The new Project Muse interface went live on Sunday, August 17:
Project MUSE is pleased to announce the release of a new web interface, enhanced with many features to aid ease of navigation, expand discovery, and encourage deeper interaction with the wealth of scholarly content offered by MUSE.
Online now at http://muse.jhu.edu, the new site design offers several new tools and resources for scholars, librarians, and publishers. MUSE offers full text access to current content from nearly 400 high quality journals in the humanities and social sciences, from some 100 not-for-profit publishers, and the web site's improved features will help users find, utilize and share this content more readily and efficiently.
A highlight of MUSE's new web site is wider range of functionality at the individual journal article level, including the ability to email a link, find more articles from the same author(s), and share the article via popular social bookmarking services. Color indicators allow users to easily determine to which content they have full text access, at both the journal and article level.
Improved navigation in the site's informational pages makes it easier for researchers, librarians, and publishers to access tools such as training guides, usage statistics, journal holdings information, and technical documentation. A new search feature also offers the ability to search only the informational pages, to quickly locate key details such as pricing, upcoming journal additions, or supported technologies. An entirely new section is dedicated to information for current and prospective publishers of journals in MUSE.
Additional features are planned to further enhance the new web interface. During the fall and winter, users will begin to see reference linking and a "Related Articles" list at the journal article level, and a new cover sheet with functionality comparable to the HTML articles will be added to the PDF versions. MUSE also expects to implement the SUSHI (Standardized Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative) technology shortly, and is seeking library testing partners for this feature. Libraries interested in participating in SUSHI testing should contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.