Project MUSE News: UPCC eBook Collections Update

from Project MUSE:

Project MUSE is pleased to announce that 51 distinguished scholarly publishers have signed contracts to participate in the forthcoming UPCC eBook Collections, to be offered on the MUSE platform beginning January 1, 2012. UPCC (University Press Content Consortium) collections will offer top quality book-length scholarship, fully integrated with MUSE's full-text scholarly journal content, with library-friendly access and usage terms and affordable tiered pricing.

Among the new publishers joining the initiative are Pennsylvania State University Press, Georgetown University Press, Northwestern University Press, Cork University Press, Hong Kong University Press, University of Texas Press, Vanderbilt University Press, University of Arizona Press, Southern Illinois University Press, and Wilfrid Laurier University Press. The newly confirmed participants bring strengths in indigenous studies, comparative literature, Latin American studies, theater, Irish studies, and Jewish studies, among others, and will supplement anticipated content depth in areas such as literary criticism, policy studies, religion, gender studies, bioethics, and history of medicine and technology.

UPCC eBook Collections will be offered for purchase, with perpetual access rights and unlimited usage, downloading, and printing. Book content will be in PDF format, searchable and retrievable to the chapter level. By late summer 2011, MUSE will unveil a beta version of a new search interface encompassing both journal and book content, with sophisticated post-search filtering options, running on a parallel platform featuring free sample book content for libraries and users to explore. Pricing and purchase details for the book collections to be released in January will be available no later than October 1.

"Watching the list of participating presses expand, and fielding the enthusiastic inquiries from our library customers, provide confirmation that the MUSE/UPCC model effectively balances the needs of publishers and libraries for sustainable institutional access to scholarly e-books," said Dean Smith, Director, Project MUSE. "With over fifty publishers confirmed, and more than ten others in the final stages of the contract process, we expect to offer the most comprehensive and diverse collection of books spanning the humanities, the social sciences, and the sciences."

The complete list of publishers now contracted to participate in UPCC eBook Collections on Project MUSE follows.

Presses new to the list are marked with an asterisk.

  • Baylor University Press
  • Brookings Institution Press
  • Cork University Press*
  • Duke University Press
  • Duquesne University Press*
  • ELT Press
  • Fordham University Press
  • Gallaudet University Press
  • Georgetown University Press*
  • Hong Kong University Press*
  • Indiana University Press
  • Jewish Publication Society*
  • Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Kent State University Press
  • Michigan State University Press
  • Minnesota Historical Society Press*
  • Northwestern University Press*
  • New York University Press
  • Ohio University Press*
  • Oregon State University Press*
  • Pennsylvania State University Press*
  • Purdue University Press*
  • Rutgers University Press
  • Slavica Publishers*
  • Southern Illinois University Press*
  • SUNY Press*
  • Syracuse University Press
  • Temple University Press
  • Texas A&M University Press*
  • University of Alabama Press*
  • University of Arizona Press*
  • University of Arkansas Press
  • University of Hawaii Press
  • University of Michigan Press
  • University of Nebraska Press
  • University of Nevada Press*
  • University of New Mexico Press*
  • University of Pennsylvania Press
  • University of Pittsburgh Press
  • University of Texas Press*
  • University of Washington Press
  • University of Wisconsin Press
  • University Press of Colorado*
  • University Press of Mississippi*
  • University Press of New England
  • Utah State University Press*
  • Vanderbilt University Press *
  • Wayne State University Press*
  • Wesleyan University Press*
  • West Virginia University Press
  • Wilfrid Laurier University Press*

More information on the collaboration between Project MUSE and the UPCC (University Press Content Consortium) on eBooks Collections may be found at http://muse.jhu.edu/about/new/ebook_collections.html. An initial set of questions and answers about digital books on MUSE is at http://muse.jhu.edu/about/muse/faq_books.html. Questions about UPCC eBooks Collections on MUSE may be directed to muse@press.jhu.edu.

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