the move to www.h-net.org, H-Net is also unveiling new more friendly URLs for H-Net Reviews in the Humanities and Social Sciences. These URLs employ persistent identifiers and will enable individual reviews to be located through Internet search engines and linked from library online catalogues. H-Net publishes over 1500 scholarly reviews of books, films, and electronic products annually. Commissioned by field experts who serve as review editors for H-Net's subject networks, H-Net Reviews average 1500-2500 words and are amongst the first and most widely distributed scholarly assessments published on most works in the humanities and social sciences.
As a scholarly publisher, H-Net is committed to long-term persistent maintenance of all of its online publication. H-Net will therefore maintain the functionality of all previous URLs. This will ensure that all citations to the old URLs will always locate the content that was cited.
The shift to www.h-net.org does not alter H-Net's relationship to Michigan State University. Like most scholarly societies, H-Net is housed at a university. MATRIX: Center for the Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences On-line at Michigan State University, serves as H-Net's host and houses H-Net's offices and computing capacity.